IMG 7176me, at about 6 months old (spookily like Fin!)

This is a pretty random post, and has came about in a very random way, but seeing that many of my most successful posts have been written in a similar way I thought I’d go with it!

Over the weekend I was listening to the radio and on came Ooh La La – otherwise known as I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger by The Faces. That tells you a lot about the radio station I listen to (BBC Radio 6 BTW!)

At 32 years old I’m no where near over the hill, but it made me start to think about what I’d tell a younger version of myself. Once I started thinking about it, I couldn’t stop. Not because I’m unhappy with where I am in life right now, I’m really happier than I dreamed I could be, but because there are so many little reassurances and golden nuggets of advice that would have made my journey here so much smoother. So here they are, the things I’d tell my younger self, and a reminder of some things to tell Fin and any other children I might have in the future… 

  • Everything will workout alright in the end
  • Not all men / boys go for thin girls (so have more confidence)
  • Wear suncream and make sure your moisturiser has an SPF in it (‘cause hello sun damage)
  • Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
  • Don’t go on the pill, get to know your body better instead
  • You can’t eat your emotions so don’t even try
  • Drink more water
  • Don’t put things off until ‘x,y,z’ happens
  • You are worth investing in now
  • Exercise can be fun
  • You’re an introvert, and that’s ok, here is how to handle that…
  • Only one credit card at a time please
  • Listen to the signals your body gives you and learn from them
  • You don’t have to go out drinking every weekend if you don’t want to
  • You’ll never regret any of those tattoos – you’ll love them as signs of the journey you’ve been on
  • Brush your teeth and floss more, don’t be scared of the dentist
  • Sleep AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. A day will come when all you’ll want to do is sleep, so enjoy it while you can!
  • You are enough
  • Be more confident – you are SO much smarter, more capable and beautiful than you realise

What would you tell a younger version of yourself? What key things have you learned in life that you’ll tell your children as they grow up?

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