A Letter To My 16 y.o. Self

A Letter to my 16y.o. Self.

Dear Kate,
I thought as your future self that I would send some of my ‘wisdom’ back thru the years …
* I know you think you are grown up now you have a job, but you’re not. Please go back to school. If you think money’s tight now, wait til you have a couple of kids and a minimum paying job because you have minimal schooling and no skills.
* Travel, travel, TRAVEL!
* Spend more time with your family – they are the ones who matter.
* Put more effort into friendships that matter to you. A good friend is worth their weight in gold. And if you are lucky you might even find yourself with a couple of life long friends whose friendship is as strong and beautiful no matter how much time passes between coffee dates. These people are gold, hang onto them.
* Buy shares in Google and Facebook. As soon as you hear the names! Believe me, you won’t regret it 😉
* Save, save, save!!! It’s so freaking hard to earn and once you spend it on ‘stuff’ you’ll never get it back! … And most of the ‘stuff’ is just crap that doesn’t last.
* Don’t keep drinking that diet coke you like so much. It’s poison.
* Don’t let any of the men you meet control you or define you.
* Don’t rush into marriage. Get to know yourself and, it sounds corny, to love yourself first. You and your love are worth more than you think.
* Choose your words carefully. It’s horrible to regret words you said or wrote in haste that have caused pain. Think first, then speak.
* Don’t get rid of your first sewing machine. You will always regret it. Sewing and quilting will become one of your favourite things!
* Stop dieting. Eat well and exercise regularly. Just KISS {Keep It Simple Stupid!}
* Wear sunscreen!
* I know I said to save, but always make sure you have a few bucks for fabric. It makes you so happy! haha {Maybe just become a little more discerning in what you buy!}
* STOP waiting for one day, some day, or when the time is right. The day is today, the time is now. Jump.
* Look after yourself better overall. There will come a time when you will want to hang onto your health, fitness and life for as long as you can. Because 2 little people will mean more to you than the universe and you won’t want to miss a single second of the amazing creatures they are.

Love, Yourself xo

Sew, what would you tell your 16y.o. self? x
I might write a letter to my future self next 🙂

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