November 8, 2010 | By: Tracy

If I Knew Then What I Know Now...

Last week  on Twitter there was a trending topic I absolutely loved. It was  called "Tweets to Your 16 Year Old Self". Not the first time the idea has ever been bounced around, but it's always a good time!!

I thought it might be a fun little game for us bloggers to pass around this week. (Feel free to borrow the idea, just give me a little love).  Now I could write an entire novel to younger self if I had the time...but since time is of the essence this month, let's just stick with the top five things.

Five Pieces of Wisdom My Adult-Self Wishes I Could Go Back & Tell My Teenage-Self:

1.  You're only going through an 'Ugly Duckling' phase right now. The swan is coming, I promise. Just hang in there.

2.  Enjoy the hell out of your friends while you can, because no matter what you all say now life WILL get in the way of K.I.T. after high school.

3. There is NO form of rejection that comes close to the painful suckitude of carrying around "what ifs" for the rest of your life. Don't be scared to take chances.

4.  No need to be embarrassed by your obsessive love of boy bands, vampires & sports. They'll bring you some of the best friends you've ever had.

5. This may sound stupid now, but start pitching the idea of "a blanket with sleeves". I'm telling you, it'll make you rich!

Now, let me hear some of the infinite pieces of wisdom you wish you could go back and tell you.

8 witty remarks:

salarsenッ said...

I love this.

That group of stuck-ups really won't change the older they get. Ignore them now.

Anne Gallagher said...

If I had left myself one comment, it would be to not care about fitting in with the "in" crowd, because after high school you'll never see them again.

Matthew Rush said...

My life was pretty tough as a teenager. I'm not going to go into it here but I will share what I tweeted last week:

Don't worry, things will get better, one day you'll awake and realize life is beautiful! #tweetyour16yearoldself

Creepy Query Girl said...

what a neat topic! Um, I just spent five minutes with my fingers hovering over the keys and i couldn't think of a single damn thing to tell myself. *sigh* How bout ' don't smoke so much pot! It'll catch up to you and make you slow on your feet when you're older...'

Shannon said...

Great topic, Tracy! =)

I love all of the advice to yourself!

To my 16 year old self:
Stop trying so hard to be a grown up. You have your entire life to be an adult. Enjoy this time. Oh, and tell the mean girls to f*off. :p

Jessica Bell said...

LOL! these are hilarious! I love the blanket one. Ok, you're probably going to laugh at me now, but ... is there seriously a blanket with sleeves on the market??? *ducks from embarassment*

Lola Sharp said...

I LOVE number 5! Man, the poor lowly Snuggie (snugglie? Whatever it's called.)...who'd've thought?

I've never had a fondness for boy bands (but I don't judge), but I loves me some vamps and sports, too.

Fun post. :)


Those are all very funny tweets. What a great idea for a tweet. And as I was reading them, I was thinking of how crazy that only a few years ago we didn't have Twilight. I guess that's the beauty of those sudden mass phenomenons.

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