10 Things I wish I could tell my past self

I'm sure I'm not alone in this but as the years past by, extremely quickly so it seems since becoming an adult too. I think back on things that stressed me out, times I was so upset and didn't think it would pass, those stupid beauty & fashion choices and wish this older and more wiser version of myself could somehow have told me to fix up, sort myself out or how dreadful that outfit looked.
Do you ever wish you could go back and talk to your younger self in some situations, give yourself advice that would help now you're older and more wiser? There are so many things I wish I could tell my younger, not always much younger self either but I'll keep it to 10 because I promise my life isn't just full of regrets and wishing I could change everything in my past

1. Always put yourself first, yes it's nice to think of others and be considerate but it's even more important to be those things to yourself too. Your own happiness and life should be your main priority.

2. Them bronzers I use to plaster all over my face, especially the one with glitter in, bin them or use them properly. A shiny, gold face doesn't suit anyone. ANYONE!

3. Do not think you don't need to worry about skincare in your late teens/early 20's, it's important at all ages not just after you start to show signs of ageing. All the good makeup in the world doesn't do the job of skincare.

4. Life doesn't always go to that plan you made and that's ok, yes it's good to have goals to look forward to, things to achieve but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't always work out to that plan, if life throws a spanner in the works and puts us on a new path, then that's ok. Sometimes fate has other plans for us than we have for ourselves, don't stress over it.

5. Quality over quantity will always, always be a great motto to live by. Especially when it comes to friends, you don't need to be part of the biggest group at school and college, it's much more important to have fewer but closer and more trustworthy real friends than it is a huge number of what are no more than just people you know. Trust me, in 5, 10 + years you'll be lucky if a couple of them are even still by your side.  

6. Stop worrying what everyone else thinks, so what if your class mates don't like your latest pair of shoes, your stomach is toned like those fitness crazy girls on Instagram, you want to wear that bright orange lipstick everyday while everyone else seems to think those rosey nudes are the only lipstick colours available in the shops right now, none of it matters, others peoples opinions are not what's important. Just do whatever the heck makes you happy!

7. If you want something, if you have a dream, then go for it. Stop being scared of failing, of looking stupid, of it not working out. It's much better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.

8. The foundation thats two shades too dark, paired with that coloured mascara and half a tube of the shiniest lipgloss you could possibly have found, was never and will never look good, EVER. Go get a foundation that matches your skin colour/tone, go more subtle with the lip gloss and as for those crazy mascaras, just bin them and get some black or brown, I would have really thanked myself for this one back in my late teens.

9. You think you're the only one who doesn't know what they're doing or where they're going in life? you're certainly not, you're only young so just stop, breathe and take your time to figure things out, it's ok not to have all the answers at 21.

10. And most importantly I'd tell myself that no matter how low life gets, how bad things are or how many days I continuously cried for, things will get better again. Life does go on after huge, painful experiences and it's ok to take the time to deal with those but you can and WILL get through it, and it will even make you stronger.

What are some of the things you wish you could tell your younger self? can you relate to any of the things I'd tell my younger self?


  1. Awwww, I loved reading this post. There's so many things I wish I could tell my younger self! Some of yours I can relate to, like not knowing what you're doing and also about going out to get your dreams and not caring what people think. I'm not quite there with those yet but I'm making noticeable progress with them :)
    I wish I could have told myself to care about your body earlier. You only get one and you can't eat all the sweet treats in the world and not expect to get spots or start feeling less confident in my own clothes. And that working out was not something to be embarrassed about - so many people do it and it's okay. No one is staring at you.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cat | What Cat Says

    1. Thank you, we worry about so many things throughout our lives especially when we're younger and looking back it just seems so silly and a waste of time & energy, but when we're young we just don't know any better do we?
      So true about working out, I used to always worry what I looked like, if people were looking at me weirdly etc but no one is taking any notice

  2. This was a truly inspiring post and I can relate to pretty much all of them. Numbers 1,4,5 & 10 really speak to me, this is lessons I've learned too especially over the past couple of years. Thank you for sharing this!


    1. Thank you, although going through some of those experiences is horrible, I'm glad to read you're through the other side now and like me can look back as a lesson learnt


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