I always worked hard at school and got good grades, appreciated my family and friends, spent (and saved!) my money wisely, and never got in with a bad crowd (although mum and dad were probably to thank for that). I’ve always had fun, laughed lots and trusted my instincts. Really, there’s nothing I would change about my past. I like to live with no regrets, because I believe that every experience that I have had has made me who I am today. But even so, hindsight is a wonderful thing, and if I could, these are the five things I’d tell my younger self:
+ Style isn't just about fashion
If something doesn't feel right, don't wear it. It probably doesn't suit you. I've finally started to understand why some things just don't suit my body shape and some colours don't flatter my skin tone, no matter how gorgeous they look in magazines or on my friends.
Because as soon as you stop wearing them, your teeth won't be as straight and you'll have to pay lots of money to get a new pair of retainers made later (oops). You should always look after your smile, and smile more.
+ Keep a diary
Not of thoughts and feelings, but just keep a log to keep track of all the fun things you did, the spontaneous trips, the pranks you played, the gigs you went to, the new foods you tried and the people you met.
+ Be yourself
Because the people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind. Yes I did just quote Dr Seuss.
+ Keep doing what you’re doing
I suppose that really, I'm still working on these things to an extent. Would you agree with any of this advice, or have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below. If you fancy writing your own "What would you tell your younger self?" post, get involved with this competition run by Legal and General until 21st April, or if you already have, leave your link so I can check your post out. Keep doing what you're doing, lovelies!