I know I’m still young, spontaneous and carefree. I still don’t know what my goals and purpose in life are, but if I would give advice to my younger self, here’s what I’m going to tell her:
- Try to read books.
You’ll never know if you’re a bookworm if you won’t try to read one. I promise you that it will be amazing. You can start with Harry Potter if you don’t have any idea what to read. By the way, you can always choose Gryffindor.
- Get a part-time job.
Vacation is fun but try to get a part-time job. Not because you want to buy something. Keep and save your earnings until you graduate because you’ll never know when the travel bug is going to bite you. It’s better to be prepared than wishing you could have saved a lot. You can put your money in a life insurance or investment plan and by the age of 26, you might have hundred thousands or even a million.
- Don’t be hasty to be in love.
Falling in love is great and being in love is even more great. But there’s more to life than spending your time looking for the right guy. Use your time to learn new skills and equip yourself to venture life’s challenges. The right guy will always come along when you least expect it.
- Every heartbreak will hurt a lot.
If it’s not meant to be, no matter how long you’ve been together or how strong the love is, there will always be an end to it. Cry if you must but remember you are one heartache closer to your one true love.
- Study while you discover your passion.
Getting good grades will make your parents proud but discovering your passion will immortalize you. Doing what you love won’t exhaust you, it will make you grow even more. Your perseverance will keep you going.
- Let them wonder.
You belong to the computer generation where information are everywhere but don’t disclose too much. Let them wonder what’s happening with your life. If they are really concern they’ll ask because some are just curious.
- Have courage but always be kind.
No one will be strong for you when you lost something. You need to feel and accept the pain, that’s what will make you stronger. Be strong but don’t forget to be kind, express compassion and empathy to those in need for it. Always remember that everyone’s fighting their own battle.
- Live in the moment.
Everyone’s worried about the future. It will always be there so for now live in the moment. Do the things you love and enjoy what you have, so when you look back you will never regret what you’ve missed, while preparing about the uncertainties of the future.
- Only God can judge you.
As long as you are not stepping on someone else, to get to where you are right now, you’re doing just fine. Don’t listen to what other people say. Walk confidently.
- You will always make a wrong decision.
We have free-will to choose what we want but every choice may either be a good decision or a lesson learned. Never be afraid to make a mistake because life is a journey not an examination to pass. Just enjoy the ride.
Enjoy being young and take life one day at a time. You will always be where you should be.
Your Future Self