My 17-year old self...

Advice to my teenage self

The power of hindsight… Such a wonderful thing! Don’t we all wish it was better known as the ‘power of foresight’?

I attended a function this week where one of the guests, as an icebreaker, asked the 30 odd people present in the room a question which had everyone’s level of wisdom momentarily rise.

My 17-year old self...
My 17-year old self…

The power of hindsight… Such a wonderful thing! Don’t we all wish it was better known as the ‘power of foresight’?

I attended a function this week where one of the guests, as an icebreaker, asked the 30 odd people present in the room a question which had everyone’s level of wisdom momentarily rise.

Her question was: “What advice would you give your 17-year old self?”

Around the room, people shared views:

  • Be yourself
  • Don’t worry, have faith – things work out for the best
  • Be grateful
  • Stop stressing
  • Don’t worry about what others say
  • You’ve been given everything you need to break through (I love this one!)

And another two pearls of wisdom which rang true to me:

  • Don’t be afraid to have a voice
  • Don’t be afraid to make decisions

What about me? Well, as the first cab off the rank, my spontaneous response was: “Follow your heart and go for it!” Perhaps simply a reflection of where my life is at…

I’m curious… What would you answer to the question “What advice would you give your 17-year old self?”

2 comments on “Advice to my teenage selfAdd yours →

  1. Le bagage que tu as reçu fais le voyager dans une bonne voix!!!

    Bonne journée Kim xxx

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