5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Anyone else think back to how they were during their teenage years and wonder what they were thinking? Because I do…

I can’t believe how much of a hard time I gave myself and how many opportunities I missed out on over things that seem so silly now! On the plane back from my recent trip to Berlin I got thinking about what I would tell my younger self if I had the chance…

Don’t worry about the opinions of people that don’t matter…
When you do something a little out of the ordinary people will have an opinion, as long as you’re happy and not harming anyone else then don’t worry or let that bother you! Share your blog and be proud of it, everyone that cares about you will support you and be happy that you’re going something you enjoy. If your most loved ones have something to say, listen… Anyone else, don’t take any notice.



Try to look at everything in a positive light
It’s not useful to worry about the future and loose sight of the good things you’re doing right now. Think of the positives always and try to be more present, it doesn’t matter that you don’t know where you’re going to be in 5 years time! Work hard and good things will come to you…

Make the most of your time as a student 
Jodie, you really don’t need to nap in the afternoons… Get out of that habit! Also, you have so much time on your hands, do as many internships as possible and get out there. One last thing, don’t waste your first year being hungover and feeling sorry for yourself, get a job.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself 
Don’t change who you are for the sake of others, just be yourself. Not everyone will like you, and you won’t like everyone you meet either. You can’t please everyone and as long as you’re a good person then don’t worry. Remember, if everyone in this world was the same it would be a boring place!

Get some confidence! 
Work on pushing yourself out of your comfort zone everyday and the confidence will come. Don’t turn down opportunities because you’re scared and think you’re no good – go for it! There will be times that things go wrong, but don’t let that set you back.

What would you tell your younger self? 

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20 responses to “5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self”

  1. cindyhyue says:

    These are all so great, I agree with all of them for sure! Particularly the one about not taking so many naps because I was a serial napper back in college hahah. I do wish I had taken the plunge and started blogging back when I was in college as I had thought about it a million times over but never had the courage. Doing what I want and not thinking about what others think is definitely something I'd tell my younger self, and any other youngins out there!Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      Thank you lovely! Haha, it's true though isn't it… I think it's something all teens worry about, but it's learning to ignore the urge to care as quick as possible isn't it! x

  2. Frances says:

    Love this post Jodie!Love how all of your points are mostly based around doing what you want, living your best life and achieving yours dreams and not worrying about what others think! I think I would agree with all of these 🙂 xxFrances Kayleigh | Fashion & Beauty

  3. Tiffany Legg says:

    These posts are some of my favourite, it's always so interesting looking back and thinking about what we'd do differently x Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty 

  4. Jennifer Frank says:

    I love this! totally agree with pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. I hate being away from home and managed four weeks in London all by my lonesome this year and it felt so good to have that confidence! jen, velvet spring x

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      Thank you Jen! It's so important isn't it. That's actually incredible, especially in London, what a thing to say you've done! x

  5. PetiteElliee says:

    Loved this! I totally agree with being yourself- I was always too scared to at school but now I'm like SOD IT THIS IS ME http://www.petiteelliee.com Ellie xx

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      Thank you, so glad to hear that! I'm exactly the same! I remember actually telling myself that I needed to act a certain way, it's crazy thinking back to it!

  6. Amber Gregory says:

    Totally agree with you here… Don't let opportunities pass you by, they may not come around again. You look super pretty in these photos! Amber xwww.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Danielle Alexa says:

    I agree with so many of the points in this post, not to mention that you outfit is stunning and the perfect outfit for this time of the year!Danielle xxhttp://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  8. Shiana says:

    These are all so fab, I really wish I would of made the most of my student years!Shiana xx | shianajarvis.com

  9. Faye Laura says:

    What a truly lovely post, I agree with all of your points. I spent my childhood/teenage years in such a dark place, I hardly have one happy memory to look back on now 🙁 I just wish I could go back in time and give the little version of me some help! On another note, I have to mention how amazing your outfit is! I love those boots xxwww.fridayfaye.com

  10. Gemma Louise says:

    I love this post. I wish I'd been as confident as I am now when I was younger, there would be so many improvements!! xxGemma Louise

  11. Mel Eaglestone says:

    I'm 100% on board with making the most of your time as a student, I wasted SO much timeMel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  12. Charlotte Lane says:

    All of these photos are absolutely beautiful! You look gorgeous in all of them!! I would definitely tell myself not to worry about being shy as we all gain confidence as we get older. I was always soo hard on myself for being shy – I mean I still am, but no where near as much as I was as a teenager xoChar | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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