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.
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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.