In true Oprah Super Soul Sunday style, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about change and how far away I am from the vision of my life that I had planned for myself when I was 14. To be honest, I didn’t really know what I’d be doing, but I thank the heavens and cosmos every day that things are the way they are right now, warts and all.
If I could go back and share some life lessons with my 14-year-old self anything, they would be-
- It’s not going to look you think it will. It’ll be even better.
- Trust the process.
- Hang on- don’t fall out of the roller-coaster.
- If you feel sad because a friend leaves your life, just know that there’s someone beautiful just waiting for you around the corner.
- You can’t see this right now, but you’re pretty flippin’ strong. Others will see, but sometimes you won’t- trust them on this.
- Don’t compare yourself to others as much as you do right now. We’re all built differently, but it’s not until we get a bit older that we see this as a strength rather than a weakness.
- Trust your gut. The more you do, the brighter your intuition burns. It’s your brightest light, my dear.
- Keep being independent- that what makes you ‘you’.
- Let yourself be fascinated by things that you wouldn’t normally feel fascinated by- keep being curious. Don’t stop yourself from diving in just because you can’t see the bottom.
- Your soul-sisters are there just waiting for you with open arms and you won’t have to pretend anymore. Stop putting up the barriers.
- Your loved ones love you with everything they have- love looks like different things to different people.
- You’re a bit of weirdo and people tell you this is a bad thing, but you’ll flippin’ love it when you’re older.
- Let yourself be surprised and enjoy innocence- it keeps things fresh and interesting. It doesn’t have to be so serious all the time.
- It’s ok to rest. You need to, for your mind and body, and it’s ok to want to.
- You’ve only got one life. Play the game well and bat it out of the field…. every.single.time.
How about you my lovelies? What would you go back and tell your 14-year-old self?
Love and teenage kicks,