Friday, 19 February 2016

Dear 16-Year-Old Me

Image from The Mindful Word

We've reached that age where a quarter-life crisis seems to be knocking on our doors. It's as though we're crossing this precarious, decrepit bridge over into professional adulthood - namely the struggles of finding meaningful and rewarding work while keeping our mental health in check through the excavation process. That and coping with the struggles of singlehood (or a first dating experience for one other) while our social circles are becoming increasingly saturated with invitations to weddings and baby showers. "What am I doing with my life?" is a question all-too-familiar and all-too-annoying. Maybe there are things that, if we had known in our teen years, would yield a different outlook on life.

So what would we tell our 16 y/o self?

1. High school is not the worst thing in life. You will survive.

2. Grad is an important milestone, but don't get caught up in making it perfect because that's perfectly unecessary.

3. Although your friends can be dramatic at times they're important to you maintaining a social life.

4. Start saving up for a trip ASAP.

5. Have zero expectations of boys. Things never go as you hope.

6. Singlehood is not a disease!

7. Drink more water, and take better care of your skin.

8. Be confident in your abilities to prevail through the trials of everyday survival living.

9. Don't lose hope on the goals you want to reach. Dream big and work through the small steps to build towards the bigger ones.

10. Making mistakes are inevitable. What matters is how much you are willing to own up to them.

xo Meraki Connexion

P.S. The image source has a pretty bomb letter of love too.

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