We all have said it: “If only I had known then what I know now.” We all have our advice to our former selves. We all wish we could tell your younger self something, to change something in our pasts. Granted our pasts are what make us the people we are, but if I could go back and give my younger self advice, I would and I know what I would tell myself. I wouldn’t want to try to undo things, or make things not happen, I would want to try and change how I handled certain situations and used knowledge base in a better way.
First thing I would tell my younger self is to utilize my professors and their knowledge in college. I would advise myself to talk to them and use their expertise to find internships and volunteer work in the field I wanted to go into after college. I would tell myself to do anything possible to build a resume that would wow employers and show off all my assets and that I would be a great addition to any company. I would remind myself that job experience and contacts are important to a career, just as much, or rather more than the grades you get in college courses. I would tell myself to strive to make my career ambitions true rather than spending too much time worrying about having a boyfriend.
I would give myself the advice to listen to my body and pay attention to signs that something could be wrong. I would tell myself to not let things go too far with my health, to notice when things don’t seem normal. I don’t want to change being diagnosed with cancer, but maybe if I had paid attention I could have caught it sooner and dealt with it sooner. I would tell myself to not take things lightly and treat my symptoms seriously instead of brushing them aside as something else. I would tell myself to continue doing things I love instead of letting the cancer take my hobbies and friends away. I lost so many friends because i became recluse and they were scared. If I had known that would happen, I would have tried to stop it.
I would tell myself that having a boyfriend is not everything in life, and to not worry so much about having a man by my side. I would give my younger self the advice to not jump into a date or relationship with someone I barely know. Doing things like that can only cause troubles. I would advice myself to protect myself from being attacked. While the things that have happened to me in the past helped mold me into the strong woman I am today, I want to protect my younger self from the pain and heartache I have been caused.
There are so man different things that I want to tell my younger self. So many things I want my younger self to know. But if my younger self knew everything I know now, I would not be the woman I am, I would not be in the place in life that I am. If I knew everything I know now, my life would be completely different. There is a chance I wouldn’t know the people I do now, or be with the man I am now. I probably wouldn’t have my job or experienced the things in life that I have in the past. But I do still wish I would be able topast give myself advice.