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6 Things I’d Tell a Younger Me

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  1. Jessica says:

    I love this post because all of the things that you’d tell yourself are things I’d tell a younger me. It’s amazing how age can give us such a perspective on ourselves and our lives.

  2. Sherry says:

    Wow! What a great post! It’s actually very comforting to know that many people had the same HS experiences as myself. The first on your list was so true for me as well. Good things come for those who wait. I would much rather have an amazing adult life than a popular high school life.

    • Courtney says:

      I agree. I always thought that maybe I was the only one out there who hated high school, but it seems pretty common. But, I love knowing that my best days are now and ahead of me….and not back in High School.

  3. Oh man that college advice is spot on. I didn’t party a lot but I had a horrible school work ethic. And I really fell off with my band work ethic senior year. wish I would have stuck it out. But the rest…so spot on.

    Great list! Came over from the Listable Life Meme.
    Happy Tuesday!

    Bernadette @ http://www.b3hd.blogspot.com

  4. Fabulous advice. Don’t you wish we could actually do that? Of course, our younger selves probably wouldn’t listen. 😉

  5. Jamie says:

    That was a GREAT post =) Reminded me about my mom, and how growing up we fought a lot, but now I look back and *giggles* and realize she was just truly being a good mom.

    I was the type that if a guy was interested in me, and he wouldn’t make a move, I’d make it 🙂 I guess I’m not old fashioned in that sense, but I truly appreciate your perspective.

    • Courtney says:

      Agreed. I do that often. Or how about when you say something and realize that ::gasp:: you SOUND like your mom?! Growing up down south, girls making the first move was just unheard of. Looking back though and seeing where I am (and he is)now, I realize that I’m right where I need to be and with WHO I need to be with.

  6. Yes, If we only knew then that are moms weren’t out to get us and they actually only wanted the best for us. My mom is my best friend now. Great list!

  7. Vivian says:

    This is so wonderful. I’m going to print it off and read it at my teen writers group on Wednesday. I also posted it on my author page on Facebook. Thanks for writing this post.

  8. This post is fantastic. You and I had similar experiences in our youth! And those girls and boys in my hometown that were so fabulous in HS – they didn’t leave either. 😉 Thanks for linking up!

  9. Deana says:

    Great list! My list was to my teen self as well. And I agree about the popular kids from high school. They are all still busy reliving the best days of their life. And we are busy living the best days of ours!

  10. Kyna says:

    Awe, this was a great post Courtney! I didn’t have the best time in high school either…okay, I had a miserable time. It’s funny to see some of the people that we went to high school with that STILL haven’t changed or moved on in almost 17 years! Makes me feel so good about where I have come and who I have become, that’s for sure!
    ♥ Kyna

    • Courtney says:

      I couldn’t agree more. I feel the same about how far I’ve come and how much I’ve changed since High School. It makes it easier to swallow those really crappy high school days when you look back and see that those people that made it so miserable are still just sitting around.

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