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Monday, 13 August 2018
Advice to your Younger Self

As part of our upcoming event, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: A Cinematic Happening, comic artist Jade Sarson will be illustrating messages of advise to your younger self. We asked our staff team what words of wisdom they wish they could have told themselves...

 
 
Don't give up your hobbies just because it's not in the strict career plan – keep enjoying acrobatics, paper crafts, and writing for fun
 
Take time to heal friendships before it’s too late
 
Do everything you did but have faith everything will work out and stress less! (but stress a little more about how you spend your student loan)
 
You’ve got more time on your hands that you’ll ever have again – use it!
 
You’ve got a great brain for learning and growing – use it!
 
If you’re not sure what to do – take the most active road – regrets about things you let pass you by are harder than regrets about making a mistake.
 
Listen more
 
Travel as much as you can
 
Cry if you need to, be angry if you need to, they only last for 20 minutes, don’t supress your feelings, its better to let go.
 
Take a deep breath and let the river of life flow through you
 
Follow your dreams
 
Don’t listen to the doubters
 
Don’t get so drunk you cant remember.
 
Learn from your mistakes, put it down to experience – NEVER regret anything
 
Always use protection when having sex
 
Things happen for a reason, don’t dwell on things 
 
Be confident in your own opinion. It may not match your friends but challenging people is not a bad thing, if anything they will respect you more for it in the long run. 
 
I know you hate having to have braces now, but you will be thankful of it later. So smile away brace face. 
 
Your body is great. Enjoy it. Explore it. Kiss all the boys you want to! 
 
Don’t pluck your eye brows you silly mare. You WILL regret this.  
 
Posted by ljvaughan at 13:47

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