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Question to Bloggers/Friends – What would you say to your teenage self?


Hi Everyone,

I recently found my teenage diary of poems and though nostalgic, it was as though I was reading the world through the glasses of another person…familiar yet different…Regardless to say there were pages of emotions on paper, trying to figure out the future and where it would take me haha…I am certain this was not a singular case of the teenage mind, as I know my friends had gone over the same things and so I thought I would pose the question to my readers here:

What would you say to your teenage self? 

I would love to see your responses in the comment section!

As for myself, Although I do not have everything figured out yet, I would tell my younger self not to worry as much and to continue to chase dreams…and I would thank her for continuing to write 🙂 

poem and image copyright neha 2015

poem and image copyright neha 2015

Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

48 thoughts on “Question to Bloggers/Friends – What would you say to your teenage self?

  1. It’s too bad I can’t answer this question yet!! xD

  2. To live large and never be afraid to follow my dreams…and that you are amazing and beautiful😃

  3. I would tell me to stay away from booze, and make better decisions on the most important issues adults will face in time to come. Good question 😊

  4. I’d tell myself that those I thought were friends were really buddies and if I wanted true friends I’d have to work on myself to become the kind of person who true friends would be attracted to. I’d add: “This too shall pass. Most of what you fear will never come to be. Find people you admire, identify their attributes that you most admire, and focus on having those attributes. Take a risk and ask more girls out. You’ll get more “no’s” that way but will be pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of those who say “yes” and that some were hoping you would as them out. Spend less than you make, and wisely invest the rest, donating to others as you go. That way you’ll have more options and it will be easier to be true to yourself and your dreams. Avoid debt except perhaps to buy a home. Thank people who make a positive difference in your life. Treat them as the treasures they are. Savor the little things in life. Live for today, in each moment. Look for the positive and be grateful.

  5. You are open, sincere and beautiful–

  6. Stop being so careful and take some chances on your dreams! Don’t let someone else stop you!!!

  7. I would tell her “I love you.” ❤

  8. Be a critical thinker but not a critic by asking good questions and expecting great answers! Work hard, love big, let go of the bad, keep the good, and be fearless. (My teen self was such a sweet girl…I was rooting for her then and I cheer for her now!) Thanks, Neha ❤

  9. all dreams never been fulfilled, all just been a journey till now…

  10. Relax more ; don’t take life so seriously ; cherish every moment as you live it – they pass fast and you can miss the beauty; the world doesn’t revolve around you ; and it’s okay that others have different perspectives, don’t try to live up to what you think is theirs, you’re probably wrong – live to your own, fulfil your inner voice!
    Mmm… I have a lot to say to the younger me! Hopefully, that means I have learnt a lot! 🙂
    Great question Neha! Thanks!

  11. I’m afraid mine, for my individual case, would be: follow your head more, and your heart less.

  12. In whatever circumstances, keep seeking the wisdom and harmony you deserve, with yourself and the rest of the world. Never give up.

  13. I would tell myself to take advantage of the opportunities presented to me and instead of taking easy courses for my senior year to take the free college courses offered in the PSEO program. I would tell myself to take the SATs instead of falling back on just my ACT score. I would inform my teenage self that I was never going to actually go into journalism and perhaps I should take a higher interest in the scientific fields instead of wasting my time putting on a solo morning broadcast. I would tell my eighteen year old self not to work at Home Depot because those concrete floors wreak havoc on one’s body after awhile. I would tell my teenage self that I deserved a guy who was going to do more than just work a menial job and smoke pot all the time. I would tell me to set my sights on a real college instead of community ones and to challenge myself, even if no one else was, instead of just coasting because I could. I would say DO BETTER, BE BETTER because you don’t always get a second chance to do things right. I would beg myself not to waste my talents and hope that I took my own advice.

    • that’s a very heartfelt and positive guidance for your younger self or for anyone reading your words in a similar situation…I say it is never to late and wish you all the best in life my friend…Thank you so much for sharing ❤ ❤

  14. Follow my dreams and passions more. Risk more, live more. Worry less, especially about what others think. Live, love laugh! 🙂

  15. I would tell my teenage self not to be afraid to be true to herself. I would tell her that she’s perfect as she is and that she doesn’t need to be like everyone else. I would also tell her not to worry so much. What will be will be. Life’s not perfect, but it all works out as it should be.

  16. Whatever I say to you, you won’t listen. It’s because you’re a teenager. Don’t worry, you’ll be wasting your breath on a child soon enough.

  17. “There’s so much great living to come, hang in there. This is a tough time for everyone. I promise you that you’ll find yourself and your path.”

  18. I will tell my teenage self that you must set some goal and do right things to achieve that goal. I will say you must dream big and work hard so that your dream comes true. You know achieving what we want after hard work is something very precious to us. I will also tell my teenage you must be caring, be honest to yourself and must have self believe as well as social awareness. Be a good human, respect individuals. You have lots of things to do. Do the right things which will beneficial to you, your friends, society and surroundings. Life is really awesome so enjoy it. This valuable time will not come later.

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