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Thoughts | Advice I would give to my younger self

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I did a ‘thought’s’ post. My latest post in this category is about turning 31. If you would like to read it, click here! I’ve been wanting to write a post about this topic for a while now. Mainly because I have been thinking a lot about the past, the future and life in general. If I could give my past self some advice, these are the things I would say.

We all have our insecurities about lots of things. Even now at 31 I still have them. Looking back I’d wish I hadn’t been that insecure about myself. Although I was skinny as hell, I’d still thought I was fat. I never felt comfortable wearing skirts or dresses, so I almost never wore them. Of course weight is not the thing to measure confidence to. No matter how much you weigh the most important thing is to be comfortable in your own skin. Looking back now it probably didn’t matter how skinny or how big I was. I would be insecure about myself anyway. Therefore I would definitely say to my younger self to be less insecure and just happy with who you are. It sounds so cliche. I know.

Being a flight attendant hasn’t been a childhood dream of mine. I never had the urge to get out there and explore the world. I did study Tourism Management, but mostly because the product sounded fun and everything else just didn’t interest me. I would say to my younger self to enjoy all the possibilities. Do a internship abroad or go study abroad. The possibilities are endless and when you’re a student things are a lot easier to arrange. There are scholarships to study abroad, student exchange programmes, you can travel on a student visa (in some countries) and so much more. When you’re older it’s not that simple anymore to just leave everything behind. 

Love can be an amazing thing, but it can also be very destructive. Especially when you’re younger and your hormones are flying about. Looking back I would say to myself not to be so sad when things don’t work out. It’s not the end of the world. Although it might feel like it 😉 I could easily lose myself in the horrible feeling of a break up. Looking back I would say to myself to enjoy the perks of being a single lady. Go out. Meet the world. Enjoy it.

When I was younger I never really knew what I wanted to do. I chose my education based on the fact that I thought it was a ‘fun’ product to work with. I was very worried that I didn’t really had something I was passionate about or something I was good at like singing or painting. Today I’m still not 100% sure of what I want to do and I still can’t sing. But I’m in the right direction. I have found a job that I like. Something that doesn’t make feel bored after a couple of months. I also found a hobby. Something that never really crossed my mind when I was younger. I loved makeup, but never thought of actually doing something with it. Now I would definitely say to my younger self to have a little faith in life and that things will eventually come together. A long the way you will find something that you’ll really enjoy. For some people it just takes a bit longer. 

Hope you enjoyed this little personal post! What kind of advice would you give your younger self? Leave me a comment below!

Love, Sarah.

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