With my teenage years long gone… thank God for that, I sometimes do like to look back and imagine if there was a time machine and I could go back in time I wish I would want to be 16 again with same wisdom as I now have and do things bit differently.
1. Take the good, ignore the bad and it is perfectly OK to not be liked by every single person. There were girls (its irrelevant but why was I made to go to girls only school? I hated it) in my school who didn’t like me but I used to feel like I had failed in some way. It never occurred to me that nobody can please everybody!
2. There were changes taking place during teenage years were just part of whole growing up. I used to be concerned about pimples, my body weight, my hair, glasses and what not. Thankfully, I came to know later that hair colour can be changed, there are straightening treatments and above all what is the need!
3.Enjoy being young. In the mad race for scores at school I think I really missed out on my early youth….no i am not old now but there was a rush, competition to learn that new thing because your mums friends friends daughter is very good at it, get good grades (in every subject, huuu torturing!) pass a competition without giving it much thought as to why I was doing what I was doing if I were able to go back I would just enjoy riding my bike, trips to movies, skip few classes, silly jokes and even pocket money!
4. I used to be very short tempered and there are things I have done and said (particularly to my mum) which I am not proud off, wish I could be young and cherish all the care and attention I got, which I took for granted. Now being away from my mum in far land having spoiled those moments I regret the most.
Good lord, I sound so preachy but in all fairness I do think it is ok to make mistakes and grow. So far twenties have been pretty awesome and I intend to check back on them in thirties.
ps. This post is part of Wishlist Wednesdays hosted on the blog here