Advice to my 15 year old self

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  • Your body or image is not all you have to offer in the world, you’re much more valuable than your overly adorned curves and curls. You’re more than the body you are renting for this life time, so don’t obsess about it like the media or lame boys do. Don’t form an artificial confidence based on your looks alone, that won’t be enough to sustain you.
  • Listen to your gut instinct the first time around, this will salvage a lot of your time and energy for events to come.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others.. you are you’re own unique being with thoughts and experiences that are one of a kind, that are valid and just as important as everyone else’s contribution/purpose in this lifetime.
  • I know school is not that important to you right now, but you need to take more initiative prioritizing this aspect in your life because your education is your gateway to many opportunities and is the threshold for the rest of your future. Being academically motivated will open your eyes to things and ideas you never knew you were on fire for to begin with and you’ll ultimately learn more about yourself by learning new things and expanding your horizons.
  • Don’t try and find your identity in anyone but God who created you, he knows who you are more than you know yourself right now or forever, if you ask him he’ll be more than glad to give you insight and direction.
  • Don’t hold relationships with significant others your top priority because just like you, he is learning to become a better him and he’s most likely only there for a season in your life, to teach you something about yourself, not to stick around for a lifetime. #BoyBye
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up, your opinions and thoughts are valid and should be heard. You’re smarter than you think.
  • Challenge yourself: physically, mentally, spiritually, and wrestle with yourself with your very existence so that you have some time to figure yourself out so that when you get older,the transition won’t be so abrupt.
  • Pleasing everybody does no good for you. Establish your “Yes’s” and “No’s,” you don’t always have to agree to everything that comes your way. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone but yourself.
  • Your body is sacred
  • You don’t owe a boy anything, not even if he asks for it.
  • Your seasons of friends will continually be shifting throughout your life, be adaptive to change and know that people leave your life for a reason.
  • Don’t be the pursuer, you’re the prize to be chosen, not the chooser.
  • Life goes by pretty fast, get in the habit of writing down your goals and practice for aiming for a certain goal no matter what those goals are and be consistent in your goal practices.
  • Be courageous, be spontaneous, or you’ll regret it later.
  • Know that not every guy that comes into your life is meant to stay and you’re not obliged to entertain them all either.
  • You already know what your passion is, so go forth, be confident in it and work for it like you were born to do nothing else.
  • A heartbreak is not the end of your life, it’s only the beginning…

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