The Advise I would give to my Teenage Self

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As a teenager, I was really unkind towards myself. I was grappling through all kinds of complexes. I did not feel good about myself. I felt that I looked like a weirdo. I had this weird feeling that I was an outcast and that I did not fit in. I was performing badly at school and was fairly certain that I would fail. I was uncertain about the future.

If I could go back and talk to my teenage self, I would tell him the following things:

  1. Be thankful of everything that you have, it makes the world of a difference.
  2. You are awesome, you just don’t know it (or you don’t see it) yet. Wait for a few more years. 🙂
  3. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands. That’s the way the world works.
  4. You are a kind person, and kindess is going to be your biggest asset. Stay kind.
  5. Academics is important but not the be all and end all. So what if you scored low on one small test. You’ll do well in other tests – all you need is to not be let down.
  6. Think out of the box, that’s going to be your mantra for survival.

Now, time to get a time machine! Where’s that DeLorean when you need one?


This post was written as part of the Bloganuary challenge of WordPress.com. Bloganuary is a month-long challenge, where bloggers are challenged to write a new blog post every day, based on a daily writing prompt. You will need a WordPress.com account to get the prompts, but you can blog on any platform of your choice – OR even journal privately. Oh btw, there is no bloganuary police – so you can pick your own prompts if you wish to!

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