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Back to the Future

They say hindsight is 20/20. This often-used expression got me thinking of some of the lessons that time and experience have taught me. If the you of today could go back and have a chat with the teenage you, what would you say?

These are 20 things I would say:
  • We're all in it for the same thing - connection.
  • Embrace uncertainty and make it your friend.
  • Work hard but not too hard.
  • Nothing is black or white. The fun is in all the shades of grey.
  • Your discipline will pay off.
  • Don’t go to bed angry…at anyone.
  • Don't let pride get in the way.
  • It’s ok to be vulnerable. In fact, it’s essential sometimes.
  • Weigh your words.
  • Always be true to yourself.
  • Stay in the moment.
  • Get a dog. It’ll teach you responsibility (I'm still working on this one).
  • Traditions are not bad.
  • The guitar is really cool.
  • Cut yourself some slack.
  • You can never have too much patience.
  • Don't suntan.
  • Think hard before ending friendships and relationships.
  • Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever. Embrace them when they're there. Accept it when they're gone.
  • It's a wild and totally awesome ride.
What would you say to yourself?


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