Sunday, 24 June 2012

11 Things I would tell my younger self

I'm not a huge fan of looking back but recently I was pondering time travel (as you do when you are self employed and avoiding getting down to work) and thought about what I would tell my younger self if I happened to bump into her on route to 1920's Berlin in a Tardis. Here are some of them in no particular order.

  • The boy who breaks your heart at eighteen who you stay up all night weeping over.You will catch a glimpse of him twenty years later and seriously wonder "what the fuck was I thinking?"


Wow did I really get upset over him?





  • Ignore all the people who tell you to grow a thick skin. Being sensitive particularly where others are concerned is no bad thing. Most of the people doling out that advice are a little bit dead inside and want you to join them.

Only Rhinos need thick skins




  • Don't waste time on bad friends. Every time you shed a bad friend you open the door for an amazing one to step in, and you will be blessed with some super cool women in your life. Watch out for one called Lilly. She is a keeper.




This ones a keeper

  • Do not spend two years of your life watching the TV series  "Lost" its ending will be a masterclass in disappointment.







  • Never go on a diet. It will make you fatter. Just do a bit of exercise, eat less cake and revel in all the amazing things your body can do.




Ditch the diets

  • Do not buy partake in recreational drugs at Reading festival in 1991. You will end up huddled in a porta loo being seriously uncool and freaking out.Do however enjoy every moment of Nirvanas set. You wont be seeing them again.
Listen to Zammo
  • Do not sell any of your records-you will live to regret it.




Oi Don't sell your records

  • Ditto the original 1950's black circle dress from America. Do not ebay this in a fit of Post natal identity crisis. It will haunt you.




I still remember that dress

  • Learn to drive-Now!! Otherwise you will leave it until you are thirty and drive like a nan and be unable to parallel park.




Don't just pose in front of it. Learn t drive it!

  • The careers officer who tells you that writing is not a career.He is wrong.




Here is a little song I wrote for my old careers officer called "You were a numpty"

  • Buy shares in an American company called Google and/or Microsoft-Just do it, don't ask questions.


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34 comments:

  1. haha! brilliant! made me smile!
    and very true too!

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  2. OMG, it's been how many years and I'm still mad about the finale of LOST! LMAO!

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  3. Such a good list! I have made many similar mistakes... ah well, you live and learn.

    ps. I am moving to Liverpool soon and will be hitting you up for tips on all the best vintage shopping places ;)

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    1. ooh great news. yes I know afew good shopping places in the pool x

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  4. haha... great tips! We've all done most of those but I too wish I had done the last one :) x

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    1. Yes it would have been sweet ha ha

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  5. Ha, this is brilliant! :)

    It made me laugh, particularly because I would be able to tie numbers 1 and 6 in together - "do not go to 'a quiet bit' of the Reading festival field during the Ramones 1988 set because your then-bloke has a headache. The Ramones will soon start to die off and you'll never get to see them again, and by 2004 you will have divorced headache-bloke for being a tool"

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    1. ahh you live and learn. Love the Ramones x

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  6. Thank mucca I feel the same way and I never watch lost so I'm safe lol xxx

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  7. I'm so glad I stopped watching Lost in series 3! LOL!

    One of mine would be, at 18, that boy you fancied all through school will turn up/gate crash your party...get his phone number, do not rely on your friend to remember to/or want to keep the napkin with his friends number on it. I really could've done with a mobile phone then!!

    Oh and I'm 41...have I left it too late to learn to drive now??! LOL!

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    1. No way-learn to drive. It is so awesome to just be able to "go" x

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  8. Totally agree with the Lost thing, learning to drive and the shedding bad friends. Loving the pink car too!

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    1. yes wish the pink car was mine, alas I just stood in front of it haha

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  9. You could not be more right! I may have to put this on my list of things to blog about (and source you of course) because I really enjoyed reading that!

    xxx

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    1. Spooky, have just started followig your fabby blog (found via the very lovely Mrs Thrifty) xx

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  10. If only we could actually pass these things to our younger self huh?

    I'd definitely tell myself to get into a sport, or pick up a hobby, I'd love to be an awesome piano player, or really good at running, i just don't have the time/conviction to do it now!

    Chloe x

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  11. Love it! Why do careers advisors always tell you that you can't do something? They're so uninspirational. X

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    1. I dont know-I hope they are better now

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  12. Gave up watching it, but now totally need to knwo what happened at the end of Lost! Did they all wake up from a collective dream or something?!
    Nirvana were on top form that year :-)

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    1. It was so naff I can't even really remember-yes Nirvana were great that year x

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  13. :) I love this, so wish I could give my younger self some sage advice too (though would she take it???)

    I remember something similar in a US mag & it was so funny. They've now done a book called "Dear Me, a letter to my sixteen self" by many people inc John Waters & Elvira which is more of the same & interetsing reading. x

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    1. ooh will have to check out that book x

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  14. Brilliant and so true!

    My careers advisor told me my dream career path was "too competitive for me" and I should study something sensible and become a teacher or work in a bank. Way to squash a 15 year old's ambition!

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  15. Such a fantastic post! lol Careers officers suck, diets suck, LOST sucked (only watched one year), and boys that make you cry suck!
    Oh and the biggest ones.. I agree don't sell your records or your circle skirt (I had a lovely one in 1987 when I was 15..). :$

    Jx

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    1. Oh the clothes, the clotheswhy did I sell the clothes x

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  16. Love this post! I giggled at the LOST thing..so true. And yes, learn to drive. I just got my licence, I've missed out on so many great things hehe!

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    1. it will change you life-love driving x

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  17. I love this post! I was thinking 'awwwww' until I got to the Lost part then I snorted!(elegant) What a wonderful post, I might have to try this myself! As for time travel, I actually had a very serious convo about this very subject the other day and it actually turned in to a bit of a debate until someone pointed out 'it's not real'. Time travel, serious stuff! ;O) x Thanks for such an amazing post!

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