What Would You Tell Your 18 Year Old Self

“Live your life the way YOU want it to be, because it’s completely and truly YOUR life. Stop thinking about what others might think. You’re in their thoughts for just a fleeting second and they go back to thinking about themselves. Are those flippant moments worth your agony of a lifetime? My answer at this age is a big no. It’s totally not worth it.”

Binzy K.H.

“Life never stops teaching, so keep learning. Save up, girl. Learn money management. You have to be strong, to be independent. Love Yourself. Only your opinion matters. Listen to your heart. Always remember, you are one sincere and honest soul.  Be kind to yourself. Be grateful for all the lessons, blessings, miracles you have in your life. Don’t live in the past. Let go.  Cherish your inner circle. Create a positive support system. You will know when you are with them.”

Stella Thomas

“Most probably warn her about what’s coming and advise her to make different decisions on certain things. I don’t think she will listen to me though. She hates advice. Plus it would be fun to tell her about what’s going happen to the world beforehand. I think she would get a thrill out of some things like the feminist wave that has started.”

Nisha Ayyappan

“Never make decisions thinking what anyone else will think. Take your time to make your decisions. It’s okay if something goes wrong. And keep in mind, it can be fixed  if you make a mistake. It’s only going to be you and your God, he will always be with you and no one else.”

Sakhy Francis

“I would tell her not be too hard on herself and that it is ok to be a wildflower and bloom where she lands, the best way she can. The sun, rain, wind and love will always follow her if she is true to herself.”

Bindu Rajendren

“I would tell my 18 year old self, believe in yourself and stand up for what you believe and want.”

Richlene Edison

“I will tell 18 year old Gina to go and live a little because growing up I was told I cannot do this, do that and I was put into that box from a very young age.  I was just scared to explore anything new. When you are put in a box, you become this very righteous person who thinks if you do X, it is wrong, if you do Z, it is right. I will tell her, ‘people will talk anyway, so just go live your life.’”

Gina Joseph

“Don’t be scared of the unknowns. Take that risk, it’s worth it.”

Bindiya V.S.

“I would tell the scaredy-cat me to stop being afraid. ‘Honey, Life is a roller-coaster ride! Just sit back, relax and enjoy. You are going to be perfectly fine. Always listen to your inner voice. Allow the inner voice to guide you. It’s your greatest strength. Certain people must be removed from life before they suck the life out of you and destroy your spirit. Remember not all those who act and think they know everything, actually knows everything. Always know, Karma bites back! Sometimes, real hard! So, you don’t have to do anything. Take advantage of all opportunities. Don’t be afraid to explore. Despite your failures, weaknesses, and imperfections, you deserve to be loved and respected. Never crave others’ acceptance. When things are going great for you, everyone will come to you. But recognise, who is who! Some things in life will turn out way better than your expectations. Everything is going to be alright’.”

Aparna Radhakrishnan

“Grow to be an independent woman. In every possible way. Personally, financially, and emotionally. Give value and respect to the people who have brought you up to be a strong woman. Marriage and kids are not the need of life but just a part. Live your life to the fullest. And never & ever, let there be no regrets.”

Pameela Ajithkumar

“I will tell my 18-year-old self, ‘you will blossom into a wonderful woman. Your life is for today. Plan your future but don’t stress about it. Love yourself. Keep in mind, you may not be everyone’s cup of tea and know it’s ok. Do not bother about what others think of you. Enjoy and cherish every second of your day. Life is too short to overthink’.”

Kajal P.M.

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One thought on “What Would You Tell Your 18 Year Old Self

  1. Don’t fall prey to false promise
    This small heart is not to break
    Destiny is not written,it is made,
    Chase success, and keep moving.

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