Friday, November 5, 2010

If I knew then what I know now...Tweetyour16yearoldself

I don't usually get into the trending topics on Twitter, but this latest one "tweetyour16yearoldself" struck a little bit of a chord with me. When I was 16, I kind of had life by the horns. Of course at the time I didn't know it, but then again that's when things were more simple. Here were some of the things I wish my 16-year old self knew:

  • That itch you had to break up? Listen to it & do it when you're still calling the shots.
  • All that self-confidence you had? Try like hell to keep it as you get older.
  • The tweezers is your friend, the Brooke Shield's look is OVER.

And most importantly:

  • Spend more time w/g. gma, & pay better attention when she teaches you how to knit...again.

I wish I had listened to my g. gma more when I was 16. I was too busy being a social butterfly and rolling my eyes when she had something to tell me. It wasn't until soon before her death that I really let the knitting & crocheting instructions sink into my head and I'm forever happy it did.

What should you say to your 16-year old self?


  1. Oof, my heart. I was doing the same thing when Great Grannie would (gently!) chide me for not visiting often enough. God, to get that time back...


  2. "Spend more time w/g. gma, & pay better attention when she teaches you how to knit...again."

    Sigh. This makes me miss my grandma so much more than I have recently.

  3. I have SO many things I'd want to shake and holler at my 16 year old self!! But as I think about it, any change would have led me to a completely different place in my life that where I am now. Guess it all works out??

    I do wish I'd watched a little more carefully as my great grandma instructed me in crocheting. All I can remember how to do now is crochet a chain. Sigh.


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