Fifteen Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

  1. Don’t waste your time stressing about things you cannot control.
  2. Learn from and let go of the past, plan for the future, and live in the present.
  3. Trust God, He really does know what’s best for you.
  4. Don’t waste time dating jerks no matter how good looking they might be.
  5. Marry well (thank goodness I did).
  6. Trials will come and they will make you stronger.
  7. Diets suck. Focus on eating well, enjoying your life, and preserving your health.
  8. It’s ok to have fun but skip the drugs and avoid the hangovers.
  9. Never forget who you are or try to copy someone else.
  10. Speak less and listen more.
  11. Share your smile often.
  12. Be a giver.
  13. Manage your money well and don’t be afraid to make plenty of it. It will allow you to be self sufficient and help people in need.
  14. Don’t let other people’s opinions stop you from being yourself or fulfilling your destiny.
  15. Spend time with your elders and listen to their stories. You are going to miss some of them when they are gone.