40 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

  1. Wash your face! This may sound so obvious but I didn’t really start taking care of my skin until the summer after I graduated high school and I regret not starting a better routine sooner.
  2. Pray about everything, and don’t forget to thank God for answering your prayers!! This is very important & a very BIG deal.
  3. Also that just because you pray for something, no matter how good it sounds to you at the moment, God decides in the end whether that is something that you need right now. God knows what we need in our life far better than we ever could.
  4. Don’t be a makeup snob and only use high-end products. There are fabulous drug store products at a fraction of the price.
  5. Don’t splurge and spend all of your graduation money on stupid stuff!!!!! Please for the love of GOD!!!!!
  6. If someone wants to be in your life, you will know. If you find yourself questioning what you mean to someone, stop immediately. You are worth more than that.
  7. Don’t talk to boys who only text you late at night.
  8. Don’t kill yourself for a grade. Once you’re out of high school, no one cares what your graduating rank or GPA was.
  9. Pick a major that makes you happy! Please don’t make a big life decision based on only salary – even though that definitely helps.
  10. Please know that you are important, smart, and beautiful and do not depend on a boy to tell you those things before you begin to believe them.
  11. Write more. Keep a journal. Write when you’re sad, write when you’re happy, write when you’re excited or mad. It’s more fun than you know to reread old journal entries.
  12. If you think someone looks nice, tell them. Make this a habit.
  13. Actually, if you have any positive thought, say it out loud. “I like those shoes!” or “You smell so good!” will make someone happy in two seconds. Just tell them.
  14. Say thank you for even the tiniest of things.
  15. Clothes are clothes and no one really cares or can even tell if you spent $50 or $5 on a shirt.
  16. Let go & let God. He knows exactly where He’s taking you and will get you there right on time.
  17. Study more. But if I’m being honest, cramming works just as well as studying a little each day, for me at least.
  18. You don’t have to go to church to be a good Christian. Go because you enjoy it.
  19. A broken heart is nothing that a little prayer can’t fix.
  20. Don’t drop your friends for a boy. You will need those friends when he starts acting like an idiot.
  21. If your boyfriend doesn’t like your friends, please don’t keep him around.
  22. Don’t stay friends with someone just because you see them everyday.
  23. Talk to God often. When you’re alone is the perfect time to just stop everything and talk to Him. He loves to hear from His children.
  24. Spend more time with your grandparents.
  25. Don’t be so hung up on what people think about you. It’s not a big deal, I promise. If you live your life to please others and not yourself, you will be so exhausted.
  26. The majority of people are inherently good. Don’t be so afraid to talk to people.
  27. Pray for the people around you. Even if you don’t think they’re struggling with anything, just do it. Pray for your parents, your siblings, your friends, etc.
  28. Get a good, protective phone case. Sure the thin cases are cute but a cracked screen is definitely not.
  29. Be nice to your teachers. They’re doing their best too.
  30. Sit in the front of classes that you know you’re going to struggle in.
  31. Be mindful of people’s feelings when you speak to them.
  32. The right person will come when you’re ready.
  33. Everyone messes up sometimes. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
  34. Take pictures of everything. Well maybe not everything but a lot of things.
  35. It’s okay to need help sometimes.
  36. You’re not “too cool” for anything.
  37. Don’t be afraid to tell someone what’s bothering you. Also, if someone pisses you off, let them now. Talk about problems. Don’t sweep them under the rug.
  38. Help your mom out around the house. Before she asks you to.
  39. Whatever you’re freaking out about, it’s probably not as big a deal as you think it is.
  40. Be more patient.
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40 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me