Wear sunscreen

In which I impart my advice to the class of 94.

Me with my sisters

After just listening to the amazing Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) I’ve just though about what I would tell myself if I could go back to talk to myself while I was at school.

Back then I was a 14 year old not really knowing what I wanted to do and ready to lived a life where I have changed jobs numerous times, moved house twice, and had some not-very-good times and had some amazing time. What have I learnt? What pearls of wisdom can I dispense? What advice can I give?

Ladies and Gentleman of the class of 1994…

  • Treat yourself with respect, do not rely on it from others.
  • Respect others.
  • Don’t go to bed fretful, you will not find the problem has gone away in the morning. You will just be more tired.
  • Laugh.
  • Wear Sunscreen
  • Take opportunities when they are offered. They are a rare commodity.
  • Invest in Apple. Invest in yourself.
  • Accept you will be heartbroken. Love yourself.
  • Don’t give your loyalty to any company, they will not offer you theirs.
  • You can trust your enemies to hurt you.
  • You can trust your friends will hurt you more.
  • Say Yes when you mean it.
  • Say No when you mean it.
  • Say Sorry even when you don’t.
  • Exercise more.
  • Eat less.
  • Wear sunscreen, it really is that important.
  • If you want to go somewhere then go. You are not Mohammed, you cannot bring the mountain to you.
  • Believe in facts. Life is too short for superstition.
  • Write more, take more photographs. Document your life. You will see you had more good times than you recall.
  • Think about what you are doing more.
  • Think less.
  • Spend more time in the real world. No one really cares about your Rock Band score apart from you.
  • Don’t give up on fads.
  • Don’t be distracted by shiny things.
  • Most importantly…live life. These will be the best years of your life, you don’t want to be 30 and thinking about what advice you would give yourself as a 20 year old.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From You to You.”

Write a letter to your 14-year-old self. Tomorrow, write a letter to yourself in 20 years.

Author: geekergosum

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