22 February 2009

What would you say?

If I haven't mentioned it yet, I love PostSecret, and one of the highlights of my Sunday is reading the latest postcards. I wish he updated the site more than once a week.

I'm not entirely sure what I would tell my "8 year old" self. I'm pretty sure my "8 year old self" wouldn't listen anyway. I'm absolutely positive about what I would tell my 16 year old self... though I'm not sure I would have listened then either.

What would you tell your 8 year old self? Do you think it would have made a difference?


Jesslyn said...

I read postsecret every Monday. =)

I don't think my eight year old self would listen to me either, but it would probably have something to do with trusting my instincts.
My 16 yo self? Maybe the same, but my 16 yo self would think she knows more than my current self, and do whatever she wanted anyway. At least my eight yo self would be nicer about not listening to me.

telanca said...
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telanca said...

I don't know about your 8 year old self other than, having a little brother is not so bad (that coming from someone who is the baby in my family). But your 16 year old self would definately not have listened!

Mine would have listened, and probably tried to adapt my entire personality for a few days to the new advice, before giving up on the idea all together and moving on to something new.

Kristen McD said...

Absolutely nothing. There is not a single warning or extra something to 'keep in mind' I would burden my 8 year old self with. I'd give her a hug, tell her she's beautiful, and let her go about her business. She'll learn. No way would I make her older by even a fraction of a second with what I know now.

Audra said...

I think it should be... 16 year old self. And no, I wouldn't listen, but I'd kick myself later in life for NOT!

stephanie said...

I know my 8-year old self would have listened - not that I was particularly enlightened but because I was still an only child and eager to have someone to talk to.

And I would have told myself to be a closer, better sister to the baby girl who was about to come into my life.

This is a brilliant exercise.

Tyra said...

If I could be certain that I would still met Rob, I would have told my 20 something self to leave the moronic bastard because it's better to be alone than in an unhealthy abusive relationship.