Sunday, November 4, 2012

Things I wish I'd known as a teenaged girl

I saw this on another blog and I thought it'd be fun to do!  Never Been Kissed is one of my very favorite movies.  Bless her heart.  :)  

Here's what I wish I'd known at that age.


Your mama is right.  About pretty much everything.  Listen to her.  She and your daddy really DO have your very best interest at heart.

It is perfectly FINE to stay home on Friday nights and watch "Dallas".  It's also more than fine not to have dates.  Girl, God has a love planned for you that you are not going to believe.  Shoot, NOBODY is going to believe it.  I remember Larry asking me shortly after we met how I could possibly not be taken and I told him, "'Cause I've been waiting for you."

It is NOT perfectly fine, however, to wear legwarmers to school every. day.  Not even if you have them in several different colors.  Not even then.

If you want to go to the prom, GO.

Don't be so shy and scared to try new things.  You are sure going to get over this one!  And don't worry so much about not fitting in.  You're not ever going to.  But they're going to love you anyway.  Except during election years.  :)

Don't be in such a hurry to grow up!  Enjoy these years because they are fleeting and precious.  And when they're gone, you are OLD.  

I wish I could go back and just reassure myself that it really is going to be all right.  And all those things that were the absolute-end-of-the-world-oh-my-god-how-will-I-ever-survive-this really weren't and you will.


  1. No young person ever realizes to enjoy their young lives. They think everything has to be now and no waiting. Grandmama used to tell us we had all our lives,just be patient and good comes to those who wait.We do survive as we all find this out. You are not old,just wiser. Love you

  2. Good points made. Knowing these "things", I wonder IF we would actually changed ourselves at that point!! After all, we were tooo smart to make mistakes...right.
    Being young was a "do or die" mentality. I'm happy I can truly relax more now at this stage of life!
    Believe -- youth IS wasted on the young....hahaha
    With age comes self-confidence and "goin w/the flow".
    I KNOW, you turned out a sweet, loving, confident, funny truly were "brought up good".
    LUV ya bunches :))