3 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self (VIDEO!)

If I could go back in time and tell my teenage self 3 things, I would tell me…

Hmmmm… How about a little background?

I am part of a vlogging moms group and have been for quite some time and they have this thing they do… a weekly question-of-sorts and I am never able to pull it together enough to join in. Except I did this time, except I am a week late, but WHATEVER.

Jenn Bullock of Mommy B Knows Best has asked the question:

What 3 things would you tell your teenage self if you could go back in time?

This is my teenage self, as seen in her senior picture:

My senior picture via @jennyonthespot
I am certain you can see that my style in the above picture is largely influenced by Janet Jackson and her Rhythm Nation style.

Wouldn’t a Rhythm Nation flashmob be AWESOME?!!!

Laying on the ground senior picture via @jennyonthespot
How many of you got the obligatory “laying on the ground/hand on your chin” senior shot?

You weren’t a senior in the late 80’s/early 90’s if you didn’t get a picture with your chin on your hand while paying on the ground. A rite of passage, that was. A rite. Of. Passage.


My advice to me:

If you could go back in time, what would you tell YOUR teenage self? You want to answer in a video? Join in! See the linky below!


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13 Responses to “3 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self (VIDEO!)”

  1. Totally agree on the perms! Oh my word, the perms. The big hair. Ugh. I would add the importance of eyebrow maintenance….. My mom insisted I had brows like Brooke Shields and shouldn’t touch them. Ummmm. No! Wax. Thread. Do something!!! 🙂

  2. Love you Jenny! Love this! SO true! These are my mottos. Seriously, 2 and 3. The Perm not so much, you would have had issues with me lol because I have naturally curly hair. So I didn’t have to do a thing in the 80s. 🙂 So true. Thanks for sharing friend! Hugs.

  3. Sheila says:

    This too shall pass.


  4. Jenny says:

    Okay, you inspired me to do my first ever vlog today. You also made me miss the days of permanent waves. Sorry, I know you advised against perms but when I saw your ’80s hair, it just made me want to run out and buy and Ogilvie and relive my youth!

    • YAY FOR FIRST VLOGS!!! You MUST make sure you share the link when it’s up!!! Also… I should say, the perm was better than the multi-level “feathered” look of my younger years. But 8 years of perms did a NUMBER on my hair!!! Tread lightly 😉

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  6. Heather says:

    You ALWAYS make me laugh and smile. Always. I love this about you.

    And, I found out today, that you are one of those people that only got better looking after high school. Not that you weren’t great looking then, but you look amazing. And luckily I didn’t know you in high school, because it really irritates me when people look better than they did in high school. Like REALLY. THis may tie in to the things you can’t control, but I still find it irritating. But again, I didn’t know you. And you really looked great in high school. But now you look even greater.

    (I think I might be teetering this awkward line between hitting on you and/or insulting you…so I’m moving on now.)

    Things I would tell my teenage self:

    GROW YOU HAIR LONGER, GET RID OF THE BANGS, and that disaster will not look so much like a football helmet. Geesh.

    Finish college. Not many people get a free ride, sister. The things that mean something will still be there when you’re finished.

    RELAX. Seriously. Don’t stress out so much. Wait til you have bills and a job and kids. THEN you have things to stress out about!

    Ahhhh…if only my teenage self could head that advice. Especially the hair advice. 😉

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