10 things I’d tell my 16 year old self


1. Love doesn’t include someone pulling your hair or throwing temper tantrums when you don’t want to do something.

2. All the stuff you worried about doesn’t really matter.

3. Life doesn’t ever get any easier, but really good things come along with the hard stuff. Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper within yourself to find them.

4. Study harder. It really does make a difference.

5. Don’t get so annoyed when a baby cries. It’s a beautiful thing.

6. Do NOT judge others because of their situation. Someday you WILL be there and you won’t want others to judge you.

7. Always call the people you love when you think of it. Before you know it, you won’t be able to call them anymore.

8. You will make mistakes. It’s ok, just learn from them. Don’t keep making them over and over.

9. Being like others is overrated. Be yourself. She’s beautiful.

10. You can’t say every thing you think. Someday someone will do it to you, and then you’ll understand how much your words have hurt others.


About stepheniejones

I'm currently an advisor in the College of Education at Texas Tech. I have a sweet baby girl named Aubree. I'm currently getting my Master's in Counselor Education with an emphasis on Community Counseling. I feel really called to be a counselor. I'm really excited! I enjoy reading, crocheting, good music, and good friends.

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