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  1. Jyo says

    Such a great and beautiful thoughts… ✌✌ totally agree and relate to the 6th point…very inspiring words…girl, u r pure genius ❣

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! I forever say it but your comments mean a lot. You are so sweet and it’s great to connect now on the blog as well as Instagram.

  2. hudapervez says

    I wish I had known earlier that just because I am a certain age does not necessarily mean I need to have stuff figured out! Everyone’s lives go in different direction so it’s pointless to compare your accomplishments to theirs! Great read, also you look amazing in these photos

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! The photos were from a video shoot I was filming. I will probably post the finished copy next week.
      I wish I had known that earlier as well. It is ok to reach your own accomplishments at whatever age you are ready. x

  3. kayleighrosee says

    Love this! It is so easy to tell other people that they should be proud & love themselves BUT we don’t often live by our own advice! This gives me a shake & tells me to be proud of my achievements & who i am! <3 Thank you x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you for reading! I think advice in general – it is to easy to give to others and harder to tell ourselves. And there is a fear that if you do speak highly of your achievements, you will come across as arrogant.
      I’m glad my article tells you to be proud though because you should. 🙂 x

  4. Beyoutiful says

    Love your advice girl and I can totally relate and agree with #3! Self motivation, believing in myself, and confidence made me realize who I really am 🙂 Thanks for sharing this <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl. We are never really taught self motivation or self-love. We are always taught only how to treat others. I think with our generation, the new emphasis placed on self-love will hopefully encourage more people to find confidence within themselves. x

  5. lifeofangela says

    These are all beautiful thoughts to share with your younger self. Especially that things will change. I think when we leave high school or leave the ‘teenage’ years, we think we’ve got things sorted, but the whole of your 20’s is figuring things out and learning 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      There is huge pressure in your 20’s. In your teenage years, it’s more about the planning and preparing your career. But once you hit 20, you are suddenly supposed to be doing it all.
      This is the kind of article I will read if I need a good positive reminder. Thank you for reading.

  6. hoiyinli says

    We are the same age! 🙂

    Enjoyed reading this and think the first one especially rings so true to home. I think there is a preconceived idea that we’re supposed to have things figured out by X age, but things change, people change and sometimes what you thought you wanted, changes. And we’ll keep changing before we know it.

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I love how you summarised change. People especially – I used to really believe that my highschool friends were going to be my closest throughout my adult life.
      Everyone has a different journey as well. So some may experience more in their 20’s and others their 30’s. It’s society who puts pressure on us to do it all at set times.

  7. hell0chloe says

    These were so great to read and I absolutely love all of them, I feel like I’m still discovering all of these things myself and so it’s great to see someone else talking about them! Thank you for this xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Chloe! I like writing these types of posts because it reminds me of my progression. I probably would not have realised these things if I didn’t write about them. I’m glad you can relate. xx

  8. SimpleSerenity says

    First one is so true, I thought my life would be just right, I’ll know what to do, but reality is, we still make mistakes. We’ll always make mistakes, no matter how old we are or what kind of life we have. xx

    • LauraJ says

      It’s crazy when I think about it now. What on earth did I know at 18, and yet at the time I was so assured that my 20’s would go really smoothly and I would have it all figured out.
      I think mistakes are completely normal – I always hope that I can learn from them. xx

  9. Madeline says

    I love this post because in the last period of time I was so insecure and I had a lot of thoughts in my head. And like you I imagine that I’ll be like this forever, I’ll not change anymore and I’m glad when someone says it’s not true because they experienced this.
    I really hope to find this balance and peace, because I’m still working on it.
    Have a wonderful weekend! xx

    • LauraJ says

      I am not completely secure now, but at 20 my insecurities were terrible. I literally didn’t like myself and at the time I thought that there was no way that I would be able to fix it.
      Keep working on it because I am sure you will get there. The best thing I was taught, is that insecurity is not real. The thoughts in our heads are created by us and if we try to control them, we can make them disappear.

  10. mindbodydonuts says

    This was quite interesting and relatable because I am currently 20 years old. I can relate to a lot. I think I’m more secure in my beliefs than a lot of 20 year olds, but I find myself wondering where I will be in the years to come

    • LauraJ says

      It’s great that you are more secure – I think the more secure you are younger, the easier it gets when you are older. So in years to come, you should know far more about yourself and be more comfortable with who you are. That is how it was for me and I think for most when they get older.

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