Wednesday, May 7, 2014

If I could go back...

I've had my laptop, Max, for almost 8 years. In laptop years I think that makes Max a little over 100. He's old. He's slow. He's full of pictures and school papers and Word document journal entries and more pictures. And twice he's almost died but my brother-in-law has resuscitated him because he's an engineer and those guys are geniuses. It's been a solid 6 months since I've had my computer, so I started looking through all of the pictures that I'd forgotten about. And I sat there staring at these pictures and wishing I could go back and tell my college self this:

And I also wished I could tell my college self other things. Things like...

-It's ok that you didn't stay friends with that group of girls from freshman year. You made it out of college with some great friends, and the ones from freshman year aren't even friends with each other anymore.

-Don't dye your hair black. Fine, technically it's not actually black but it's SUPER dark brown and it makde you look weird.

-Be who you want to be, not who they want you to be.

-Take advantage of your meal plan because you're going to hate cooking when you're older.

-You're wearing single digit pants... stop calling yourself fat. Just stop it.

-That guy you're crying over during your freshman year? He sucks. Move on.

- Everybody is obsessed with Boba but it's ok that you're not. It looks like rabbit poop and after college nobody will mention it again. (You guys want proof?)

BOBA(the little balls):

(I apologize that this is gross. But I mean... resemblance)

-Get. A. Job. Just do it.


What would you go back and tell your younger self?


  1. I would tell my younger, college self that all my hard work did end up paying off :)

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  2. i would tell myself that dating your co-executive is a bad idea and you will break up and student council will get awkward. ugh.

  3. Ok so I already accomplished the dying your hair dark brown but it looks black. I also realized how I should not have cried over my freshman year (hs boyfriend #IRRELEVANT). Good thing duck lips and peace signs have since faded out before 2012..ish...

  4. LOLing so hard about BOBA. It's so true, and I forgot all about it until right now! AMAZING!

  5. What the hell is BOBA? hahaha the duck lips sometimes I will still do it and im like crap thats so myspace!
    I dyed my hair black too and wore black nail polish EW!

  6. I kind of wish we were friends in college.. but also I had been drinking since I was like 15 soooo I would have been a terrible influence #thatswhatiamnow

  7. I've never had Boba tea, but I see it all the time and the look of it was enough to make me decide that there is NO WAY IN HELL I'm ever trying it. Also, that first graphic? I FREAKING LOVE IT.

  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA the boba/rabbit poop similarity. I really like how you name all the things. Bruce Wayne, Max, is there anyone else we should all meet? I think I would tell myself not to date the guy with better hair than me. Andy still laughs at me for it.


  10. My now self wants to yell at my high school self for thinking I was fat.

    And I've never heard of this boba, rabbit poop thing?


  11. Ohh, the things I wish I could tell my younger self!

  12. Be who you want to be... I swear I want to print that on a shirt and send it to every single new college freshman.

  13. HAHAHA all of these are accurate, and I agree with Whitney up there. I'm so thankful that I didn't keep a lot of my friends throughout college either, because the one's I did hold on to are some of my greatest!

  14. I would have advised myself not to have my ex-boyfriend design a tattoo for me because SURPRISINGLY all future boyfriends/husband will hate it out of principle. Who would have thought...?!

  15. Love this! Perfect from my post yesterday ;)

  16. There isn't enough time in the day for me to write a letter to my younger self, but it would start off with something along the lines of it really isn't that cool to date douche bags :D

  17. Don't be afraid to make friends, live a little more, and stop it with the credit cards!

  18. "stop falling for d bags and start recognizing that the nice guy is the best guy"

  19. Bubble tea was a huge hit my freshman year of college, and I never understood why! I don't like chunky things in my drinks!

  20. I would for sure tell myself I was beautiful. I was so skinny then! Why didn't I know that?! And I would have told myself my boyfriend at the time was a loser. Oh the things you have to learn with time.

  21. I have never heard of Boba ever, but if I could go back to college, I'd tell myself to not quit.

  22. that's bubble tea! a huge thing around here and by here, i mean asian town LOL

    i would tell myself that the guy i loved is actually a no good jerk and to dump his ass!

    Vodka and Soda

  23. I have never thought of boba (we just call them pearls in Vancouver) to look like rabbit poop (and I owned a bunny before). Ugh, I don't think I'm ever going to look at bubble tea the same again!

  24. That print is the funniest thing I have ever seen, AND SO TRUE.

    Oh, I had that denim mini skirt. So mid-2000s. I can't imagine trying to get something like that over my hips these days.

  25. I can totally say the same thing about my trusty old laptop. Haha! Anyway, if I were given a chance to say something about my younger, college self, I'd probably say the same things as what you've listed there. I'd totally tell my old self that she needs to take a breather every once in a while and it's okay to feel guilty and stressed. Thank you for sharing your very thought-provoking, yet very fun post!

    Valerie Casey @ Studemont Group