things she should go back and tell her single self

9 Feb

Crysti Robertson gave me the suggestion to write a list on “Nine Things My Single Self Would Tell My Married/Mommy Self”. Great idea đŸ™‚ But after thinking it through, I think my married self has a lot more things I wish I could go back and tell my single self. For instance….

1. Did it ever occur to you, single teenage Shanelle, that buying clothes from thrift stores means other stinky people have worn those clothes? AND you have no idea where those clothes have been?

2. Getting your driver’s license before the age of 18 might be a good idea. Convince your parents to let you… or your friends might resent you.

3. Kissing boys isn’t as sacred as you may think. 13 year old Shanelle… you’re waiting for a “special moment”, but you aren’t thinking about the fact that when you are older, you might regret not kissing that handsome kicker of the Varsity football team you were dating.

4. You don’t have to believe everything you were told to. Look into it. Research it… It’s worth it.

5. Hey engaged Shanelle! It’s YOUR wedding. Don’t let the florist talk you into something you don’t want. You only get one day like this one and you should have everything YOU want.

6. Ska? Really?

7. Don’t let anyone, even your student leaders, even John Michael Barajas, talk you into playing the “World’s Strongest Woman” contest. You’ll end up throwing up in front of your entire youth group at camp… and people will run up to the front to get pictures of it. Sigh….

8. Maybe you should put more thought into college. It’s gonna suck starting it at the age of 26!

9. You’re doing a good job, kiddo. Your goals include loving those that matter, and getting the most you can out of life. Just remember, don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. And oh yeah… you have one helluva ride ahead of you! đŸ˜‰

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2 Responses to “things she should go back and tell her single self”

  1. La February 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Hey Shanelle! I didn’t know you had a blog – it looks great! This post was a good idea. I might have to think on the topic and do a similar post sometime. Hmmmm……I try NOT to think too much though. =)

  2. shanelley February 10, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    That’s my problem. I think WAY too much. haha!

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