Ep 9: 5 Life Lessons to 18yr old self - Love, career, friendship & health!

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18 year old me and 24 year old me and two completely different people, but I wouldn’t have changed anything because every experience I had, both good and bad, got me to the person that I am today! However, there are quite a few lessons I’ve learnt over the years, and if it were possible to talk to my younger self, these are the 5 lessons and advice I would give. What life lessons do you wish you knew at 18?

Notes:

  1. “You need to go through life lessons, go through struggles and have bad days so you know the good days” 2:15

  2. Advice #1: It’s OK to follow your passions… 2:55

  3. My life growing up: Drama classes and pushing my creativity away 5:30

  4. Choosing law as my career. “...I wouldn’t go back to Uni if someone paid me!” 6:50

  5. “I was miserable, but I thought that was normal…” 8:28

  6. Finding happiness and fulfillment by following my heart. No regrets! 9:30

  7. Advice #2: The grass is greener where you water it 12:35

  8. My relationship with Tim. “I had such high expectations…” 14:15

  9. Water your own grass! “A Relationship is not an end destination, you have to constantly be working on it.” 15:42

  10. It just gets better and better 17:00

  11. Advice #3 Stop going against my body & letting my physical appearance rule my life 17:07

  12. “Losing 5 kilos, gaining it back, hating myself, binge eating, starving myself…. It took up so much time and energy” 17:29

  13. ...get over this obsession with how you look! There’s bigger goals to crush.18:30

  14. Working on myself… #selflove practices that you can do too. 19:15

  15. “If they don’t like you, that’s not a reflection on you that’s a reflection on them” 23:26

  16. Advice #4 No one really has it figured out. It is OK to fail. 24:08

  17. Oprah chats. I love Oprah, be more like Oprah! 25:03

  18. Life is messy… Anything good doesn’t come easy. 26:04

  19. Advice #5 Don’t be afraid to fail. 26:30

  20. Failures and losses are important life lessons. 28:05  

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