If I could go back the the age of 15, there are ten things I would say to my teenage self that I wish I knew then that I know now:
Saving money – If I had spent more time saving and less time buying every magazine and comic book out there while treating my friends, I would be financially straight right about now.
How to invest – Just like the one above, if I never given up on that Jordan card or sell those valuable comic books or those transformers that used to collect dust at home, they would be eBay royalty right about now in 2010.
How to write stories/poems – My time in high school at the time would have been more smooth had I knew how to write stories and poems better like I do now.
How to look at more life options – My mind was always stuck with the present and not the future. Maybe if I had my future planned better at 15, I would’ve been less complicated than what it is now.
Traveling – I’ve never left my neighborhood nor saw anything outside New York. Had I did at 15, I probably would have seen the world in a whole different like being exposed to various upbringings.
How to dancing – There were a lot of teen dances when I was 15 and I didn’t know how to do any of them. At 35, I would dance to anything. It opens up your social skills. Wish I knew that at 15.
How to Be More Social – I was such a shy person. Nice, but shy. At 15, you went to me and I put my head down. That something I would have loved to change.
Having more courage – At 15, I was picked on a few times and made fun of and I did little to none to defend myself. I just didn’t have the courage to do so. At 35, try picking on me now and you’ll get a different result.
How to play sports – I used to see my friends play a lot of baseball and basketball. I used to always stay on the sidelines and watch. When I did play, I was one of the last people to be picked on a team. I had the skills, just didn’t show them when the time was right. Too scared.
Falling for a girl too fast – I used to like a lot of girls in the past and they knew this so they took advantage of me for it. If I knew at 15 what I know now at 35, the shoe would be on the other foot.