We love to talk about how we are not exactly where we want to be now.
But we forget that our 15 year old selves would probably be amazed at the things we have accomplished. We have to be better about reminding ourselves that at 15, we never could have imagined the cool things we've done in our 20s.
Here were some of the stories.
I had a crazy temper because of bullying that happened around 12-14 years old.
I guess it mostly stemmed from insecurities, I also had the most aggressive hairstyle (bald sides, top with a line razored through it) and I wore the most ridiculous expensive clothing (Moncler, Gucci, Canada Goose....) to look cool. Basically I turned into the people I used to hate.
I just turned 22 and I have since grown out my hair to shoulder length, and I proudly wear 100 euro outfits, pretty confident about myself too. Seeing me angry now is special and requires you to be a special kind of douchebag.
That the really cool girl i became best friends with at 14 is now my really cool wife at 29
Hey me too! Congrats it's great huh :)
I'm in a steady relationship with that annoying kid from woodworking class
We've all had to settle to some degree.
A Long Road To The Thing I Love
That I'm doing the same thing I loved since I would walk; rolling around in the grass and catching bugs, getting paid for it and getting a PhD in it.
I grew up on Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin, David Attenborough and many other naturalist and wildlife conservation personalities, and always wanted to live a life like that (no necessarily in front of a camera).
I didn't start going down that path until I was 27 (I was going to dental school to impress my dad), but it's better late to follow your stupid dream and be true to your stupid fucking heart than never.
That I got friends and I'm around people who aren't sh*t. Seriously, I went to a school that had all kinds of crap shambling around in human form.
My sister and I are on really good terms and pretty much besties.
I'd say we didn't get along when we were younger, but that misses the mark of severity by a mile.
Maybe there is a chance for my brother and I after all.
We used to hate each other as kids and now we don't mind each other but we just don't really talk (nothing in common)
Not A PIMP
The 15 year old me would be surprised I'm still dating the same girl after all these years. I hope to be engaged to her soon. 15 year old me like to imagine I was going to grow up to be a PIMP and well having one girlfriend for the last years has been 8 years has not made me a PIMP.
That I'm married.
By 15 I had convinced myself I was absolutely disinterested in romantic/sexual relationships, something I would believe about myself for the next 10 years.
But then I discovered my feelings for her, expressed them, and it was all...downhill from there? But in a good way.
You Have To Grow Into Yourself
That they are considered somewhat attractive in 7 years. Kids used to straight up tell me that I was ugly. Ruined my confidence and lowered my self worth, so it is weird that I'm being treated different now.
Good Job, A Good LifeGiphy
I thought I was going to be married and pregnant by 23 with no idea what I'd do for a job. Probably didn't even think I'd have one.
15yo me would be quite shocked. I'm a health care professional with a master's degree and a PhD. I certainly have a job, more than one as I work clinically and in research. I am still married and will have children (I am currently pregnant), but this happened 7 years after I initially expected.
15yo me would be so proud.