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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Things I Want To Teach My Future Kids

I've been looking at a lot of pictures of myself as a child lately and it's been making me think about the things I'd want to teach my younger self, or my future children.

Left-right: Alex, Me, Tom (my brother), Allana
  1. Accept people for who they are because you can't change them and you shouldn't want to.
  2. Don't let anybody ever tell you that you can't do something.
  3. It's great to have friends and trust people but remember that the only person you need is yourself.
  4. Don't let anybody put you into a box or tell you who you are.
  5. Question everything. 
  6. Everyone feels alone sometimes. 
  7. Change happens. Your friends will change, you will change and that's okay.
  8. Discover and follow your passions no matter what they are.
  9. Don't be afraid of things because other people are. 
  10. Be your own person. Take however long you need to figure out who you are.
  11. Try to be happy even in hard times. 
  12. Correct grammar and spelling is important.
  13. If you can lead, do so. Leadership skills are extremely valuable. 
  14. Get a job when you turn 14 or 15. Not only is the experience good, but you'll earn your own money and that will feel good.
  15. Help when you can.
  16. Make a fool of yourself. It'll hurt less when other people make fun of you.
  17. Learn to swim.
  18. Take care of your skin.
  19. Try to be a good listener. 
  20. Be genuine and honest. Lying about how you feel or who you are won't make you or anyone around you happy. That said, don't be the nasty kind of honest.
  21. Exercise every day.
  22. Take a lot of pictures. Memories are great, but it's even better to be able to look back on them.
  23. If divorce is even an option in your mind, don't get married. If you choose to get married, pick someone that you can see yourself growing old with. 
  24. Everyone is born equal. Treat them that way.
  25. You have a lot of people who love you and support you - appreciate that..

Do you ever think about what you'd like to teach your future kids, or your younger self? If so, let me know what you'd put on your list. ♥

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2 comments:

  1. I totally agree with #4, #6-7, #10-12, #16 and #24. This is such a fantastic compiled list, when you do have kids in the future they'll be extremely lucky to have you. :)
    Also, I may need some advice. I've been wanting to get a job as of late but as stupid as it sounds, I don't want to resort to a job in Maccas or anything shabby. I know I need the experience as I build my way up, but I can't seem to bring myself to the idea. Any tips?

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    1. Aww thank you very much! I want to be a mother more than anything and I hope it happens within the next 6-7 years.

      Well I'm not sure I'm the right person to ask! I didn't get a job until April this year and I got it because my mum knew the owner of the business. Connections are always good. I think you need to pinpoint your good qualities and know how to sell yourself. To be honest I couldn't do that before I got this job but now that I've worked at a small business I've realised that a lot of things I find easy to do are very difficult for other people and I have a lot of skills I can bring to a business/company.

      All that said, everyone has to start somewhere and most people will understand that. Try to get a position that is short term - maybe 6 months so you can try it out. I don't hate my job but I don't think it's somewhere I could stay for too much longer - it's a great starting position but not what I want in the long term (plus it doesn't help that I don't plan on living on the Gold Coast for much longer - I'm moving to Sydney next year).

      I'm not sure if that helped at all! Maybe google some interview tips - unfortunately the interview means more than actual potential most of the time.

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