For those of you who don't know - Sarah Mylnowski's new book Gimmee a Break has just been released.
This book's premise is awesome. Basically, right before Senior Prom, Devi drops her cell phone in a fountain. ItJust her luck's it's broken and only calls one number...her number.
At age fourteen, three years ago!
Now, she can tell herself all the right things to do because she's already done the wrong ones.
On Twitter, Sarah was asking people what they would tell their High School self.
Here are my top 10 pieces of advice:
1. When you and your friends want to see what it's like to drink beer and cheer... trust me when I say - it' not fun nor worth the backlash. Just say no!
2. Never ever perm naturally curly hair, crimped bangs don't look good, Sun-In is not good for your hair, and don't use baby oil on your skin in the sun (it is true, the sun causes wrinkles and it will matter later!)
3. Parachute pants, Jammers, fingerless gloves, leg warmers, jelly bracelets, swatches, shoulder pads, stirrup pants, bright blue mascara, yellow eyeshadow, & anything neon are NEVER...EVER cool!
4. Duran Duran will not be the next Rolling Stones. Ralph Macchio doesn't look as good through adult eyes. Appolonia is not as cool as you think she is. Prince forgets his name. Miami Vice dudes are not nearly as hot as you think. And, even Bon Jovi realizes his hair is too big.
5. CB is not the only guy you will ever love. But I think you should stay away from anyone else who comes along before the age of 21 (especially the guy in your 8th grade Home Ec class because that will be the biggest heartbreka of your life. Oh yeah, and it DOES NOT work out. Just know you will find the one and you will get married. Contrary to what yo believe, you will not be a spinster or alone FOREVER.
6. Pay attention in English lit. You do need vocabulary and grammar. However, you were right - you DO NOT NEED Algebra or Trig. (calculators will be available on phones)
7.Eat a cookie! You are not fat! Someday you will wish your were still the size you are now. Oh yeah, and keep all your journals and writing projects. You will want them later.
8. Don't give up guitar or singing for cheerleading. You wont be able to cheer after college and you will miss not signing with your guitar later in life.
9. Your family loves you and wants you to be happy. Try not to think they are ruining your life. In reality, they saved your some serious heartache and your brother will be one of your closest friends. Your parenst love you and you will not know how much until you have your two babies.
10. Life in high school is nearly as hard as life as an adult. Don't try to grow up too fast. Enjoy where you are. You will regret it later and wish you had more time.
More than anything - love life. It is precious!
In the end, all this would not matter. Because my HS self would never have listened anyway. :)
What about you? If you could talk to your high school self, would you> What would you tell your HS self if you could? Would you avoid any heart break? Would you do things differently?