This is 17 year old Andrea .
17 year old andrea had alot to learn . What I would say to 17 year old andrea now? Well Alot .
17 year old andrea was vulnerable , gullible and a pushover , she had perks she was lively , sweet and was always that girl that was willing to help in any situation .
What I would of told 17 year old andrea then? Dont be a pushover , stop falling for stupid guys , stop trying to grow up to quick , stop letting people take advantage of you ,stop seeking approval of others esp friends , and stop falling for sappy excuses of people poor choices . But coming to think of it , if 17 year old andrea wouldve known this ..she wouldnt be where she is today . She wouldnt of grown , she wouldnt of known toxicity and what people where real or fake , she wouldve not learnt the trials that came for her , she wouldve not met her now husband , she would've all together grown up to be moulded into the person she is today . Something valuable we can learn from our younger selves is that no matter how reckless or different we where how our mindsets where , or how in denial we where that all happened for the better of ourselves and perse for myself . What 17 year old andrea didnt know was that the boy she was dating then would become her soulmate and companion and will change her life forever , she will bare 3 kids to him and they will be an amazing partnership . She will still go through hurdles and she will still learn and grow .
But 17 year old andrea taught me alot and I thank those who have came and gone in my life for those lessons , I thank the heartbreak , I thank the vulnerability I felt , i thank all the things i felt as a teenage girl because I wouldnt be where I am today or have the mentality I have today .