5 things I would tell my 18 year old self

So in the last 4 years, a lot has changed. I went to University. I finished University. Moved out and now recently moved home. In the past 4 years I’ve also learnt a lot about myself and who I am. I wish there was a lot of things I had known then I was 18. So here as some of the things I wish I could tell my 18 year old self.

Walking through Harewood House

Photo taken by James Gibson

Stop caring what people think!

So to be honest, this is still something that gets to me now. I care to much. But I am a lot better than I used to be. I’ve learnt that you just can not please everyone, and this is one of the best things I’ve come to realise and has overall made me a lot happier.

We all make mistakes

We all make mistakes from time to time. So what? Stop worrying about it and just learn from it. If only I could have known and understood that back then.

Stop trying to do things just to fit in

Stop trying to fit in. Stop doing things to make them like you. It’s better to be alone than to be in a group and still feel alone.  You will find people to be friends with that like you for you not who you pretend to be. That’s what I wish my 18 year old self also knew.

Things won’t always go as planned and thats alright

When I first went to Uni I was going to do my three year degree then work as an assistant Psychologist then go do my Masters. I finished my degree over a year ago now and that’s as far as I’ve got. And that’s okay I may not be where I planned to be but if that still ends up being what I want to do then I will get there one day. You can read more about this on my one year after graduating post. 

Believe In Yourself

Believing in yourself is one of the best things you can do. You can do anything you want if you just work hard and believe in yourself.



    • hannahcopcutt@gmail.com
      September 18, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you!