1. Sort out your makeup.
From the age you first discover makeup 'til you reach the ripe old age of 20, you wear way too much of the stuff: your favourite look is too much black eyeliner and far too much foundation in the wrong shade... and all without blusher *shudders* - apparently you like looking pale and dead, then.
Tone down the makeup until you know (vaguely) what you're doing with it. You look better minus the raccoon eyes and ghost face, plus your skin will thank you for letting it breathe every once in a while... not to mention, your 23 year old self would not be sat here completely horrified.
As a teenager and young adult, you stayed in your shell through fear of being disliked. It's only when you go to University and reach your 20s that you'll realise you've spent far too much of your life trying to appease others, and you choose to stop basing all of your decisions (such as how you act, how you dress, how you speak... the list goes on) on what other people might think... seriously, who cares?! Ignorance (combined with not giving a monkey's) really is bliss, and those people that do judge you for being you just aren't worth your time.
4. Stop worrying.
Gurl: you are a worrier. You worry at school if people like you... you worry about leaving your school and going elsewhere for sixth form... you worry at sixth form about getting into University... you worry about leaving sixth form and home for University - that's an awful lot of worry, and worst part is, that's not even the half of it. When you get to your 20s, you'll have completely changed your attitude and you'll realise all that worry and stress was completely counterproductive. Chill out, you'll be fine.
"Ambika, that's a lot of eyeliner," and "Ambika, your friends aren't very nice to you," ... along with. "Ambika, I really don't care what people think of me... you should be the same."
You heard it... and you ignored her, you fool!
Listen to her now, and you wouldn't be sat here having to write out what you'd tell your younger self ... because she told you all these things at the time, anyway!
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