The Bullet List {Rachel From Small Notebook}

by Destri on April 8, 2010

Isn’t it interesting that you remember the first post you read of your favorite blogs?  Or is it just funny that I do?  Well, either way, it’s usually that post that convinces me to subscribe, and for Small Notebook, it was this post for me.  Simple, yet so useful – that to me is the best way to describe Rachel’s blog.  It has literally become a resource for me, not just a good read.  I have bookmarked 10 of her posts in the hopes of getting my house organized.  Seriously…I counted them.  But beyond that her blog is a great read.  She posts about unique diy projects, family life, and simplifying.  Give yourself ten minutes in her sidebar, you’ll see.

The must read post?  Well to be honest, it’s not one I’ve bookmarked because I had a hard time choosing between those, but I have been searching for one of these ever since I saw what she did with it, awesome.  I must have one!

Now onto her list…

Rachel Meeks

Stuff I wish I could tell my teenage self:

  • Friends who make fun of you are not true friends.
  • It does get easier.
  • Your future husband is the Valedictorian and captain of the football team. (True!)
  • Please don’t perm your hair.
  • You don’t have to make things up to get people to like you.
  • It’s okay to quit school activities if you have too many.
  • You are not sleeping enough.
  • Or eating right.
  • All the pain… God is going to change your life in a huge way.
  • Working at Golden Corral wearing a one-size-fits-all jumper, pantyhose, and a handkerchief on your head is SO not worth earning $4.25 an hour!

I love this list, if I wrote my own it would go on for days.   

Now it’s your turn, what would you go back and tell your teenage self if given the chance?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina April 8, 2010 at 4:06 am

Oh…my teenage self as such a sad situation. I wish I could tell her that money isn’t everything and to find some real friends. I now need an old school library card catalog. seriously.


Suzanne April 8, 2010 at 5:37 am

I loved the card catalog that you found, oh now I wish I had one. As for what I would tell myself as a teenager it would be “school is more important than boys.”


Destri April 8, 2010 at 6:01 am

Isn’t that great?! I found one in Jackson Hole but it was HUGE! And expensive.


vonnie April 8, 2010 at 5:55 am

Take time to be young, you have the rest of your life to practice getting older. Being young will come and go so quickly that some day you are sitting on the porch and remembering what you wanted to do. Just do it and remember how much fun you had.
Life is never a mistake. It’s a learning experience for us all.


Destri April 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

Hey mom, missed you :)


Destri April 8, 2010 at 5:59 am

I think I would have to tell myself:

You can get better grades if you do your homework

You will love to read one day

Think carefully about your decesions, one day they will set an example for your children

play more, your a kid

Be nicer to your mother, she is doing her best

Don’t date that one boy, he’s nothing but trouble, just like your mom said

Be an exchange student, you’ll always wished you had :)


Jileen April 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

For your future self as a successful wife and mother it would be more inspiring to try out for choir and be in the journalism club then worrying about being a cheerleader.

Also, if there is a reading assignment on a specific novel and a pop quiz the next day, never think that you can just guess your way through it. Just read the book!


Kristy April 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

Stop trying to impress those boys and do your homework.


Mama Em April 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

My advice to teenage self:

It’s okay to not be perfect.

(Even now that I know that’s true, I’m still working on taking my own advice.)


wendy April 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

Thanks for visiting my site.. I loved all the things you would tell your teenage self. And I think a letter to your daughter at 13 would be the perfect thing!


jeanne April 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

We were able to purchase an old school library catalog about 10 years ago when a local elementary school went hi-tech. We paid $100. it is solid, solid oak and very large.
Anyone looking for an authentic or antique one should check with their local board of education.

I also love Rachel’s site!


Aimee @ Simple Bites April 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Oh, man, ditto on the perm. My BANGS were permed. Who perms their bangs? 14 year-olds, apparently.

Great list Rachel!


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