What would you tell your sixteen year old self?

About a week or two ago I received an email introducing me to a new form of social media. Storylane is a platform where users are challenged to tell a story, and share it. For those who don’t have that natural flow inspiration, there’s a endless list of questions you can answer too! The first question I choose to answer was “what would you tell your sixteen your old self?”. Here it goes!
When I was sixteen, I had my first love. There was nobody that compared to my baby. And nobody came between us, no one could ever come above. I like to start this story with some (not necessarily wise) words from the Beebs. It’s a story about the worst day of my  teenage life.
I got ditched. Awfully, painfully ditched. Like an old piece of cloth that the boy in question used to clean his car windows before he drove off into the glorious sunset with that other girl. I saw all the signs and knew what was coming, but I stayed. Like every young girl who thinks she found love would. Today, 3.5 years later, I am looking back at the whole situation and I can, with a dose of humour, sum up some reasons why my sixteen year old self shouldn’t have started dating him in the first place:
♥ Never date anyone who’s shorter than you. It looks silly.
♥ Never date anyone who’s 20 and still let’s his mommy make his lunchbox.
♥ Never date anyone who’s scared of the doctor. He won’t protect you from burglars!
♥ Never date anyone who says he likes brunettes, when you are a redhead.
♥ Never date anyone who’s on the internet more that he’s with you
The boy I’ve been dating for three years now has made me realize what a loving relationship should be like. The funny thing is, I knew him waaaaay before I started dating the boy I talked about above. We just needed to grow up a little to realize we liked each other more than we made out to.
♥ Stay… if he secretly leaves you a bowl of your favorite berries in the fridge
♥ Stay… if he puts on his baby voice on skype and tells you he loves you
♥ Stay… if he says he’ll go to Zara for you and pick up that dress and a copy of InStyle Mag
♥ Stay… if he lends you his comfy sweatpants
♥ Stay… if he makes you feel beautiful
♥ Stay… if he stays on the line while you are fighting him. And, let’s be honest, not calling him pretty names.
♥ Stay… if he sucks in racing games and you win all the time
♥ Stay… if he makes everything the other one ruined, better and makes you forget all about him
But darling, we are still not naming our future baby Daenerys.  I always have to Google how it’s spellend and that would just sad for her.Want to read a little more? Go to my Storylane profile !


  1. 2 November 2012 / 10:31

    This is the cutest post ever! I can say "been there, done that" about the broken hearts, but like you said, we need experienced like this to cherish our boys even more! 😉

  2. 2 November 2012 / 10:31

    Aw, if we didn't date/marry shorter people, there would be a lot less love in the world… I'm short. Height doesn't mean anything in love!!! Same with being afraid of the doctor, heh. Date someone who's height doesn't make a difference, and who trusts you enough to tell you their fears!!!

    But I am so glad you're in a good relationship. 🙂 I think Daenerys is such a precious name, hah. Yay Game of Thrones!

  3. 2 November 2012 / 15:56

    Nikki this made me laugh and go "awwww" in one breath. These are the best tips ever. And i'm so glad Kenneth will go to Zara for you. Can a blogger ask for a better boyfriend?!?!

    Also I like the idea of this Storylane. I'm going to have to check it out.

  4. 2 November 2012 / 18:59

    Awwwww that's so cute!! Haha I agree-dating shorter guys does look silly! In Russia most guys and girls always wear heels so you always see a couple making out while the guy is on tiptoes. It's sooo funny!

    Looks like you found the perfect one! 😉

    Sophisticated Lace

  5. 2 November 2012 / 22:10

    This made me laugh. So glad you got someone good for you.

  6. 2 November 2012 / 23:53

    Ah yes, all the bad signs that you see only after the relationship ended. But I'm happy to hear that you're with someone 10x better now =)

  7. 3 November 2012 / 12:29

    Ahh this is so cute!! I definitely dated someone for A LOT longer than I should have… If I could write something to tell my 16 year old self not to do, it'd be a book!

  8. 3 November 2012 / 13:30

    This is brillant. Love it love it love it.

  9. 3 November 2012 / 15:34

    This is the perfect, perfect list for dos and donts! I completely agree 🙂 Sounds like you have such a special man in your life right now, you're a lucky chica!

    <3 Cambria

  10. 4 November 2012 / 04:12

    Truth! Ahh Love that concept! I've never heard of storylane. So glad to hear about it!

  11. 4 November 2012 / 05:52

    Awh, this was so sweet nikki. All of your advice is so true!
    Love is such a wonderful thing – you've detailed that perfectly!

    tiana of l'esthetique

  12. 4 November 2012 / 06:09

    Hahaha aw this post was so adorable. That last sentiment was great. Daenerys would be a tough name to live with, I think!

  13. 4 November 2012 / 15:40

    Haha, altijd grappig om terug te kijken op je eerste verliefdheid, daar stel je je toch vragen bij achteraf 😉 maar het lijkt erop dat je 'ne goeie' aan de haak geslagen hebt, houden zo!

  14. 5 November 2012 / 20:28

    Keischoon neergeschreven, goosebumps! 😉

  15. 5 November 2012 / 20:30

    Keischoon neergeschreven, goosebumps! 😉

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