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7 Things We Wish We Knew During Our Awkward Phase

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Seton Hall chapter.

We all know (but hate to remember) that we were not always the beautiful, poised collegiate women we are today. There was that one little period between 6th and 9th grade we all know and love. Yes ladies, I’m talking about the awkward phase. I know we all wish we could reach through our computer screens to the pictures of us wearing shirts tied up by hair ties, shake our pre-teen selves and say “What are you thinking?!”. So if you ever get the chance, here’s what you should remind that awkward 14 year old you.


1. Don’t upload everything to Facebook.

You will regret it your first semester of college when all of your friends are procrastinating their midterm papers and decide to stalk you back to 2008.


2. Enjoy not being on your phone all the time.

Remember when we actually talked to each other?! Ahh, those were the days.


3. Stick to one color band on your braces.

We know you think the lime green and hot pink is cute. It’s not. Trust us.


4.  Hang out with the nerdy boys.

Even though they’re not cute now, in a few years they will be cute and smart. Those other guys that were peaking in middle school, will probably not be at the top of your “must date” list. 


5.  Enjoy every second of the Jonas Brothers being together.

What can we say? These were the good days, maybe they’ll make a comeback in the Year 3000, a girl can only hope. RIP.

6.  Silly bandz are cute, but make sure the blood is still circulating to your hand.

Twenty on one wrist may be a couple too many.   


7.  Enjoy being young.

All of a sudden life starts moving at lightning speed and you’ve graduated high school and are off to college. Be with your friends and your family, embrace those blessed awkward and carefree moments, you’re going to miss them in a few years.

"If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change toward him. We need not wait to see what others do." -Mahatma Gandhi. I live for vanilla lattes and chocolate covered pretzels. If you don't like the color pink, chances are I don't like you. Future President... and if all else fails, future First Lady.