• Question: what would you say to your younger self

    Asked by lucy to Connor, Lidunka, Sarah, Steven on 24 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Sarah Beasley

      Sarah Beasley answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      I would say, keep that confidence for as long as you can! It’s a lot harder doing presentations for me now…

      Stop playing on the Internet, don’t be embarrassed about being enthusiastic about science or other subjects.

      Take advantage of all the sport you get to do in school because it’s a lot harder finding motivation once it’s not compulsory anymore!

      …And don’t worry about relationships. Everyone will grow up eventually 😛

    • Photo: Connor Macrae

      Connor Macrae answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      I’d have to say, seriously stop worrying about things, nothing is as bad as you think it is. And if people are not nice to you, don’t worry about it, you’ll probably end up much better of than them if you keep working hard!

      I’d also say stop leaving big pieces of work so late… but even now I still do that…

    • Photo: Steven Thomson

      Steven Thomson answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      I’d say relax, trust your instincts and don’t be afraid of big decisions. Life is for living – if you’re indecisive and try to play it safe then you’ll end up regretting a whole lot of things. Much better to just go for it, aim high, try to be the best you can in every aspect of your life and you’ll be a lot happier for it.

      And don’t ever ever let anyone else make you feel bad just for being yourself. Whether it’s working relationships, friendships or any other form of relationship – be true to yourself and have the courage to stick to what you believe in.

      Everyone makes mistakes when growing up – most of mine are above – but all of my biggest successes have come when I’ve had a little faith in myself and trusted that I was doing the right thing!