Hi.

I'm writing this article with a big smile on my face that is there for no reason other than to terrify people, because this thing on my face is scary.

Without further ado, I present to you, things I wish someone told me when I was younger.

1. There is an art to putting on period pads.
I know this is totally tmi, but when I was younger, no one told me that there was such a thing as putting a pad too much towards the front or too much towards the back and the struggle was real. That shit was complicated. Frankly, I've had my period for years, and I still don't know what I'm doing.

2. Going to bed with a period can be a tragedy in the making.
Again, something my less than gracious family forgot to tell me. I also know that this is way tmi, but I promise the list will get better. If you understand what I'm talking about, please tell your possible future children about the disaster that can happen if you don't properly prepare to go to bed with a period.

3. High School is B.S.
Everyone told me, omg, high school is amazing! Then I got there and I realized, that while there are positive, happy moments in high school, the terrible, negative moments that are in it can make those positive, happy moments not worth it. Just putting it out there.

4. Teenagers are not the smartest cookies in the jar.
I'll admit it: I can be a pretty dumb person even now, but I was a train wreck when I was younger. I pierced my own ears for God's sake. I'm lowkey surprised I didn't try to steal a tattoo gun when I was younger and turn myself into a piece of art. If only someone had told me how cringy it would be when I grew up and looked at how cringy and dumb my actions were.

5. Everyone's fake af.
Rainbows and unicorns were my world. Or something like that. Then these terrible things called fake people appeared and my world was forever changed. I really wish that someone had told me that there were bad people in this world and that they didn't always shoot people or kidnap children. I would have had a much more pleasant transition to junior high if someone had told me that.

6. There is such a thing as feeling alone in a crowd.
this article went from being about periods, to something sort of deeper. Sorry about that, I can't help it. Okay, to elaborate on this one, I wish someone had told me that there were gonna be moments in life where I was going to feel like I was shoved to the side and abandoned. I wish someone had told me that life was going to be difficult sometimes and that humans would be the main cause of that hardness.

7. Humans make mistakes.
I wish someone had sat me down and said, you are going to have some terrible screw ups in life that you are going to have to live with until the end of your days. I feel that if someone told me that, a lot of the horrible moments in my life would have mitigated and a lot of people wouldn't have had their feelings hurt. I wish someone had told that being a decent human means not making extremely terrible mistakes.

8. You can't always forgive and forget.
Everyone always says, move on, it's in the past, there's nothing you can do about it. Well, that isn't always the case. You see, I can forgive, but I will never forget, because the stupid stuff that people can do to you isn't always easily forgotten. I wish I could move on, I wish I could let go of everything. But I can't. I wish someone had told me that.

Well, thanks for reading, it's appreciated. Shoutout to my current 34 followers. You guys are great. The creepy smile on my face making me look like Momo is sort of gone, but not all the way.