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Advice The JDM Team Would Give To Their Younger Selves


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While you cannot change the past, there are always things we wish we could have done differently. Maybe it is not cutting those bangs, taking a bad job, or listening to what others say. It is interesting to reminisce about what could have been different and which events impacted us the most.


Here is what the team at Jill Devine Media would say to their younger selves.


For my younger self I’d say: “You simply cannot please everyone you meet. Do not let anyone make you feel like you didn’t work hard enough or do not deserve what you want. Other people’s successes are not your failures. Keep being yourself and don’t let others' negativity pull you down.”


Jill says: “Everything will be ok. You will be ok.”


And for Clara O.: “Do not ever stop being optimistic towards life or to expect good things. No matter what people say, you attract what you imagine and the energy you vibrate makes all the difference.”


Our intern Miriam says: “If you have a shot to aim, why not aim high! Remember that you represent so many other girls who look like you; whose dream is to be in your position. Don’t be afraid to fail but always take away something different from your failures, strive to do better, have confidence and succeed! Do all of those things with all your might and with an open heart so that future girls that look like you will have someone to look up to! Don’t be afraid to be a trailblazer.”


Our other intern Clara B. says: “Don’t worry if you don’t always feel like you know where you are headed (More people feel this way than you know)! Things will work out if you put your energy into them and don’t ever give up on yourself!”


At the end of the day, if we had not had the experiences we did, we would not be who we are today. It is important to look back and wonder what could have been, while recognizing that everything happens for a reason. With every bump in the road you can either stay down or get back up and try again.


What would you tell your younger self?




Abigail George is entering her junior year at Seton Hill University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Business. On campus she is a member of the Student Theatre Activities Council and an active participant in the theatre department productions. She is a Pittsburgh native and grew up playing sports, doing theatre, and singing in her school choir. When she is not working at her local grocery store or studying, she will often be found watching Disney+'s entire library or grabbing dinner with some friends.

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