Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What I Would Tell My 20 Year-Old Self

Meghan Heffern is a super rad Canadian actress who started her career at the age of 14. She has appeared in Atom Egoyan's film, Chloe and gained a following after a role in American Pie: Beta HouseMeghan is currently shooting a movie with funnyman Martin Short and will be appearing soon on Tracy Morgan's show, Scare Tactics.We know there's no business like show business and it's a tough industry to grow up in. Fast-forward to now, we ask Meghan what she would tell her 20 year-old self as a girl growing up in the biz.

1) Don’t be lazy. 
Stop watching TV and take another acting class. Sheesh. Never, ever stop learning. You never know if you’re good at something unless you try it out.

2) You don’t really need that shirt. 
SAVE YOUR MONEY. Dear young Heff: you should really stop buying everything in sight. Just because you have started making your own money, doesn’t mean you have to spend it. Save for the stuff you really want.

3) Don’t sweat the small stuff.
So you missed the bus, it’s really not the end of the world. I know it seems like it, but another bus is around the corner. This is the same for jobs and boys. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes you have to let go of something good, to get something great... maybe that first bus had a bunch of really smelly people on it. You just never know.

20-something Meghan

4) You’re awesome. Don’t try and be anyone but you.
You are a huge dork, and it's time you accepted it. It’s ok to be “uncool”. When you act like yourself, people will love you even more. Don’t worry about what other people think
or say about you.

5) Be single for awhile.
Sure, having a boyfriend is fun and exciting, but being single is something special. You can do whatever you want and you donʼt have to answer to anyone. Enjoy your
singledom, because one day you’re going to be married and that’s forever.

6) Make travel a priority.
You career isnʼt going anywhere. Itʼs ok to take time off and travel the world. This is something you will regret big time later in life.

Meghan now

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What would you tell your 20 year-old self? Share with us in our comments.
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Photo credit: Meghan Vincent

1 comment:

  1. I think I'd give myself a lot of the same advice..oh, and stay away from that pretty, long-haired boy when you're 24..he's a total waste of 9 years of your life. LOL