News

What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?

IF 73-year-old Marjo de Waard could give her 15-year-old self a few words of wisdom it would be finish school and say no to sex, alcohol and drugs.

While Marjo has no regrets in life, if she was to do it all over again she would have finished her education and followed her dreams to become a teacher or skater, as well as staying pure until marriage.

Marjo De Waard writes a letter to her 15-year-old self. Photo: Hayden Johnson / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Marjo De Waard writes a letter to her 15-year-old self. Photo: Hayden Johnson / Fraser Coast Chronicle Hayden Johnson

Marjo left school when she was 15 and entered the workforce instead of studying at university after moving to Australia from Holland with her family.

"I worked in office management and managed boutiques," Marjo said.

Like a lot of us will admit later in life, the mother of two would tell her teenage self to listen to good advice from her parents and to budget your money.

Marjo married at a young age and said growing up with her children was a great adventure.

Pat Harvey said if she hadn't of listened to the good advice of her parents, getting out of one particular situation involving boys may have ended badly.

Pat Harvey
Pat Harvey Amy Formosa

The 74-year-old snuck out to a dance when she was a teenager and took off with a bunch of older boys from church.

 

"Everyone was pashing, I had never had a kiss before so I started crying and they sent me home," she said.


Ann Baker, 79, would tell her teenage self to grow up and find out the difference between love and lust and contrary to to most, she said she wouldn't have always listened to her parents.

Ann Baker
Ann Baker Amy Formosa

Betty Inwood, 88, said she wouldn't have any advice for her 15-year-old self and if she could do it all over again she would live her teenage years just the same.

"I grew up in a small country town in NSW and I loved every moment of it," Betty said.

Betty Inwood
Betty Inwood Amy Formosa

Peter Old's from Old's Engineering in Maryborough said his advice to 15-year-olds of today would be to practice honesty and respect.

Topics:  advice fraser coast teenage



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Hansen says burqa ban discussion "needs to be had”

Maryborough candidate for One Nation James Hansen said a discussion on banning the burqa "needs to be had.”

Mr Hansen said he personally supports the proposal.

Europe is getting a taste of what Fraser Coast has on offer

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events representative Mark Juppenlatz took part in 'Queensland on Tour Europe 2017'.

A Fraser Coast representative is currently on a tourism tour.

WIN a fishing trip, $5000 BCF voucher and get free stuff

Want to catch one of these big fellas!? Get your name into our competition to win the ultimate fishing holiday!

WERE running a stack of reely incredible giveaways!

Local Partners

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

First home buyers the "lifeblood” of Fraser Coast market

CoreLogic property statistics reveal the region's median house price of $300,000 did not change in the September quarter.

Median house price of $300,000 remains steady in September quarter

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!