Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

(me, mid-1970s)

I was looking for some pictures over on my other blog, Beads for Busy Gals, and came across this post that I really need to share.  The words are not my own but resonate with me just as much when I read it this morning as it did when I saw the original post over at Real Simple.

- Stop apologizing so much.
- Appreciate how you look right now. It’s a lot better than you think.
- Understand that sometimes boys are just clueless. They are not being intentionally clueless to hurt your feelings.
- One cupcake/donut/piece of candy is not really that important.
- If you have to ask yourself whether you should have one more drink, the answer is probably no.
- If you think everybody is looking at you, you’re wrong.
- No matter how much you love your parents, they probably love you more.
- Sometimes doing the right thing is embarrassing and not cool. Get over that.
- When you are arguing with someone, yelling rarely accomplishes anything.
- Many of the smartest people are the best listeners.
- Waterproof mascara is not worth the hassle of taking it off.
- Just because you hated a book at age 20 does not mean you will hate it at age 40.
- Arguing with your boyfriend after 10 p.m. is just completely counterproductive.
- There is no substitute for a cake made from scratch.
- Be careful when stating your opinion because it might change tomorrow.

What would you add?  Here is what I would add:

Commitment to an endeavor, any endeavor, is sometimes difficult and often means you have to forgo activities that will be way more fun. But committing to something greater than yourself will be more worthwhile in the end.  

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