February 16, 2013
What Advice Would I Give My 20-Year-Old Self...
I'd like to think I would have appreciated a list of potential roadblocks and well-intended suggestions a few decades ago that may have made life a bit easier to navigate. Although, if you ask my husband, he would probably say that I don't necessarily accept friendly recommendations well. In other words, I don't like being told what to do! Which is why, like many strong-willed women, I seem to learn things the hard way. Regardless, I have compiled a list of quotes and thoughts I have gleaned along the way. In retrospect, I wish I would have committed them to memory about 25 years ago...
~ Don't waste your time on revenge or negative thoughts because it depletes your energy. Let karma take care of those who hurt you.
~ Today a reader~tomorrow a leader.
~ Life doesn't always give you second chances, so don't let the first one slip by.
~ Don't compare yourself to other women.
~ Listen to your gut. It will always tell you the truth.
~ Winners never quit and quitters never win.
~ People always reveal themselves so pay attention. Sometimes it comes with a bang and other times in a whisper.
~ If you are fortunate enough to be quirky and different, embrace it.
~ Let the past remain in the past.
~ Movies and books are works of fiction. Don't compare yourself to either.
~ Work harder than everyone else.
~ Pay your credit cards off every month.
~ Recognize the quote "he's just not that into you." It will save you so much time analyzing someone who's just not that into you.
~ If it's meant to happen, it will happen.
~ Don't worry! It will not make bad things or good things happen.
~ A good friend is a great gift.
~ Laugh often.
~ Sometimes you just need to have a "F#@k it" attitude when you find yourself holding on too tight.
~ If you're wrong, say your sorry.
~ If something doesn't work, maybe it's not meant to be.
~ Nobody is perfect.
~ Beauty comes from within.
~ With that said...never go to bed with your makeup on.
~ Tough days often make for an excellent story.
~ Spend time with those who celebrate your presence.
~ Go beyond your limitations.
~ Learn from failure. It builds character.
~ Well-behaved women rarely make history.