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Archive for May 10, 2012

Advice to my younger self…

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.  ~Author Unknown

“If I knew then, what I know now.”  How many times have you said that to yourself and what would that knowledge change?  Here’s my top 10:

  1. A penny saved is a penny earned.  Don’t be an emotional spender.  Learn to be frugal.
  2. Listen to your parents, they want what’s best for you.  Rebellion comes back to bite you, when your kids are teenagers.
  3. Don’t light up that first cigarette.
  4. You are an amazing person, you’re not a failure.
  5. Learn proper nutrition and learn to love exercise.
  6. It’s not always about you.
  7. Don’t worry too much.
  8. Joy is about balance, not things.
  9. Your family comes first, the promotion can wait.
  10. God’s got your back… always.

I don’t know if knowing all that when I was younger would have made a difference.  Well… maybe a few extra zeroes in my savings account, but I think that learning as I went through life is what made me who I am today.  The woman my husband is crazy about, the mom my kids love (although she’s the neighborhood nut), the girl my parents respect and the person I like (most of the time).

What’s your advice to your younger self?