BabyLove here! Tonight I had dinner with two childhood friends. We’ve been friends for, maybe, 20 years. It amazes me, everyday, that I am blessed to be able to surround myself with people who have known me for so long. People always say that time goes by quickly, but it isn’t until it’s really passed by that you start to realize it.
As I was sitting through dinner, and laughing with my friends, I thought, more than once, how quickly time had gone by. I was staring into the face of a lawyer, and a girl I used to sneak cigarettes with 15 years ago. I started to think about all of the things I thought I’d be. I frequently look at the ages of the ladies who
post here on megsmakeup.com and I see a lot of women who are very young.
Mostly every week we talk about makeup, products that reverse aging, nail polish, and fashion. After my girl’s night tonight, I thought we should talk about the important things that we wish we knew when we were a little bit younger, but didn’t. I, obviously, cannot speak for everyone, but I ask that all of my fellow subscribers who have years of wisdom behind them, offer the knowledge that has come with aging (gracefully of course).
So, as I approach thirty, I offer you the few important life lessons that I have learned the hard way:
1. Having two good friends who share the same sense of humor and morals as you do is more important than having a hundred friends who don’t.
2. Your sister(s) or your brother(s) will probably become your bestfriends, even if you try desperately try to prevent it.
3. You will, unfortunately, have some issues from your childhood.
4. There will be one great love of your life. This is most likely the person you will NOT end up with.
5. Never forget what it was that you set out to do. There will be bumps along the way, but always keep your eyes on the prize. The goals you let slip away only because of carelessness or laziness will
eat at you.
6. People older than you really do know what they are talking about. We’ve all been where you are at one point or another. “Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of wishing the past from the disposal–wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts, and recycling it for more than it’s worth.”
7. If in your gut it doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t.
8. Accept that sometimes life isn’t really fair.
9. It’s 100% acceptable to not know exactly what you want to be when you grow up-even if you are pushing 30.
10. No one is more important than you until the day you (if you choose to)
become a mother. Love yourself the most for as long as you can. You still need to conform a little. Make concessions here and there, BUT never compromise yourself.
20 to 30 went by in a blink of an eye. Probably, if I had read these things at 20, I still would have made the same mistakes I made. Maybe there are one or two of you at a crossroads who read some bit of advice on here that helps you to see clearly. That I only hope, but cannot guarantee!
What do you wish someone had told you when you were young? What secrets can you let me in on?