October is my birthday month! I’ve had sixty birthdays! WOW! How did that happen?? I have lived more days than I have left! I don’t really have regrets, but I’ve learned a lot through the years. If I had an opportunity to tell my twenty year old self some things to remember as she walks through life, these would be a few:
Laugh More! Especially at yourself!
Keep working out! It’s going to be much harder to get back into the habit than to keep at it!
Embrace your body size & shape! This is the smallest you’ll ever be! Stop criticizing it!
Slow down! You don’t have to say yes to everything & everyone!
Say yes to yourself! Learn self care now & don’t feel guilty for it!
Forgive quickly! Especially yourself!
Dream! Spend time dreaming & ask yourself what you really want….not what others dreams are…not what others want your dreams to be!
Loss, death, and rejection hurt, but won’t kill you! I promise it will get better! Don’t get stuck in it!
Decide the qualities you want in a spouse before you start dating…and….DON’T SETTLE!
Have a positive mindset!
Learn how to meditate & practice it daily!
Explore and find out who YOU really are!
Buy quality instead of quantity……even if you have to be patient to purchase something!
Stay out of debt!
It’s ok to fail! You’re learning!
Accumulate memories, not possessions!
Increase your self confidence!
Explore your creativity!
You don’t NEED a man!
Be more open minded!
Accept reality quickly…. instead of resisting it!
No matter your current age……DON’T WAIT UNTIL 60 to start really living! Don’t wait to start growing, changing, reaching your goals & dreams! Embrace every day! Be intentional about the most important things you want and boldly pursue them…..even if it’s laying in a hammock & reading a good book! Life is precious! Love it! It goes by way too fast!
Don’t wait another day to start your journey to a more fulfilling life! Success begins with YOU! Capture those dreams faster….change negative mindsets…..set “S.M.A.R.T.” goals ……just START! TODAY!