5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Was 40

Words of wisdom I would tell my younger self

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I have never been a big fan of regret, all at once feeling and knowing its futility. However, if I could go back and meet my younger self, say in my 20’s or 30’s, I would tell that stonewashed-jean wearing girl the following.

  1. Stop worrying about what other people think. They aren’t thinking about you anyway, they are thinking about themselves. And even if they were, the only person you need to impress is yourself.
  2. Surround yourself with quality relationships. Not quantity. You can have 1,500 followers on Instagram, but if you don’t have at least one person to share your sorrows, and even more importantly, your victories with, you are alone. A lot of people can be there for you when you are in a down swing, but the truest friends are those that celebrate your wins as if they were their own. They truly want your happiness in a way that is totally unconnected to their own. Align yourself with people who inspire you, support you, respect you, motivate you, bring out the best in you and make you feel like the best version of yourself, not the worst.
  3. Look up the word mortal. That’s you…

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