I recently had the…opportunity?… to spend some time with a young woman significantly younger than myself. I don’t a younger sister, but it made me think about the sort of things I would tell her if I did.
Here are some solid life lessons for my “kid sister”:
Giving your mom attitude is a phase, giving your boss attitude is a self-made opportunity to return to the job search.
Don’t waste your money. Ok, waste your money a little bit, but don’t leave yourself open to wondering how your life would be different ten years later if you hadn’t dropped several grand on a flashy car.
Boys who write “I want you,” or any other comment that should be saved for privacy, on a public forum are not…just, they are not, just don’t.
The forces in your life that challenge you are the ones to listen to, the ones that let you get away with all manner of foolishness are the ones to get rid of, and the ones who cut you down are the ones to give hell.
Your body is beautiful. It will change and it will continue to be beautiful. Cover it up or post it all over the internet but don’t do either out of shame or insecurity.
Respect yourself. Challenge yourself. Set goals for yourself. Be proud of yourself. You are the only person who will be there from start to finish. Make sure you love that person.
Best of luck.