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    3 Gifts for a 20-Something

    WIshlist-3 Wishes ImageWhat three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here, 40-somethng women share the three things to help 20-somethings get a head start on perspective and gain confidence to make decisions that are right for them. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.

     

     

     

    1. Don’t deceive yourself. For so many reasons!

    2. Appreciate others in all life situations. There is a good probability that at one time in your life you will be in their shoes. If you never are, you are either lucky, or you missed an opportunity to learn and grow.

    3. Allow yourself to feel, experience, and process through hardship. It can be much more painful to deal with in the future if you suppress it. You can pay for counseling, treatment, etc., now or years later when you will likely have compiled regrets and also lost precious time.

    – Heidi from Spokane WA

    Today’s 3 Gifts came from a reader submission. Share your wisdom…. what are your 3 Gifts?

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Work With What You Have In Front Of You

Be responsible for yourself. I’ve been known to be a bit impulsive but it has all worked out. I’m happy with my life and wouldn’t be what I am today without my mistakes. When it didn’t, I didn’t blame anyone else of it. You have to own it and make it yours. Learn from it and […] Read more…

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Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.     1.  One true friend is worth ten social friends. Value those ones. 2. […] Read more…

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Why I quit my job

Today we have the guest post from Andi Teggart who hopes others feel empowered to take a life leap, even when they least expect it. ~ earlier this week, i shared a blog post about what really matters to me – relationships, authenticity, adventure/travel, being my best self – and how i wanted to stop […] Read more…

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Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.     1.  Don’t take things so personally. I used to get a lot […] Read more…

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Confidence is in the Eye of the Beholder

Confidence is in the eye of the beholder. One of my professors in graduate school used to tell me that confidence is as much a rhetorical position as it is a real attitude that people carry with them. Just because someone is projecting confidence through what they say and the way they act has no […] Read more…

Financial Foresight from 40-something Women

Tax day! My “what I know now” about that is to always take the maximum amount of taxes out during the year if you are at a company or pay the maximum of estimated taxes throughout the year. Much better to get that refund in April than have to pay.  Consider it your summer vacation savings […] Read more…

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3 Wishes for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.       1.  Talk to your friends about your fears and insecurities. You […] Read more…

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Don’t Forget About You

Don’t forget about you.  I always thought I would I would go somewhere south and go to law school. But after I graduated I was crazy in love so I went to where he was. I moved to New York and it just kind of went from there. It’s funny because I didn’t think I wanted […] Read more…

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