Three Gifts for a 20-Something (16)


Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. Here’s one woman’s gifts:



A pause button so you can stop and make sure you aren’t moving into marriage or the next step of a relationship just because it’s the expected progression. Avoid that ‘we lived together now we have to get married because I’ve lived with him for a certain amount of time’ kind of thinking. Stop and think if that is what you really want.



A fast forward button to stop procrastinating when it comes to doing something for yourself.  I allowed myself to push off doing things for myself for the sake of doing things for others. I always found some excuse to delay decisions for myself. That’s definitely changing since I’ve been in my forties.


A reverse magnifying glass so you can see that the one flaw that you see is not what the world sees.

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