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 are one woman’s gifts:
I will give you a therapist.
I will give you an IRA with 5 years of saving already in it so that it will have 10 grand accrued.
I will give you a rudder. Something that will give you a sense of grounding as you go through life and get pushed around and feel up and feel down. A rudder, whether it’s your faith, your friends, whether it’s inside of you, something that helps you get back up no matter how long the ambiguity might last and find your way.