Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something woman would give a 20-something if she were a “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
Friends that are always there for you but don’t let you get away with fooling yourself. You can use friends as wingmen to avoid your issues or you can use them to sound out your issues and help you face them.
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A place to volunteer. If you can do something for people other than you, some sort of community service, some sort of work that is not just about getting your goals achieved, it will give you insight that is really helpful. Part of taking care of you is taking care of the community.
Don’t waste time worrying about not feeling confident. If you could just all understand that it’s not just you that feels this way. Very few people really have it all together. No matter how much they look like they have it all together, everybody has their thing. Looking like you have it all together and being happy are completely different things. They are not synonyms.