Things I Would Tell My 23-Year Old Self

things i wish i could tell my 23-year-old self

By Gabi Moskowitz


– You are enough, exactly as you are.

– This vegan thing is not going to last.

– You are not a lesbian. You are not even bisexual. Nice try, though.

– Contribute more to your 401(k).

– It’s not enough to love yourself, you also have to like yourself.

– Labels like “dork” or “nerd” or “jock” no longer apply. To you, or anyone else.

– Stop worrying about everything. Not because you have nothing to worry about, but because the act of worrying accomplishes nothing.

– Ani DiFranco, while great, is actually not the very definition of poetic genius.

– If a guy acts like he isn’t that interested in you, he’s not.

– Figure out what you want and learn how to ask for it.

– Things are going to get a whole lot better.

– You can totally do this.

This post was originally posted on the blog “Out of the Pantry”  by Gabi Moskowitz

About the author:

Gabi Moskowitz is the editor-in-chief of the nationally-acclaimed blog BrokeAss Gourmet and author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook(May 2012). After attending college in Boston and spending three years teaching kindergarten, Gabi began to consider a career in the culinary arts. She worked as a caterer and cooking teacher before discovering food writing.

She launched BrokeAss Gourmet in February of 2009, and since then, Gabi and the site have been featured in TIME, The New York Times, Real Simple Magazine, MSN Money and NBC’s 11 O’Clock News.


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