Herewith, three “gifts” this single mother would give a 20-something if she were a “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
Sleep. You think you will have forever to sleep when you are young but it gets harder and harder. Get it in now and learn how not to give it up.
Know that with intention and determination you can overcome any obstacle -whether it be career or personal life. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and lean on those who encourage you and support you.
Know that there is not one perfect path. Your path will change and you can change it. Don’t follow others path by default and if you don’t like the path you are on…put a plan in place to change it.
This post originally appeared in November 2011.