Three Gifts for a 20-Something (132)

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:


Maintain your friendships. You need at least one girlfriend who knows you during your 20, 30s and 40s. A good best friend is worth five girlfriends.  Accept them. Encourage them.


Be open. Your twenties is all about learning and exploring and having fun. But people can be limiting.  Don’t be so judgmental.  I think it’s easy to be very critical today …and to make snap judgments. Slow down a bit. Be fair. You want to sleep good with your head on a pillow at night.


Pay attention to the gaps. There’s only so much time that you have. It’s hard to really fit everything in. You can’t. I have realized that sometimes there are periods you have to devote more to one area of your life than another – work, your partner, friends, self. When I start to feel a gap…when I don’t want to wake up in the morning or when I am not feeling good about myself…I move things around. You sacrifice some things but you gain because of knowledge in other areas.

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