What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? 40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.
1. Don’t take things so personally. I used to get a lot more upset about things but I’ve learned everybody is busy in life. I think that when you’re younger, you worry a lot about other people …but the world is not out to get you. We’re all just busy. We all have our own deal, our own issues. It’s not about you.
2. . Family like any relationship needs to be nurtured, loved and supported. Don’t take it for granted. Show up to support each other. Ask for help when you need it. Family can be this soft landing. At the same take strength from that support to learn to stand on your own…to be yourself and make your own decisions. Every generation has to reinvent themselves.
3. Know your tech. Or get in really good with the tech person. Never be the person at work saying, “I don’t get tech”. It’s essential in our world and you don’t want to appear inept.