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. Jealousy is just wasted energy. If you know yourself there is no reason to want to be more like someone else.
2. You are stronger than you think you are. You really are. I think back on all the things that I’ve been through and that I’ve made it through. Afterward I thought, “I didn’t know that I could do it but I did.” At the time i thought, “Oh, my God. I can’t do it.” There are times when everyone has felt, “I’m going to die. I can’t do it. I can’t make it through this”. But you do. You always do.
3. I think the most important thing for any 20-something women to do is to work on yourself. Like yourself. Be good with you. Learn how to like spending time with you. If you like to spend time with yourself, then everyone will want to spend time with you. If you learn to be with you, you’re going to be good company to someone else.