Three Gifts for a 20-Something

shutterstock_255404074What 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. Listen. That is the best thing you can do for a friend.

2. Be on a mission to find you…not a guy.

3. Do what you love. I did what I thought I should do. I eventually got back to my passion but it took a while and a lot of Sunday’s spend crying. I moved and left fashion to go into banking because it was the job that was available. I hated it but I felt like I couldn’t quit my job. I cried every Sunday. I thought that it was a failure to quit. At the time there was a lot of pressure. A lot of responsibility. It didn’t look good on your resume. But one day I thought, I can’t do this one more minute and I just quit. It was totally unlike me. I just quit. I was out of a job. I was so focused at that point that I kept at it and got back into fashion. I had to stop this madness of thinking that I have to do this. I got back to where I started. Back to my passion. I was afraid to quit, like I was lucky to have this job.  It may be a man women thing. Men switch jobs and ask for raise and promotions and women less vocal.

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