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. You have to fill yourself up instead of looking for it from the outside. I think it’s about needing approval. For me, it all comes back to just feeling confident in yourself and knowing who you are and being able to say “This isn’t working for me. This isn’t enough. I want more.”
2. I think you have to teach people how to treat you. It’s how you treat yourself. You have to value and honor yourself or no one else is going do it.
3. Give yourself time and space to grow and change. Try not to be so critical of your body. the things that matter to you now aren’t really going to matter in the future, not to minimize your existence now but it’s all going to be okay.