Three Gifts for a 20-Something …No More Shoulds

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here 40-somethings share three wishes 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.

Today’s five wishes are from an interview with the editor-in-chief and publisher of Marie Claire, Anne Fulenwider and Nancy Berger.

It’s all going to work out. If I would have known it’s all going to work out. You could take risks. You don’t have to always play it safe. It will work out. I really believe that. I’m a fatalist at heart, but I wish I knew that because you don’t know when you’re 20 that it’s going to work out.

You’re such in a hurry in your twenties. Just enjoy it. It’s going to be okay. Enjoy being in your twenties. I had such a hard decade. I could not stop. My advice would be to slow down. Enjoy the moment. Savor the journey. It’s all very cliché [but true].

Ignore the noise. So much of it is noise.

Listen to your own voice. 

Delete the word “should” from your vocabulary. I think that is one thing we should all do.


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