You Only Have One Lap (And Other Life Lessons)

Today’s three wishes are inspired by a group of friends who I spend the last week with in Nantucket. This group has spent many holidays there, so it holds many memories as well as conversations that moved us forward. This year was particularly moving because we were also there to celebrate the life of an amazing man, husband and father who lost his life to cancer this year. He grew up on summers on Nantucket and in addition to finding his passion for sailing, he developed strong bond of love and friendship there. 

You only get one lap. Make the most of it (our friend’s life motto).

Don’t be cheap. Don’t complain. Be flexible (our rules for traveling with the group).

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You don’t have to do it all. We are programmed to not ask. And still more to say no. Friends truly can be family.

Three Gifts for a 20-Something: 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 them (not their parents, friends, teachers or society). No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 

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