Sunday, May 23, 2010

Advice for my 14 year old self - Part 3

As I was writing this list there was a small part of me thinking....gawd I sound so arrogant.  Your comments have been inspiring and overwhelming! 

If you would like the complete list, please email me and I will send it to you when I have finished the series.

Thank you to everyone who has forwarded my posts - I am deeply touched you think my little thoughts are worthy of being read twice.

Now, on with part 3! 

31. Finish everything you want to do before the babies come

32. Get in front of the camera more often – even if it means losing 20lbs and wearing makeup more often

33. Read Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus. Learn how to relate to men as men and don’t confuse them with your girlfriends

34. Take advice about men from menTake advice about fashion from women willing to let you know you have something in your teeth – these women will tell you if something makes your a$$ look fat

35. Be the kind of spouse you want even if your spouse isn’t. Lead by example

36. Don’t be a hypocrite

37. Forget about being yourself. Be who you want to be (Thank you Julia Sugarbaker)

38. Eat veggies every day – antioxidants keep your skin looking young

39. Moisturize

40. Laugh lines are more attractive than Botox – so go ahead and laugh a lot

41. Consider the source – when reading about medical studies, find out who funded them

42. Go. You might meet someone

43. Read ‘The Rules’.  Before you think it is old fashioned, keep in have not evolved very much in the last few thousand years.

44. Carry a cotton handkerchief (Guys, carry two, one for you, one for her)

45. Give.  Time, money, energy, love, affection....just give

Have a fabulous day!


Summer is a Verb said...

All very true. Why does it take us a lifetime to realize all this though?! XXOO

Suburban Princess said...

Because that's what life is...a journey :O)

Snooty Primadona said...

The Rules is indeed a must....

April said...

I love #42!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

What a wonderful series of posts. Believe or not, I have not read 'The Rules'. Might have to grab that one for my Kindle.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

MOISTURIZE! So simple, yet so true! Another great list! :)

JulesTX said...

You missed your calling, you could take this list and keep it going, I think you have the makings of a book.

mFw said...

What a great list! I've loved reading all three installments!

Trish said...

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed these installments! Just such honest, real, wonderful advice.

I have an idea! You should make a button on your sidebar that links to these, maybe consolidate it into one post link. I think your future readers would really enjoy this! I just loved it!

Happy weekend lovely lady!

Miss Janice said...

Great list! I've been married for 25 years and still need to find a manual!

CC said...

Lovely post! Must go and read the other parts right away. :)

Beth Dunn said...

here, here!

The Preppy Princess said...

So many of these are things I have learned along the way, you just articulate them so much better than I could! Great job Miss princess!

Sending you a smile,

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Such great advice.

Happy Weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I especially love:
37. Forget about being yourself. Be who you want to be

So true!! I MADE the life I wanted for myself because I wanted it. I think saying "be yourself" is an excuse for sitting around never improving. Self-improvement is the key to life!

MCW said...

I am loving your advice. Everything is so true!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Amen to everything!! Great list!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a wonderful list!! You are very thorough.