Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Advice for my 14 year old self - Part 5

Today is the final big installment in my advice series.  Tomorrow will be the one most important piece of advice I have so I decided it should stand alone. 

This series started off being 60 points but it kept growing - I am sure it will continue to grow for the rest of my life!

I will be putting this into one big post and providing a link to it but as I have said, if anyone would like the list, just email me and I am happy to send it to you in a word doc.

So...the penultimate episode in this reflection on my life....

61. Be a great guest. RSVP, say thank you and then host something yourself

62. If someone leaves you a message or sends an email it shows they thought enough of you to devote time to you. Think enough of them to return the call/email

63. Learn about the customs of the country you are going to visit and be respectful of them

64. Be passionate about everything you do from mopping the floor to running a company

65. If you go, it will come. Pack feminine hygiene products along with your bikini

66. Given the opportunity, use the ladies room

67. Learn how to start a fire, change a tire, paint a room, make a martini, hit a golf ball and roast a chicken

68. Peaking at 30 is a lot better than peaking at 18

69. Don’t hang on to friendships just because you have known each other since kindergarten

70. Know when to use ‘I’ and when to use ‘Me’ (if you don’t know, ask someone who does)

71. Celebrate everything. No one lies on their deathbed thinking, ‘I wish I had enjoyed myself less’

72. Floss

73. Stand up to bullies, especially when you are not the one being bullied

74. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want a potential boss to find photographic evidence of

75. Trust your instincts (Thanks Oprah!)

Have a fabulous day!


MCW said...

Hahaha! #66 is soooooo true!!!!! I have a bladder the size of a pea and go whenever I can.

High Heeled Life said...

#71 ... Is soooo true!!!! And a great reminder to enjoy life everyday! I'm loving your posts!!! Keep them coming. Have a great day my friend.

mFw said...

I love the rsvp thing and my mom has issues with it though! Also the friendships you've had the longest may not be the best one is so true and I have a couple friends that I totally see slipping that I've known since kindergarten but we've become so different! I've enjoyed this series of posts, thanks!

Scottish Twins said...

I have really enjoyed this series of posts! They are all so true!

A Wedding Story said...

I love this series...and how true it is! I would love to go tell my younger self some things that could have done me good!

Lily Lemontree said...

I have just loved every single word in this series, just brilliant! Definitely words to live by!
Can't wait for the big finale tomorrow!

Snooty Primadona said...

All are so true but #71 is my fave!