50 truths for my younger self
Tomorrow I turn 50 and I’m simply floored. Thirty was no no biggie, forty felt mature, but fifty? That feels like something - like a long time. Like half a century. How did that happen?!
But don’t get me wrong - I don’t mind aging one bit. I’ll take my wise brain over my young body any day.
In fact, 25 was the only age that ever gave me pause. I was so full of anxiety - sure I hadn’t accomplished enough. Looking back now - TWENTY FIVE years into the future, it’s laughable. What could I have possibly expected to accomplish at 25? I was a baby who had so much more to experience!
I’ve taken some time this week to reflect on what I would tell that 25 year old today if I could talk to her. Read on for 50 truths for my younger self.
What truths would you share with your younger self? I'd love to hear them! Drop your older, wiser, truths in the comments below.
With much love and gratitude,
7/24/2020 09:17:51 am
I'm in my late 30s and this was EXACTLY what I needed to read this morning. In the middle of some big transitions and this helped validate some of the choices I'm making.
8/6/2020 01:36:48 pm
Heart was now finally leading the head at fifty! I was no longer scared of physical death after all hospice and seven years of unexpected loss had taught me to live with gratitude and love. Love also meant it was ok to say I am absolutely fabulous forever Auntie and my nephews have high standards. But I would tell my younger self not to listen to the noise about law school and so many other things. No matter what you and your sister will toast your day in on rainy Autumn day in Pairs with Champagne you’re sister knows all the 50 years of your bio. This is the first big birthday without our dad. But with your sister and later with your nephews back in Cambridge UK you feel the love not the loss. Double quarters is the best
7/24/2020 09:56:23 am
Oof--that "25 years old" paragraph is exactly what I'm going through right now. Thanks again for another insightful post! :)
7/24/2020 12:29:32 pm
Loved this, thank you for sharing!.
7/25/2020 09:54:22 am
Love these! They are getting printed and hung on my inspiration wall.
7/25/2020 05:18:43 pm
What I tell my two (now grown) sons: Steer your own life, or the world will steer it for you!
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