In all of their features, they often ask what advice each woman would give to her 23-year-old self. This is ALWAYS my favorite part of the article. I feel as though each woman is able to say something that is so true and yet something that I needed to hear so much.
Today, they asked on the site what advice you would give to yourself at 23? I sat with this question all day and here is what I would say to myself… over a beer and nachos. Mmmmm.
mattress you have on the floor and go out into the world. You live in
Manhattan. I can tell you that you won’t always live there. Go outside right now
and meet a stranger. Walk in the park. Browse a store. I know you don’t have a
lot of money but that will change. Just be in NYC. You have always wanted to
live there and you do. I want you to enjoy it because you won’t be there
marry him. You’ve always wanted someone to tell you yes or no when you ask the
question, “am I with the right person?” The answer to this one is a definitive
no. So go out and kiss some more frogs. J
graduating from college. You are not supposed to know what to do with yourself
right now. Don’t focus on the bigger picture right now, just enjoy today. Wait
your tables, pay your bills, spend time with your best friends who live only
blocks away from you – what a great life.
your life with and you will find a job that fulfills you and you will learn
about what you truly want in life. Right now, you are 23. You don’t need to know
those things. Be free. Be fun. Be fearless. There is nothing that is holding
you back from accomplishing your dreams except your own silly expectations and
rules. Those aren’t real. The only thing that is real is that you wake up every
day and are healthy and full. You are loved and you are alive. Go live. Don’t
worry about the future… you make it. I promise.
where I’m supposed to live or how I’ll ever afford to buy a house. Maybe
35-year-old Maureen will write us a note soon. J
What would you say to YOURSELF?