So, this weekend is my 20 year high school reunion and I’ve been in awe that 20 years has passed by was so fast. When I think about what was going on in my mind 20 years ago, I was probably what my life was going to be like now. If I could go back 20 years to answer some questions for 17 year old me, I would have so much to tell her. However, I believe that I would want her to know that she will be okay.
Therefore, I decide to share 20 things that I wish I knew 20 years, which you can find after the jump.
20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago:
- You will not move to New York and take on the magazine business and you will be okay.
- You will graduate college, but it will take you 5 years and you will be okay.
- Men will be just as annoying as boys, but you’ll find a couple of good ones.
- It’s okay to not want to get married and/or have children and you won’t be alone.
- You will eventually become more comfortable in your own skin.
- You will still hate taking pictures and it will be okay.
- Stop using St. Ives Apricot Scrub, because it’s horrible on your skin.
- You will learn how to deal with your acne and some great skin years.
- Also, you will stop biting your nails cold turkey.
- You will stop perming your hair and even do a big chop.
- However, after 2 years of no perm, you’ll perm your hair one last time, because you were stressed.
- You will suck at spending and saving money.
- Eventually, you will learn to be more mindful of your money.
- Your mom will be the first major death you experience when you are 33.
- After your mom passes, you will be okay and be stronger than you could ever imagine.
- You will land a great job and have that great job for years.
- After almost 8 years, you will be laid off from this great job and be unemployed for a couple of months.
- You find a new job, but it’s a major step back and you will have to start over. However, you’ll be okay.
- After growing up hate having to go to church, you will eventually find a church home to plant yourself. You and your faith will flourish!
- Finding and having a church home is the reason that you were able to survive all of the emotional and mental obstacles you encounter. It’s also the reason you will always be okay.