20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago

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.

20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago | STAINED COUTURE

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:

  1. You will not move to New York and take on the magazine business and you will be okay.
  2. You will graduate college, but it will take you 5 years and you will be okay.
  3. Men will be just as annoying as boys, but you’ll find a couple of good ones.
  4. It’s okay to not want to get married and/or have children and you won’t be alone.
  5. You will eventually become more comfortable in your own skin.
  6. You will still hate taking pictures and it will be okay.
  7. Stop using St. Ives Apricot Scrub, because it’s horrible on your skin.
  8. You will learn how to deal with your acne and some great skin years.
  9. Also, you will stop biting your nails cold turkey.
  10. You will stop perming your hair and even do a big chop.
  11. However, after 2 years of no perm, you’ll perm your hair one last time, because you were stressed.
  12. You will suck at spending and saving money.
  13. Eventually, you will learn to be more mindful of your money.
  14. Your mom will be the first major death you experience when you are 33.
  15. After your mom passes, you will be okay and be stronger than you could ever imagine.
  16. You will land a great job and have that great job for years.
  17. After almost 8 years, you will be laid off from this great job and be unemployed for a couple of months.
  18. You find a new job, but it’s a major step back and you will have to start over. However, you’ll be okay.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.

What’s one thing you wish you would’ve known about future you when you graduated? Share below.

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