What I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

This post was inspired by Off My Mama Rocker   

With my 30th birthday quickly approaching, I decided to take a few moments to reflect on what I would tell my 20-year-old self:

*Cut your hair off NOW who cares what people think of you.  I talked about cutting my hair for several years to friends and family, and when I finally had the courage to leave the no-lye relaxer alone, they thought I was depressed.  It’s sad that something had to be wrong with me because I finally embraced the hair that is growing out of my scalp. Do what's best for you

*Screw consumer debt-this one needs no explanation-as a 20 year old with a credit card is usually a lethal combination-and I was no exception to the rule.

*You like to write, so take some English courses- I know it’s not too late to improve in this area, but my writing probably would’ve been further along if I spent more time perfecting it in my twenties.

*Get out there and meet some people-I wouldn’t describe myself as an introvert, but I had such a hard time forming friendships in my twenties.  I would meet someone, hit it off, exchange information, and then never follow up to nourish that connection.  I have been working on this lately though, and have met some wonderful people online and in person.                                              

I wasn’t too optimistic about heading into my thirties when I first turned 29.  Now I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful new opportunities that the new decade will bring.


Having a pre-birthday celebration in the Bahamas also helped

the birthday mood. :-)


What would you tell your twenty-year-old self?