Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Notes to my 20 yr old self...

  1. Wear flip-flops on your wedding day.

  2. Don't work at a pizza place or anywhere that enables you to gain weight or causes you to be wrongfully interrogated by the police.
  3. You are not immune to diabetes.
  4. Consider taking more writing classes...or a double major.
  5. When you get pregnant with Layne in a couple years, don't assume "eating for two" means "eat whatever the hell you want."
  6. Follow Shan's advice. Always. Period.
  7. Don't pine. For anyone. It's a waste of time and energy. Especially boys 1 & 2.
  8. You'll save money and weight-gain by avoiding Olive Garden for 5 yrs.
  9. Try out for soccer at UVU. You'll never know if you don't try.
  10. Travel more.
  11. Don't have kids until you're 30.
  12. Save money and listen to mom when she says, "don't get a credit card."
  13. Don't lose confidence when someone doesn't value you the way you should be valued. It's not you, it's them.
  14. Treat everyone like they are having the worst day of their life. (But not with the intention to make it worse.)
  15. Write furiously and often. You'll make it.
  16. Live in a dump for a longer period of time so that you can save more for a house and vacations, etc.
  17. Become BFF's with Dave Ramsey and follow all of his advice. End of story.
  18. Recognize the symptoms of ______________early. And don't go it alone.
  19. Layne will have anxiety. That's why she can't sleep. It's not because you're a bad mom.
  20. When you think that guy at Wendy's is cute...walk away. He's trouble. Three words: Britney Spears posters.

1 comment:

  1. I just realized as I was typing another response to this blog post, that in some ways older, more experienced people were giving this advice to us when we were 20 year olds. We didn't listen to it then, so what makes you think you'd listen to it if it was coming from a future you? It's easy to look back on the stupid things we did when we were younger and wish them away, but it's those mistakes and experiences that have shaped us into the (effin' awesome) people we are today.

    Think about what the 40 year old Rena would tell the 30 year old one. Follow that advice.



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