Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Things I Wish I'd Known 20 Years Ago

219.8 (eek!)

  • There is nothing wrong with setting the bar low. In fact, lower (or at least realistic) expectations are a good way to avoid disappointment and upset.
  • I will never be "hip" or "with it," no matter how hard I try or how much money I spend.
  • You will never please everyone, so work on pleasing yourself and those close to you.
  • Even people whose lives seem "perfect" have problems.
  • Dogs, good friends and good books will bring more happiness and contentment than an expensive car, stylish clothes and a big house.
  • Those "popular" people in high school who your dad said would end up checking groceries at the Saf.eway? Yeah, Dad wasn't too far off the mark.
  • Ditto for Mom's prediction that half the people who got married in their 20s would be "divorced and back out on the market" by the time I was ready to get married. Sad but true.
  • A sense of humor and reliability are way more important qualities in a man than outstanding good looks and "excitement."
But as my father always said. . . . "You can't put an old head on young shoulders." I would scoffed at anyone who had told me these things when I was 18.

P.S. Isn't today's weight atrocious?! I thought I was looking even fatter than usual lately, and I am!


Flying Monkeys said...

I thought you looked fabulous!