My advice to a younger me

Whenever something similar to this has come up in the past, I’ve never had an answer for it.  Also, I smugly think that all of life’s up’s and down’s have made me who I am so I should be grateful for that.

Then the other day, while I was begrudgingly working when I would rather spend time with the kids, I thought to myself I wish I’d worked harder when I was younger. I wish I had strived to earn more and invested my money better, then I could have spent more time relaxing now.

This is the first time (since I was a kid) that I have thought like this.  The first time I have wished for something other than I have. I do have a lot which I am truly grateful for but on days when work gets tough and I get shouty with the kids, I want to pack it all in. After this seed had been planted though, I started thinking about what other things I had wished I had known or I had done earlier.  So here is my list:

  1. Work hard, strive to earn lots of money and save, even if its only a little.
  2. Don’t worry about getting married or finding your true love.  If it’s meant to be, it will happen and sometimes you have to take a risk.
  3. Don’t worry about having kids.  If its meant to be, it will be.
  4. When you look back at life, you will remember the amazing things you have done, even if at the time, some things were a bit scary.  It will be a brilliant experience and a wonderful memory to look back on.
  5. Always find some time to exercise, read and laugh. Always find the time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.

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