The battle cry of the 1960’s was: “Never trust anyone over 30.” Ridiculous from my current vantage point. I just turned 43, and my own personal mantra is to never trust anyone UNDER 30. I feel as though I’ve finally done enough living to have actually learned something. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- I don’t always need to bring a sweater.
- Worrying about it will not make it so – OR prevent it from happening!
- Never turn down the opportunity to travel.
- NO ONE knows what to say at a funeral. But being there says it all.
- Marriage doesn’t change who you are inside.
- Slow down. On the road. At work. And in life.
- Clean as you go.
- Start saving early.
- Invest in a few quality pieces of furniture.
- You really only need two sets of sheets – one on the bed, and one in the laundry.
- If you learn to love reading, you’ll never be lonely.
- Television IS a big waste of time.
- Boyfriends matter. I remember every single one. Choose wisely.
- Learn how to ski, skate, golf and play tennis while you’re young.
- Walk into every room with an air of confidence – even if you have to fake it.
I’m sure there are even more lessons to be learned. I just can’t help but believe, that if I live the second half of my life following these few sound principles it will be a heck of a lot easier than the first 43 years!