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Advice to My 25 Year Old Self

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I have a daughter who's graduated from college & is working her first job.  My 19 year old niece is visiting for the summer.  My youngest is now 14.  And at the shop every day I am surrounded by women who are about half my age.  So I have been thinking a lot lately about life, lessons,  the things that have made me who I am & the hard-won wisdom that comes with life experience.  
I have made some stupid mistakes & wasted precious time being resentful, or angry or hurt.    But I have (mostly) learned from my mistakes & try to always strive to be better.  So to my 25 year old self, I would like to share some important lessons...
  Listen to your mom.  She's right more than she's wrong
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Your parents & grandparents (& your in-laws) had full, interesting lives before you arrived.  Ask them to share their stories
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  Occasionally say yes to something you're not sure you can          do.  You'll surprise yourself
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Spend more time on your skin care than on your makeup.  
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 The health of your mind, body & soul is a lifetime investment.      Don't let it get away from you
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Be generous...with your praise, with your time, with your kindness, with anything you have to share
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Someone else's success is not your failure.  Be happy for the people around you when something good happens to them
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Tell people what you want them to know...if you're sorry, say it, if you love someone, say it, if you're angry, say it
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Regrets & grudges hold you in the past.  Find a way to resolve whatever it is, or just decide it's not important to you.  And then move on.  Forever
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Invest in nice underwear.  It will give you more subtle confidence than anything else in your closet
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So to all the beautiful young women in my life -- please take what you need from this list, listen to your mom, and I love you.