Monday, October 27, 2014

Blogtober Dayyyy 27! A Letter To Your Younger Self

First of all, this is my 203rd post! I slid right on by the day I hit 200, probably in a haze from writing so many days consistently like this. So I am now thrilled to announce I am moving right along and haven't tapped out. For that I have Blogtober 2014 to give credit to. I am so so so determined to meet my goal of writing all 31 days. Thank you again for linking this up Helene and Taylor!!

Now, on to today's topic: A Letter To Your Younger Self

Dear 22-27 year old Meggie,

Hey, it's me, 29 year old you. Just wanted to check in and cover a couple things that I've learned to be true, so if you want to go ahead and use this insight sooner, have at it. So a few things still stand that I've mentioned to 17 year old you and as I recounted the ten things I've learned since high school. Please keep drinking water over anything else and avoid the hair bleach.

But you know, being 29 and thinking back, the ages 22-27 were a huge chapter of your life all on their own. During this window of the hour glass, you survived college math; transferred to the second largest university in the country; graduated said school-go knights!-; moved in with a boy; acquired two dogs; traveled often; quit serving and tanning; started a career job and got your own benefits; and you've managed to buy tires twice for yourself. You go girlfran!

I think you defied the odds in many ways, Meggie, and not for lack of ambition, you 22-26yr old over achiever, you! I would maybe dare to say you should relax approximately 25% more though. Goals are good but try to pace with steady breath.

Therapy is a remarkable tool, my friend. Embrace the opportunity. Stop getting frustrated with mom when she encourages you to go to graduate school; you will choose this after years of debating it and you will have another moment of "Dammit! How is she always right??" in the middle of Target. Those moments seem to happen a lot, for the record.

Commit to investment pieces, both for the wardrobe that houses your clothing and your dishware.

Embrace new friendships while nurturing the oldies.

Remember always how good it felt to buy your grandparents dinner to pay back all the times they bailed you out.

Remember how surprised and exhilarated you were that an amazing, and clearly crazy person, asked you to marry him.

Exercise and sleep more! These are key to so much of everything else.

Yes to veggies. No to quitting anything that's hard.

And I think that's it, you 22-27 age box. Have a damn good time transitioning through this phase of adulthood.

Until we meet again,
M

The Daily Tay

5 comments:

  1. I wish I had learned to commit to investment pieces, back in the day. Forever 21 is fun, but those clothes never last!

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    1. I hear ya! I still peruse but don't often find any keepers like I used to from there. I'm not a quitter though, I'll keep going back Lol :)

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  2. Cannot agree more with exercising and sleeping more! I don't even know how I worked midnight - 8am and then went to class! Blows my mind haha

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    1. I don't know how I got through college on so little sleep! I don't move right if I don't sleep well now! :)

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  3. I love the bit about investment pieces. I have just started doing this and I feel really great about it! Thanks for sharing

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