10.06.06 Feeling overly introspecitve these days. I keep thinking about when I was a teenager and every adult I knew said, "These are the best times of your life kid, so live it up and enjoy!"
Knowing now what I didn't know then, I don't know that I would agree. At this point in my life, if I could travel back in time, I would definitely pick my early 20s as the time to re-live. If I could go back to that period of my life, armed with the knowledge that I have now, I would have done some things very differently:
Dear 20 year old self, Here are some rules to live by from your 30 something somewhat together domesticated self:
- Party hard! These are the days when all you need to recover is a good greasy breakfast. Well, you do already party hard, so party harder please! - Take up some kind of workout routine. You'll thank me for this. - Don't be so afraid. - Play it cool when it comes to boys. They aren't interested in your brains for anything other than help with their homework. - Stay open to your options (have lots of sex!) - Be nicer to your parents. They really do mean well. - Try to be more comfortable with your girly side. Makeup and skirts aren't as evil as you thought. Big black boots still rule though! - Umm lay off the Doritos, I know they go great with beer, hockey and sweaty boys but you will regret them later.