What You WISH You Knew When You Were In Your 20s

“IF ONLY WE KNEW THEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW.”
HERE’S WHAT SOME OF YOU WISHED YOU KNEW IN YOUR TWENTIES.

“That it’s okay to put yourself first. If you don’t take care of yourself then you won’t be around to take care of anyone else.”–Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

“That I cannot make another person happy no matter how hard I try. They have to make themselves happy. They never did.”–Betsy Stokes Lewis

“That it was okay to be smarter than the boys. There were careers there for those of us who did not want to get married and have babies.”
Kathy Garzolini Martin

“My self worth and to take good care of my body so I wouldn’t have the problems I do now as far as arthritis etc. I thought I was SHE WOMAN in my twenties and you pay for it in your fifties when your body starts going to hell on you.” —Roxanne Muchko

“Discover the most amazing career that I only found @ 40 years old. I would have so much more $$ saved towards retirement (51 now).”–Marie Snow

“Spend more time with family, less working?”–Kara Simpson Ivey

overworked

“That the idea you need someone to complete yourself is untrue. In your twenties, you don’t even know who you are.”–Sherry Green-Tierney

“That savings for retirement is very very important.”–Vicki Williamson Keller

“I wish I had known I wasn’t going to always be that young, and feel that fantastic. I wish someone would have said, ‘time is going to pass quickly, take care of yourself and enjoy the moment’. Time can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Make it your friend and hope it treats you well.”– Paulette Greyn

“I wish I had not been so vulnerable to others’ opinions and had the strength and courage to follow my dreams; being abused takes that away from you.”–Sandra Smith

“How important college is and that I would of done it all in my twenties instead of trying to do it later on.” —Victoria Borges Stevens

“That I’d made the wrong choice in life in one man and he is a monster.”Julie Grogan

“How freaking awesome my life would become. So many years were bleak and hopeless but now…praise God, it’s fabulous.” —Janice Mitchell