I am not a mother…but I respect the hell out of all the mothers out there (and fathers too)…You have one of the hardest jobs in the world and definitely don’t get enough credit/ appreciation for it. Kudos to all the parents.
To say your life changes when you have kids is an UNDERSTATMENT!
What would you like to tell your pre-kids self? What would you do if you could, what kind of things would you savor if you could go back to before you had kids?
There are some really good ones…
-You’re not actually tired now. You just think you are.
-Walk around topless every chance you get. Your boobs will never be the same perky ladies you know now.
-Sleep as much as you can and cherish it because you will never sleep again.
-Know that your mom was right. About everything.
-Buy more shoes. You won't have the budget for shoes after you have kids.
-Stop giving parenting advice. You know NOTHING.
As someone who doesn’t have kids, but might someday at some point…I’m going to make sure I take some of these bits of advice!
I started thinking about what advice I would give myself at certain parts in my life knowing what I know now about the world.
The two biggest pieces of advice I would give myself would be for high school and college.
I would tell my high school self not to worry so much. I worried so much about fitting in…it was stressful. Don’t worry about being popular, don’t worry about being friends with everyone, don’t worry about not fitting in...because high school does not matter as much as you think it does…it’s hard to realize at the time, but it really not that important. And it most certainly is not (and shouldn’t be) the best years of your life. You will realize how unimportant high school is as soon as you leave and move on to college or a job.
I’ve stayed in touch with maybe 5 people of my class of 510.
I would tell my college self that the freshman 15 is real…and it happens quickly…but you should still enjoy yourself. Penn State’s dining commons had the best dessert table you could ever imagine, and I got to know it quite well. While I regret the freshman 15 and how hard I had to work after college to get rid of it…I don’t regret the times my friends and I would make ice cream sandwiches out of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies after a HUGE brunch on the weekends…we still talk about how epic those were!
If you could go back to any point in your life knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or tweet me @ToryTheBull!
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