1 Stick to your Guns because you Deserve the Best
"Just because he isn't awful, doesn't mean he's right for you. Stick to your guns because you deserve the best."
2 Never work for Someone who Demands Loyalty
"Never work for someone who demands loyalty. Work with those that earn it."
3 Don't Hesitate to Change Jobs or Move
"Don't hesitate to change jobs or move. Demand more money. Talk to your sister."
4 Aging is Everything
"I'm 62 and I'd tell her things get better with age. I feel like I' m my most productive and creative right now. And I've got nothing more to say. Aging is everything."
5 Don't Put off your Travel Dreams
"Don't put off your travel dreams until "someday" because "someday" is not promised. And don't wait for a bunch of friends' deaths to remind you of that fact."
6 Don't "save" the Good stuff for the "right" Occasion
"Don't "save" the good stuff for the "right" occasion. Use them now! Spend more time with your loved ones - they won't be around forever, and you never know when they will be gone. Enjoy little things."
7 Just have Freaking Fun!
"Have fun. Just have freaking fun. That's what your 20s are for."
8 Exercise more and Eat Better Foods
"Find the energy to love yourself first. Don't look for love in men, friends or children you're not ready to have. Save more money. Exercise more and eat better foods."
9 Have a Hobby you Love Just for You
"Your life, won't turn out as you envisioned in your 20s, but it will be extraordinary, amazing and yours. Cultivate strong and divers friendships. Focus on those, not the toxic people. And have a hobby you love just for you."
10 Take Care of Yourself
"Take care of yourself at least as much as you take care of everyone else in your life."
11 Stop Plucking your Eyebrows, You look Insane
"Stop plucking your eyebrows, you look insane."
12 Save Money so you always have the Option to Walk Out
"Save money so you always have the option to walk out on a job or a partner."
13 You are not Responsible for Everyone else's Happiness
"Quit apologizing. You are not responsible for everyone else's happiness at the expense of your own."
14 Make Friends and Cherish Them
"Make friends and cherish them. You will need each other in your 40s."
15 Watch Your Money!
"Stop trying to make everyone else happy. Owning things is not happiness, watch your money. Just because they are family doesn't mean they cannot be toxic."
16 Live Alone for a While
“Live alone for a while. There are plenty of years behind you and ahead of you, where you'll be sharing space with others. Take some time to enjoy having a space that's all yours. And travel more.”
17 Choose You!
"No matter what you were told about being a good girl, you cannot have everyone like you. So if and when it comes down a choice between you (your success, your emotional health, your financial worth) and being liked: choose you."
18 Leave after the First Lie
"Leave after the first lie."