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  1. March 21, 2018

    LOVED this post so much, great reminders! xx

    The Champagne Edit

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  2. March 22, 2018

    This was great! I especially love the “leaving job after one year is bad” one because I am also like.. but if it’s that terrible why waste your time there? I agree it shouldn’t be impulsive, but it’s just another societal constraint that dictates how you should live your life when it’s your life and you should feel free to do what you think is right or best for yourself. I don’t think companies should penalize you because it shows you are looking for what’s right, meaning you don’t settle. It could just not be a right fit! You have to experience something to know for sure, so it’s silly to look down on this.
    All of the other points were great too :)

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  3. March 22, 2018

    Yes to all of this!

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  4. March 24, 2018
    Laura Benjamin says

    My favorite was #6, having to know what to do with my whole life. When everyone else in high school seemed to have a map to adult success and headed off to college, I bummed around and joined the Army when I got tired of dead-end jobs. After that I just did what came next, and sometimes it was even something I wanted to do! Like finish my German degree and do a Master’s in history of all things, after a short career in industrial electronics. I went on to social services and made a career of that, all OJTed, and now am getting ready to retire so I can work with wool, languages and history some more.

    The other one that spoke to me was being hard on oneself to achieve goals, and I used to be worse about that than I am now. It really galled me that I was the only one who had no idea what to do with my life. At graduation I had made up some crap about majoring in international studies and going to work for the State Department, because that sounded ambitious and was on par with what the future brain surgeons and lawyers were saying. Never got near either. At 25 I had this big meltdown because my life was one-third over and I wasn’t published yet! Really, now.

    At 63 I can say it’s better to let go and be yourself, changes and all, and go with the flow. There are enough problems in the world that you don’t need to give yourself more to worry about!

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  5. March 25, 2018
    Claudia says

    Ugh number 2 & 3 resonate with me so much! I love this list, and this post is such a great reminder to be kinder to ourselves and realize WE choose our worht! LOVE!!

    Claudia | claudianorris.ca

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