On June 17th I turned 34. So far, my 30’s have been a complete blur, a happy blur, but a blur none the less. I was 38 weeks pregnant on my birthday, so I really wasn’t in the party mood. Usually, I would be taking myself on an international birthday trip, but late pregnancy and COVID made that a bit impossible.
Instead, we kept it simple by going out to a local pizza joint for dinner and then turning in for an early night. As I was lying in bed, I started thinking about how it was so weird I was now 34. Somehow, I felt way younger, and way older at the same time. Then, I started thinking about all the things I’ve learned over the years, and weirdly, most of them have been learned in my 30s. I feel like the 28-33 age range raked me over the coals, burnt me to the ground, and now here I am: A damn phoenix y’all
In the hopes of saving someone else from a bad experience, or even giving someone younger a bit of an edge, here are 34 things I would tell my younger self if I could go back in time:
What are some things you wish you could tell your younger self?