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FROM YOUR 30-YEAR-OLD SELF...

I have had this saved on my phone for the better part of a decade, and while it’s always appropriate, it’s just crazy actually turning 30 and looking back over the years; when could I have used this advice more? was any of this accurate?

Before you read it, the answer is “yes!!!!!!!” And it’s all advice that we give each other, that older people give younglings, yet applying it is always a little tricker… Earlier this week I took every paragraph from this note and wrote down how it is true, when I did it, when I should have, etc. and to anyone who blows off parts of this note as untrue or not necessary, well, then you’re probably a few years younger than me. I don’t mean that in a bad way at all! I just mean that there are certain understandings that come with time and age, and while I’m talking like I’m 50 and know everything, I just know the feeling of being in my early 20’s and reading this note thinking, well that sounds silly but maybe it’ll be true someday. Some things are harder to understand until you experience them, and some things you only experience over time.

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