and their customer service is nonexistent. I’m fairly certain I haven’t
bitched about it enough on Twitter, so now I’ll bring it here. Thank you if
you’re finding other ways to read; you have no idea how much your support is
in regrets; we should learn from mistakes, and as long as you learn, it wasn’t
a waste, right? But lately I’ve thought of all the things I wish I would have
learned earlier. I guess your 30s are spent reflecting on the decisions you made in your 20s?
How to properly fuel my body. I treated my body like a garbage disposal
through college: lots of fast food, junk, and beer. I am not one of the lucky
gals who can eat that way and not gain weight. I’m human and certain that I
gain weight just thinking about a donut. I went through years post-college of
drinking Slim Fast and eating Lean Cuisine and was starving all the time. This isn’t food-shaming; those things didn’t work for my body or make me feel healthy. I
think I’m finally catching on and am grateful for the knowledge I’ve gained… but losing weight is a hell of a lot harder than gaining it.
spent my early 20s in the tanning bed. I loved tanning because it was relaxing and I
loved the glow. I went twice a day and have the skin damage to prove it.
Yesterday J and I saw elementary school age girls tanning in their yard- I
never thought of it at that age! Save your skin, ladies! Twenty four going on
kind to your skin: Guys, I’m a face-picker. I can’t stand pimples and am quick
to go to work on them which has left me with less than flawless skin. I also
spent my early 20s sleeping in my makeup- DON’T DO IT. It can
be a pain but you’ll be grateful down the road. Invest in some face wipes and
wash your face in bed if you must. I also thought that having oily skin meant I
didn’t have to moisturize. Not true. Dry skin ages faster.
your fellow female: you should support everyone, but as women, we’re competitive with one another. It’s exhausting. I’ve spent too many years
competing with and putting down members of my sex, and it has not made me a
happier person. You
do not have to like everyone, but you should treat everyone with respect and
yourself of toxic friendships: sometimes you have to let go. You can have
history with a person but if you’re feeling weighed down by the friendship, it
may be time to reevaluate. Unfortunately, some people self-destruct and you can’t go down with the ship. I devoted years to “friendships” that left me feeling like garbage. Cultivate the friendships that uplift you and bring you joy.
your body: I missed out on a lot because I didn’t love the way I looked… And that’s heartbreaking. Never let the way you see yourself determine how you live.