More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

Dear Girls (from one to another):

I know a lot of you have issues with your self esteem.  I used to as well.  I know a lot of you are insecure and feel you have to be a certain way or look a certain way because you’re worried that’s what other people expect of you.  I used to feel the exact same way. Continue reading “Dear Girls (from one to another):”

Life Advice To Myself

I have spent countless hours poring through websites, magazines, self help books, guide books, talking to others, talking to professionals, looking for ways to be and do things better, to gain new perspective on things, basically in search of advice that I can apply to my own life and issues.  And I’ve learned from a lot of it.  But I’ve come across so much that is so situational that you have to put your own spin on, and therein lies the reason why so often you can go searching for advice on your problem and follow it to the T, and find it still does not work out for you as you had hoped. Continue reading “Life Advice To Myself”

The Worst Life Advice I’ve Ever Received

I posted once about The Best Life Advice I’ve Ever Received.  For a little fun, and as a cautionary tale to you all, I thought why not post some of the worst?  Continue reading “The Worst Life Advice I’ve Ever Received”

The Broke Girl’s Life Advice for Females Entering Adulthood

Getting to that next stage. And it’s a picture, because I read twice today that people like seeing pictures and this seemed the most appropriate. Plus, you’re never too old to go for a run in the snow in heels

I have always said that there needs to be a mandatory life skill class in high school for teens on the brink of adulthood.  Parenting, intimacy and relationships, scheduling and prioritization, shopping and meal planning for everyday cooking, gardening, finances, even taking care of animals are all things that we generally forego in lieu of algebra, art, aesthetics and phys-ed – which are all important too, don’t get me wrong.  But every year we are sending another group of unprepared new graduates out into the real world, all set for post secondary school, new careers, but with very little practical advice on how to navigate their own personal lives and what to expect out of them.  Especially as females, the more vulnerable of the two genders, we take what we can from our parents (if we’re lucky to have good role models guiding us), our mentors, older siblings and friends, but they’re not going to cover everything.  And neither am I.  But I am going to list some of the things that I wish I had been told when I was younger. Continue reading “The Broke Girl’s Life Advice for Females Entering Adulthood”

The Best Life Advice I’ve Ever Received

We’re all human.  We’ve all experienced our fair share of issues or doubts at times, and have at one point or the other been the sharer or recipient of a little life advice – solicited or otherwise.  Some of these little nuggets are decent and reasonable, some so obvious as to soon have been forgotten, some so off you begin to question how the bearer successfully survives each 24 hour period, and then there occasionally comes along those words that are so completely unforgettable they forever shape who we are.  And we all have at the very least a couple of those things that have stuck with us over the years, that helped to mold us into the humans we are today; things that have shaped our lives or made them better in some way.

You may have taken yours from books, television, friends, a teacher – whomever.  My favourites all came from my family; people who I admire and love, who are liked and respected by all who have the pleasure of meeting them.  One or two may come across a little rougher sounding than they should, but that’s just how we sometimes sound in my family. Continue reading “The Best Life Advice I’ve Ever Received”