Post # 1
For me, the best piece of advice I ever received was something along the lines of this:
“When you look back at your life, you are going to regret every moment that you wasted when you could have been happy. You will look at all the time that you spent crying over a guy or worrying about something that didn’t come to pass, and regret that more than any decision you will ever make.”
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
Something along the lines of: “A single conversation or idea can change your whole life… both for bad and for good”
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I read somewhere that there is no point in beating yourself up for not being good at something. The only think it does it make it harder to improve. As soon as you forget about judging yourself you can learn much faster and more effectively.
Post # 5
Never let someone BORROW any more than you can afford to GIVE them.
Also, never let what a man brings to the table, be all you have to eat.
Post # 6
@happilyeveraftergirl: Holy moly, that’s a good one. I have to remember that one!
Post # 7
Don’t beat yourself to death because of your mistakes because as humans we all have done things to hurt ourselves as well as others….and this one will always stick with me: Be mindful before passing judgment that If
we were all unveiled we might find ourselves in a similar or worse situation than the person we’re passing judgment on.
Post # 8
It’s better to regret the things you did than to regret the things you didn’t do.
Post # 9
I saw this quote on Facebook, about 6 months ago, amd really took it to heart, since I have a hard time biting my tongue.
Post # 10
To be present in every moment, to still plan for tomorrow, but to interact with others like it was your last day.
Post # 11
After I finished my 2-year degree, a woman I had just started working with said, don’t do it, keep going. (When I said I wanted to take time off school).
Post # 12
@mcarey2: “Never let someone BORROW any more than you can afford to GIVE them.”
Good advice there.
@Aquaria: “It’s better to regret the things you did than to regret the things you didn’t do.”
Heard this one before. I can honestly say that it depends on what you did… my greatest regrets are definitely things I did, rather than things I didn’t do!
The best advice I recieved sounds odd initially…
I was probably about 12 or 13 and putting on makeup to go out. I was really worried about my spots and felt self-conscious. My grandmother said “what are you prissing yourself up for? Nobody is looking at you. Why would they care what you look like? They wouldn’t know you from Adam.” It was amazing advice because not only did it make total sense (nobody is looking at you because you are simply not important enough to them for them to care) but it was really liberating.
Post # 13
@happilyeveraftergirl: it actually was something I read ( right before finding out I had melanoma- deadly type of skin cancer). It was the way this guy looked at life. Instead of saying “why me?” He said ” why not me?” And that really helped me not feel sorry for myself. Not just then but even flat tires, running late etc… It really changed the way I think.
Post # 14
@happilyeveraftergirl: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Post # 15
Best advice: Sometimes you have to figure out what you DON’T want in order to figure out what you DO want.
I also love this Dr. Phil quote:
“How you live each day is how you live your life.” Powerful, that.
Post # 16
I worked in sales throughout university. We were always told to “ask for the sale”.
I applied this to many areas of my life. If I hadn’t asked for things, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Women especially need to stop being afraid of asking/going for what they want.