(Closed) If you could only give ONE piece of advice, what would it be?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would tell teenage me (and other girls like me) something my mom told me that has only recently begun to stick. “Be a duck.” Water rolls right off of a ducks back, no matter how much there is. Even now, especially today, I have to remind myself to be a duck and just let the water (read:crap from other people) roll right off my back.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Study something you care about. If you just want job training, go to a trade school, not college.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends on who I would give advice to, I will go with brides on here since for the most part that is the goal of this site.  Don’t stress about every single thing when planning your wedding. 

 

Now for parenting: I would say for advice do what you think is best for your child.  Go with your gut on weather or not to say Boyfriend or Best Friend or cloth diapering to if should enroll your child into preschool. 

 

Now for teen years:  Stop being so entittled and go do some volunteer work.  Learn about others who have less than you. Be humbled by it. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Real love isn’t like disney movies or quotes on pinterest. Real love takes work and dedication. There will be fights but you have to love each other enough to work through the fights, not just throw it all away. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, but in the end it is so worth it to be with the one who makes your life complete.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If it were teenage me id say, CARE about your grades in high school so you might actually be able to go to a good college one day, and then STAY in college! ugh. I was so dumb as a teenager. Id also say, forget about making friends and your social life because after high school you wont even talk to those people anymore.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I teach high schoolers and I tell them, “Do something that makes you excited about the world.”

just kidding, I heard that on an NPR interview. Very inspiring.

I tell them, “Seriously, guys, major in something that you can find a JOB in!”

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

take care of your credit! I blew my credit score thanks to applying and maxing out a gazillion student credit cards when i was in college and not having the money to pay them back. It sucked having to need a cosigner when I needed a new car and student loans. It took years to rebuild! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Don’t live life with regrets.  If you want to do something, go for it!  Don’t let opportunities pass you by only to wonder “what if”.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Chill.Seriously, in most cases, it probably isnt that big a deal, and if it is,keep your head!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hmmm I’m actually pretty happy with everything. I’d just tell my younger self to do things exactly as I did!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

LIVE your life, do all the things you want to do, don’t sweat the small stuff, pick and choose your battles and above all DON’T take your youth and/or health for granted because you never know when it could be suddenly ripped away from you. I know that’s more than one piece of advice, but from a disabled person to those who are able bodied, those are all really valuable lessons. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Several words of advice..

Use common sense,

Love yourself because no one else can if you cant.

Understand that everyone is human and makes mistakes.

Dont settle for anything less than the very best of everything life has to offer you

Karma is real and will get you

and the very best advice ever..about giving and receiving advice

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are depressed, get help!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

The one and only “consejo” (Um… wise saying?) that my dad has is:

 

Don’t do something well that you do not want to do often. 

 

Undecided Great advice, Dad!

Mine would have to be Spell check that sh*t.

 

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