I hugged, hovered and smothered her so much, against the sage advice of older, more experienced mothers. But I have no regrets. Because then I blinked and all those years passed — now she is not a little girl anymore. In two months, my daughter will be 18 years old.
Although … I could ask for more time. As a mother, a parent, I would say there is never an amount of time short of forever that would be adequate.
Eventually, all children have to grow up. As she makes her way out into her life, I just hope I was able to impart the things I think she needs to know:.
You can talk to your mom about everything. Learn to say NO. Say it to boys, teachers, bosses, and friends. Say it to yourself. Sometimes failure is the best teacher. And never be afraid to get up and try again. One day, some idiot boy is going to break your heart. I will bury him. You will meet a lot of douchebags before you find your Prince Charming. But it will be because of those douchebags that you will be able to recognize your Prince when he shows up.
Wash your face every morning and night. Broccoli is not the only vegetable, by the way. Giving is always better than receiving. Never take yourself too seriously.
My prayer is that I would grow to review all these points written down in my book to check whether what I reaped is actually what I sowed by following these advices? I can look back and remember vivid details. At years-old, my lack of a suitable boyfriend seemed to be all that was on my mind. In two months, my daughter will be 18 years old. What is your life story and how you got to where you are now Steve? Rules are more like guidelines.
Keep your sense of humor and sarcasm. Procrastination will catch up with you , so choose wisely what you would put off for tomorrow. It will never be the perfect time and as you wait, your life will pass you by as well as the opportunity for that experience. Some girls can be mean. They will judge you and try to break you.
No matter what you think you are going through , there is always someone going through worse. Be your own person. Why would you want to be one of the many when you can just be the only you?
Take time for and treat yourself — to that trip to the beach, a mani-pedi, ice cream sundae or new shirt … a visit to your mom …. If in doubt, call me.
If someone is willing to lie about the little things , they will lie about the big things. Say what you mean, mean what you say and do what you say you will do. You can make your dreams come true. Never lose that focus.
Relax and let the universe do its job. At eighteen years old, you are at a pivotal cross point in your life. You are no longer a child and you are about to enter a new phase in your existence. Decide on the person you want to be, and narrow down some dreams and goals before you dedicate your time to finding someone to share your entire life with. At the young age of eighteen, there is no need to begin that hunt for your other half.
While you may meet them at this ripe age, they may be out there for future-you to discover. Enjoy the time to be young and have fun. Before starting college, your whole world is about to change. Make sure any person you are with is growing with you, and supporting you on this wonderful journey. Here are 10 things I wish I could go back and tell myself about boys.
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