I love getting older. (Are you rolling your eyes?) I really do. For a number of reasons but mostly because I have become more comfortable with who I am and what I want. As a result, I’ve realized that there are a few things you won’t ever hear me say. You consider these banned statements in my book…
“Does my butt look big in this outfit?”
I will NEVER say this primarily because I don’t care. Harsh? I don’t think so. I have just gotten to that point in life where I know exactly how everything looks and I’m ok with it. While compliments are nice, I don’t feel the need to go fishing for them.
“I wish I would have XXX”
I’ve only had a couple regrets in my life and I learned my lesson. I don’t EVER want to say that I wish I would done something again. Life is too short to not try. I have big dreams and I’m not about to make excuses only to later lament the fact that I didn’t try. Take risks, push yourself and you might be surprised.
“You can’t do XXX”
I promise to NEVER EVER tell you that you can’t do something because I firmly and deeply believe that you can do anything you want to. It’s not always easy, you won’t always succeed but when you do, you will be so glad you did. So don’t come to me expecting that I will talk you down from a dream or commiserate with you about why you shouldn’t or can’t do something. Instead, I’ll help you brainstorm, or figure out how to get you there. It’s up to you to do it but I will support you 100%.
I think it’s important to recognize how strong we all really are. There are a lot of people and things that would love to see us fail but I’m not about to go down without a fight and you shouldn’t either.
What is one thing I will never hear you say?
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