more notes for my daughter

Let her learn from my mistakes, please.
Part one here.

  • Be you. The world will adjust.
  • Say no to the things you don’t want to do – you don’t need an excuse.
  • Eat junk food while your metabolism is good.
  • School is great, but educate yourself on the things they leave out, too; money, things that grow, gender issues, life hacks, health, and how to make dinner out of one bendy carrot and some old pasta.
  • Don’t believe everything you think.
  • “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.”
  • Life is too short to worry about matching socks.
  • Less is more. This is generally true of all things, but especially words and possessions.
  • If it doesn’t matter, let it go.
  • Tell the truth. Honesty is the highest art.
  • Find the people who love like you do.
  • Don’t compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
  • Drink more water.
  • Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
  • If a feature of a woman’s appearance doesn’t have a male counterpart, it probably isn’t a real thing. See, saddlebags, VPL, thigh gap, cankles.
  • Babies have cellulite. It isn’t uhealthy or shameful or something to fix – it’s normal human functioning.
  • Set really good passwords, with non-dictionary words.
  • Kittens are less trouble than puppies.
  • Sometimes the hardest battles are between what you think and what you feel.

    • Thank you Samantha. It’s easy to be wise with hindsight, of course! 🙂 x

  • I absolutely love this!!

    • Thanks Megan! 🙂 x

  • Rachel

    I am stealing your notes and will be passing on your wisdom to little E 🙂

    • You don’t need to steal mine – I’m sure you have plenty of your own. Like, ‘don’t date people who don’t share your love of brushing your teeth’… 😀 x

  • Jo

    Really really love this. <3 xxx

  • You are so good at these xx

    • Thanks Emma, Hindsight is my speciality 😉 xx

  • Rida

    <3 these always move me and make me chuckle! you dear, are a treat! Xx

    • You’re too sweet! <3 thanks love!

  • Fanny

    So true!!

    • thanks Fanny! x

  • Aah this is just to cute, really beautiful.

    • Thanks so much, Neelke!

  • I recently found out that I’m expecting, and it’s pretty terrifying given how much responsibility it is and that I’m working to get a new business off the ground. Thanks so much Sara, for these nuggets of wisdom, I’m sure they will come in handy whether I end up with a daughter or a son 🙂

    • Congrats, Stephanie! It *is* terrifying – it doesn’t get mentioned much, does it? I spent a lot of my pregnancy scared stiff, and it’s only really now that I feel like I’m getting past that!
      Glad this gave you a moment of feeling more confident. You’ll do great, mama x

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