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June 18, 2010

Earlier this week, I read Maggie Mason’s 20 Things I Wish I’d Known at 20.

It rocked my socks. It’ll rock your socks too. I swear, it gives Mary Schmich (the author of Wear Sunscreen) a run for her money.

I’m not too far off from being 20 myself, but I can certainly relate to so many of these things.

One thing I wish I knew at 20? I wish I knew just how important it was to keep in regular contact with people from the different stages of my life. Reconnecting on Facebook is great, but it’s hard to keep up when you’re not around. Perhaps there is a twinge of regret in moving across the country, but in reality, I wish I was less stubborn about picking up the phone or sending a personal email instead of just blogging something as a mass communication for all to see. There are so many great people I’ve known and I regret not being there to celebrate momentous occasions and give them a hug when they’re feeling down.

What do you wish you’d known at 20?

  1. June 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    I loved that blog! A fantastic list. At **cough**29**cough** years old, I can say that all of that is true. I wish I’d know to be more confident in who I was, and to persue the things I loved instead of what I thought would be a good career.

  2. June 18, 2010 4:41 PM

    That you don’t need to compromise who you are or pretend to be someone else in order to be liked.

  3. June 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    I came across your blog because of your references to stage of life moments. I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed it. We’re always looking for more people to participate in the conversation and share wisdom and advice with the world. Feel free to add you voice to our project.

    Writing Intern

  4. June 24, 2010 9:47 AM

    Your post inspired me to make a list of 1) things I wish I had known when I was 40, yes 40 and even better 2) things I need to know for the coming years which mostly won’t be found in main stream media. These are scary times and I want to be prepared for the worst, while hoping for the best and most of us would be lost if we had to be mostly self-sufficient.

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