As I get ready to make another 30 Plus Teams Tour , I have to reflect on some things .
What would I say to a younger me if I could go back in time ?
Now , when I say my younger self, I’m referring to that 18 year old girl just getting out of Catholic School all the way up to that 35 year old woman , who seemed to be depressed about how her life was going .
I was also extremely sensitive to criticism of any kind from anyone .
I’d like to say that at age 36 that I had my life together , but that would be a big fat lie .
I honestly didn’t .
It wasn’t until I reached the age of 43 that I really got my act together .
I can remember crying on my 30th birthday , because silly old me, I thought my life was over .
I don’t cry on my birthdays anymore , even if I don’t celebrate the day with friends or if someone forgets to wish me happy birthday .
Because at 64 , everyday that the Good Lord gets me up, it’s a reason to celebrate .
I would tell the 18 year old me that in spite of all the information you learned in college , I wouldn’t waste my parents money or my time by attending college .
I would have gone to work right after high school and made my own money instead .
Speaking of dollar dollar bills , y’all , I would have learned to handle it a whole lot better .
I can honestly say that I’ve gotten somewhat better at this , too.
I would definitely tell my younger self not to be so sensitive to criticism from friends and especially some family members .
I can say that I’ve gotten my PhD in this department .
My educated advice on this to my younger self would be , if someone has a problem with you, no matter if it’s family or friends, go that Taylor Swift route.
Shake it off .
That’s their issues , not yours .
I’m very happy with my older self .
Special thanks and shout outs to some family members too numerous to mention and to my ” Circle of Sisters ” who have been there for me then and now , Michele , Sue , Lisa , Carol , Shoshanna , Myra , Theresa and Soccoro .
Thank you and God bless you , ladies .
I would tell my younger self to appreciate my parents a lot more than I did.
Now that both of them are gone , it’s a little hard to tell them how I feel .
I would tell my younger self to get out there and travel much more than I did and to be aware that the United States wasn’t the only country in the world .
There’s a whole lot of countries out there that I could only dream about going to let alone trying to visit one day.
I would have gotten a passport a heck of a lot sooner .
Finally , my younger self would have not only thought about having the idea of a 30 Plus Teams Tour , but actually going on one .