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Letter from the Editor: April 2018

Letter from the Editor: April 2018

Enjoying Ground Central Iced Tea at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Financial District of Downtown Manhattan.

Enjoying Ground Central Iced Tea at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Financial District of Downtown Manhattan.

Dear Fabulous Readers,

As you may already know, April is National Letter Writing Month! So, I'm ending this month with a letter, giving advice to my younger self. These are just a few of the things that I wish I knew back then.

You don't need 100 pennies to make a dollar; 4 quarters will do just fine. Having a million friends is not important. All you need are your few good friends.

It's ok that not everyone likes you. Heck, it's ok if someone hates you. That means you're doing something right.

Focus on being the best you that you can be. Set goals to improve yourself everyday. Competing with others won't get you very far.

The grass is not always greener on the other side. You don't know someone else's situation. And they certainly don't know yours.

So, moral of the story... If I knew then what I know now, I would have saved myself a whole lot of disappointment. And if I could help just one young girl, by sharing my "lady wisdom," why not?

Here's your homework. Write a letter to your younger self. Think of the mistakes you made, the good times and the bad, the things that set you apart from your peers. How many friends did you have back then? Here's an even better question. How many of those friends are still around? (Probably, not many.) Reminisce about your first love. Remember your first heart break? (Yea, that was rough.) Reflect on the way your life turned out and what you could have done differently. But, don't forget to acknowledge all of the things you did right. Because I'm sure there are plenty.

And here's an optional assignment. If you feel comfortable enough, share your letter with a younger sister, cousin, or maybe a friend. Share your letter to help someone who is now in your shoes. Girls need strong women to look up to. And they need to know that someone has been where they are before. Even if you're just a few years older than someone, it doesn't hurt to share your wisdom. Pass it on.

-Bianca

xoxo

*P.S.- Share your letter with me, for a chance to be featured #ontheblog.

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