I moved away from home at 20 and haven't looked back since.
Life has been grand overall, some totally unexpected wonderful moments, a menagerie of things gone wrong, a slew of surprises one way or another, but overall a lovely flow of events that I now sit back and reflect on as I have a few weeks to do so before it starts again...
There's alot I wish I knew then but didn't.
I'm sure some of the wise ones in my life tried to tell me things in advance, but I was unreachable because, well I knew everything, and it was not my time to listen to them.
There's alot I figured out on my own too. Some of it was awfully painful, and boy I remember those lessons second by second, and some was very enlightening simply by having an expectation of how something was supposed to go and then being quite surprised by what life determined what was appropriate to offer...
So what have you learned that you wish you knew then?
What do you wish to tell those younger than you to give them a chance to be wiser, or save them a little grief?
What would you do over differently?
And most importantly what would you do the same everytime because you nailed it?
I'm leaving this open for now.
I'll add my list as the thread travels on...
(6) Stupid Mistakes
(7) Legal Issues
(10) Whatever You Think Good to Add!