It’s time to impart more wisdom and observations.
Ha. That’s a good one.
1. Marriage is hard work, y’all. My cousin-in-law surveyed a lot of couples who’s marriages were of varying length (but at least 20 years) before she got married. She said almost all of them said the “teen years” of the marriage were the hardest. We are in the teen years so I can’t make that definitive statement yet, but I believe it. It’s typically the season of life where the kids are the hardest, the finances are the tightest, and the exhaustion and stress levels are the highest.
The kids are the funnest. The finances are…well they are tight but that encourages budgeting and responsibility. And creativity. The exhaustion and stress just encourages prayer and faith. So in a way, they are good things. Right? HA
2. Get a hairdresser that is younger than you. That way her style ideas are more current and she won’t likely die before you.
3. Find the courage to get up early and exercise. This has been a GAME CHANGER for me. At the beginning of March, I committed to getting up at 4:30 every morning and going to an exercise class from 5-6….and I love it. No one is more shocked than I am. When you go that early, it’s like it never happened, but eventually you will be able to see that it is indeed happening. Also, stretch. Stretch a lot. Your older self will thank you for it.
4. Learn to chill out and shut up. Those two things will take you far in this life. (So I hear. I haven’t actually experienced this because I am often up tight and mouthy. But I can see how it’s true.)
Ok, all this wisdom thinking is making my brain tired. I’m going to take a nap.
Also, nap. A lot. It’s pretty much the best thing you can ever do, always, all the time, forever.
(And then get your vitamin D checked because you really shouldn’t need to sleep that much.)