Every woman should have:
.... an old love she can imagine going back to...
.... and one who reminds her how far she has come.
.... enough money within her control to move out, rent a place of her own in case she ever wants to or needs to.
.... something perfect to wear if the employer or a date of her dreams wants to see her in a hour.
.... a youth she is content to leave behind.
.... a past juicy enough that she is looking forward to retell in her old age.
.... the realization that she is actually going to have an old age and some money set aside to fund it.
.... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
.... one friend who always makes her laugh, one who lets her cry.
.... a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone in her family.
.... eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored.
.... a resume that's not even the slightest padded.
.... a feeling of control over her future.
Every woman should know:
.... how to quit a job, break up with a boyfriend, and confront a friend without ruining her friendship.
.... when to try harder and when to walk away.
.... how to have a good time at a party she would never have chose to attend.
.... how to ask for what she wants in a way that makes it most likely, she will get it.
.... that she cannot change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.
.... that her childhood may not have been perfect but it is over.
.... what she would or would not do for love or more.
.... how to live alone even if she does not like it.
.... whom she can trust, whom she cannot and why she should not take it personally.
.... where to go, whether it be her best friends kitchen table, or a charming inn in the woods if her soul needs soothing.
.... what she cannot accomplish in a day, month and a year.
.... how to fall in love without losing herself.
Credit: Pamela Redmond Satran
15 hours ago