Advice I've Received From Old People That I Love ❤️

  1. "You don't need that to look pretty"
    When I was 18 I worked at a golf course. I drove the beer cart and I hated the job. It was great money and allowed me to save for college but I never felt safe. The guy who ran it was a pervy creep as were most of the men who worked there. I always hid a makeup back in the cart bc I was self conscious of the way I looked - I often fixed my makeup until one day one of the lawn caretakers (one who looked out for me) told me I didn't need it to look pretty. After that I didn't care so much.
  2. "I wish I would have screwed more, I was too Catholic"
    I don't mean this to offend anyone but it spoke to me at the time and it was so out of nowhere that I couldn't help but laugh. It came from a 70 year old woman that I work with at my seasonal retail job back home. She has the most vibrant personality and style and helps anyone in need. One day at breakfast she confessed this to me and told me to have fun and enjoy my youth and not give a damn what anyone thought. She had only ever been with her husband that she doesn't seem to be happy with.
  3. "The ball is in his court now, you did what you could but you need to leave it alone now"
    When I like someone I don't have the easiest time getting over it. I don't let it stop me from living my life but I keep it on my mind for the most part which isn't the heakthiest thing. I've spent the last year and a half making more out of something with someone who moved 5 states away. We're often in the same place at the same time and it was mutual trying to make plans at first. But now it's not and I need to accept that. This was great advice from good ol dad.