Monday, November 18, 2013

Things I wish I knew 10 years ago

My life has changed so much since I was 19.  If I could go back and give myself a few pieces of much needed advice (that I'd actually listen to) I would say...

Pay attention to your credit score.  Just because you're young doesn't give you an excuse to open up credit card accounts that you have no idea how you'll make the payments.  Ugh...young and dumb.

For goodness sake take care of your skin! Stop going to bed with makeup on and stay away from that dang tanning bed.  You only have young skin once!

Seriously be frugal.  Start now and you'll thank yourself later.

These thoughts all stem from a bomb dropped on us this weekend...well a few bombs.

First bomb...we've been denied a home loan. Again.  I get that our credit isn't perfect, but my word.  I'm so upset because I don't know where to go from here.  Who do we talk to? How do we fix this?

After Billy was born we decided it would be smart to wait until we were together and had purchased a house before we had another baby.  I'm beginning to think that will never happen.

Second's no secret that I have acne.  I've had it since I hit puberty.  At certain points of the year it's better than others, but I never feel like I have pretty skin.  There's always a blemish and tons of scars.  Yesterday my sweet son started to notice my "owies". I don't know why this affected me the way it did.  I felt embarrassed and self couscous. I have issues.

Yesterday the lesson in Sunday School was forgiveness.  Maybe I need to forgive myself for my past mistakes and start fresh?  What do you think?  Any thoughts?


  1. Sounds like your 19 year old self and my 18 year old self would have been BFF's! I say forgive yourself. You're older and wiser, and no matter how much you want to, you can't change the past. Also, you're beautiful!

    1. Thanks Samantha! You've made my day!