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In the maelstrom created by bills, getting that perfect job, and watching all your peers do it ‘better’ on social media, sometimes it’s difficult to make sense of your life.
Sometimes, it’s difficult not to live in relation to another.
Professor Nyasha Junior posed a simple question for the women of Twitter:
If you are a 40+ woman, what one piece of advice would you give to your 20-something self?
The advice came pouring in as women from across the world wrote in.
These golden nuggets of knowledge can apply to men or women, and to those before or after their 20s…
@NyashaJunior If anybody tells you you need to bide your time or wait your turn, they’re lying. They never intend t… https://t.co/X79YKU8PHJ — Caissie (@Caissie)
@NyashaJunior Define success for yourself. Define what you care about. Don’t substitute the judgment of others for… https://t.co/szk103dlKL — Denise Hamilton (@Denise Hamilton)
@NyashaJunior Question the story you’ve told yourself about yourself. Try things, even if you’ve told yourself you… https://t.co/y6HyBUwnqq — Focus Pocus (@Focus Pocus)
@NyashaJunior Never chase anyone who doesn’t want you. Not a job, not a love interest - you will always be begging… https://t.co/chfacEAUER — Lauri Lynnxe Murphy 🐝🌹🐌 (@Lauri Lynnxe Murphy 🐝🌹🐌)
@NyashaJunior Learn your strengths and design a life where you use them everyday. Get liberated from the myth of we… https://t.co/ujkGCkuxDL — Amber Benson (@Amber Benson)
@NyashaJunior Fear is a liar. Trust your gut. Don’t use someone else’s mirror to see your own reflection. Say yes t… https://t.co/XXkMxamMRB — Grace Killelea (@Grace Killelea)
@NyashaJunior “Bad boys” are not fun or sexy. They’re actually bad people and will hurt you in some way shape or form. — ❄️Kimba❄️ (@❄️Kimba❄️)
@NyashaJunior You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep anyone else warm. And stick to the original plan. Don’… https://t.co/YnX0WzNchr — Meat Virginia (@Meat Virginia)
@NyashaJunior Whatever feels right for your life, be brave and just do it! And, if you make a mistake focus on the lesson, not the loss. — SCLASS 💙💛 (@SCLASS 💙💛)
@NyashaJunior Make friends and cherish them. You will need each other in your 40s. — Caroline (Carrie) T. Schroeder (@Caroline (Carrie) T. Schroeder)
@NyashaJunior @MeredthSalenger My aesthetician has told me that my melanin will stop popping if I don’t start wearing some. 😂 — Danica 💫✨ (@Danica 💫✨)
@NyashaJunior Don’t try to be someone you aren’t. Like what you like, act how you act, don’t apologize for who you are. — susan (@susan)
@NyashaJunior Spend time with the people you love, especially elderly family members. They will be gone before you… https://t.co/E06Cdv5sZA — Lee Ann Thigpen (@Lee Ann Thigpen)
@NyashaJunior Enjoy that tight neck skin. — Sugar Jones (@Sugar Jones)
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