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20 Life Lessons For My Child

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The thought of having children is something that both excites me and terrifies me.

I’ve always dreamed of becoming a mother but always worried about the mistakes I would make along the way.

Growing up wasn’t the easiest for me. From divorced parents to the death of a parent I had to learn at an early age what life was all about.

My wish is that my children won’t have to go through the same things I went through.

Here is a list of 20 things I want my child to know.

1. Ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Keep your head up and push forward.

2. Just because you took a little longer and might be struggling doesn’t mean that you’re failing. You’re still young. You’re not supposed to have life figured out yet.

3. If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.

4. Don’t lose yourself or let yourself go for anyone else. It isn’t worth it.

5. It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.

6. Live a life you’re proud of. And if you aren’t, then find the strength to start over.

7. Don’t ever force someone to make time for you. If they truly care they will find the time.

8. Life gets complicated. Sometimes you need to stop being scared and just go for it. If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, at least you tried. That’s life.

9. Get excited about the little things. Life is too short not to.

10. Don’t ever hold back from showing the world who you really are.

11. Loyalty is rare. If you find it, keep it.

12. Be a good person and the best version of yourself. Don’t waste your time having to prove it.

13. Always remember who you are.

14. Waiting is a mistake. Say it before it’s too late, go on the adventure you always dreamed of, take chances. Make your dreams come true.

15. Everything is temporary. Keep pushing forward. Anything bad that is happening in your life right now isn’t forever.

16. Learn to say no without feeling guilty. Take care of yourself first.

17. If you want to be trusted, then be honest.

18. Your mistakes don’t define you.

19. It’s ok to walk out of someone’s life if you no longer feel appreciated or loved.

20. At the end of the day, if they don’t like you, who cares.

About The Author

Danielle is a lover of all things. When she doesn’t have her head in a book you can find her taking advantage of long summer days hiking or camping with her dog Nora. Danielle is currently working on her Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security Management.

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