Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Day 4: Taking the easy way out

Our hostess at NaBloWriMo graciously provides us with a prompt each day which we may use, or not, as we see fit. Since today is the last vacation day, and also the day when my cold had me sort of groggy and unsteady, it seems like a good day to let someone else give me a topic.

Today's prompt:  What advice would you give your fifteen-year-old self?
  1. Don't try to figure everything out yourself. Let grown-ups give you some advice.
  2. Take more science and math classes, and maybe business. Yeah, I know you love music and writing and languages, but science and business are where the jobs will be when you grow up. And you can't imagine what will happen with computers in the next few years.
  3. I know studying is not as fun as hanging with your friends, but it will pay off in the long run. Study as hard as you can.
  4. Don't be so quick to judge people. There may be a very good reason why they are the way they are.
  5. You won't believe how soon your parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles will be gone. Talk to them, and write down the stories they tell you.
  6. Start saving as much money as you can. When a company called Microsoft starts selling stock, buy all you can afford.
  7. Learn everything you can about managing your money. Budgets are boring, but always having money available is fantastic.
  8. It's okay to say, "I made a mistake."
  9. Don't be a prude. You can be sensible without being a stick in the mud.
  10. But that boyfriend who wants you to go a little farther than you feel right about? Go ahead and be a prude about that. You won't regret it.


Bernie said...

Great advice. It's unfortunate how often 15 year olds shut down after hearing #1.

Cheryl said...

Oh, yeah, I have no doubt Me At 15 would ignore most of this, too.