1. You can never have too much glitter in your life. Or on your face.
2. If you have the option, always choose time over money.
3. Never wear anything less than factor 30 in the sun.
4. Don't read women's magazines. They make you stupid.
5. Marry the person who feels like home.
6. If in doubt, have a nap.
If I had a daughter, these are the kinds of things I would teach her about the world. None of that follow your dreams, reach for the stars, we can all be Beyoncé if we want it enough crap. I'm not buying it.
What would you tell the next generation of girls? And the one after that? What have you learned in your one messy and confusing life that is worth passing on? My list is worryingly short. I'm hoping it'll get longer over time. Maybe by the time I'm 80 I'll have, oh, I don't know, ten whole things.
This Saturday is International Women's Day, a yearly ritual that will forever be tangled in my head with blogging and with Any Other Woman. Unlike previous years, when they asked their readers and blogging pals to send in full posts on a particular theme to be run throughout the day, this time they're seeking wisdom. (Aren't we all?)
From the AOW team:
This year, on Friday, we want to do something a little different. We want to run snippets of advice throughout the day from our readers. And our question is this:
What advice would you give the next generation of AOW readers?
What do you wish someone could have told you? Email (email@example.com), or tweet @AnyOtherAnnaK or @AnyOtherAisling whatever advice you'd like to give - it can be a few words, a paragraph or a whole post.You heard the ladies. Get involved.
Now here is my final piece of advice to you: if you don't already read Any Other Woman, Friday might be a good day to start.
EVIDENCE OF IWD AWESOMENESS:
→ Dear National Stress Awareness Day
Images: Vintage glittery glasses and vintage tortoiseshell glasses via Etsy. This place will fit prescription lenses to vintage frames. I suspect this could become an expensive discovery.