Dear Younger Self, Part II
Okay, my earlier ‘younger self’ post has probably ensured that I’m written out of mom’s will. Sorry mom. It was the first thing that came to mind when thinking about sending wisdom back to my younger self.
Today I will write with a little more levity.
Dear senior year high school Paula,
Despite the current big hair perm rage of the 80’s, you should absolutely not cut your lovely long, straight, blonde hair. You should not spend hundreds of dollars over the next five or six years in order to perm your hair into a tortured poodle style. In spite of current trends, this style is not attractive and you will be much better off in the long run if you just skip it altogether. (your older hair follicles thank you)
The same goes for the cubic ton of make-up you will buy during this same time period. A little foundation, some mascara and neutral eye shadow should be enough to keep you looking fresh as opposed to the circus clown colors you will be sporting over the next few years.
Finally, a secret it took me many years to learn – Thrift stores are a great place to find wardrobe pieces at a very inexpensive price. You can fill in with a few nice new pieces from department stores and specialty shops rather than buying everything straight off the rack (although you should be commended for shopping the sale racks).
Now that I have clued you in on many of your spending mistakes, please take all the money that you have saved and use it to buy all the stock you can afford for Apple & Microsoft. I’d very much like to retire by the age of 50.