What I wish I knew at 25
I have had 25 years to discover this and nobody says it better than Nora Efron –
Love the body you have at 25 because at 50 you WILL look back at it with nostalgia!
I wish I knew that then. It would have changed so much. Had I known – I would have spent a lot more time naked. I would have kept the light on – more often. I would have lazily and deliciously spread out on the bed on sunny afternoons and demanded that my glorious, sex and vivacious body be admired, loved and dare I say fucked.
With that kind of confidence I would have been a far better lover – because what I know for sure now is that at my age – when he runs his hand over my ass – it now spells gorgeous in brail!
I wish I knew that I would eventually only have myself to relay on for my own happiness, health and above all wealth. I don’t know why but I always thought that someone was going to swoop in and save me from myself! Big bloody surprise when I found out that I alone would be my savior.
I wish I knew at 25 how to invest money, buy property and know that one should always ask for a second opinion. I thought that if I went to an expert, they would know best. The sad thing is – that they did – what was best for them, not me.
I wish I knew at 25 that sex is just a physical act. It is not love, it may be lust but it is not love.
I would have stayed out of the sun, I would have used sunscreen and moisturizer. I would not have eaten so much crap and I would have kicked the sugar habit a long time ago. I just wish I’d known all this stuff when I was 25.