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12+ Middle-Aged Women Reveal What They Wished They’d Known In Their 20’s

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It takes time, failure, and persistence to learn new lessons. Just ask anyone in their 40s or 50s and they’ll tell you that there are things they would have done differently had they known then what they know now.

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And while there’s not a darn thing we can do about our own choices, writer and university professor Nyasha Junior thought that maybe if women in their 40s could give advice to their 20-something selves, there might be some actual 20-somethings out there who would read it and take advantage. You never know!

#15. A pile of solid advice.

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#14. Magical exhaustion.

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#13. Both true.

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#12. Be okay with what you can’t change.

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#11. There’s more up ahead.

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#10. Better with age.

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#9. Never mind what the romance novels say.

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#8. Just because.

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#7. Abstract but true.

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#6. Look to the future.

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#5. Some people don’t deserve a second chance.

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#4. No more holding back.

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#3. Listen to them.

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#2. You’re own biggest fan.

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#1. Never settle.

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What would you tell your younger self? I would tell mine to not waste another minute giving a crap what other people think!