As a parent, the best resources we have are the lessons we have learned the hard way. In trying to raise good people, it is helpful to look back and think about what we could have done differently. I often times ponder about what I would tell my 16-20 year old self (after I shook the shit out of her for making so many dumb choices) and I have narrowed it down to a few key points:
There are so many things I would want to say to my younger self, but a part of me is so grateful that I can't. My life wouldn't be what it is today, and I wouldn't have some pretty tough life lessons to share with my kids when they're ready. I am thankful to be able to self reflect so that my kids will (hopefully) make better choices than I one day.
*Sidebar: I'm still weird about my children wearing overalls because of that ridiculous college ID. I'll post the picture in the comments once I find it. You're welcome in advance. 🤓*