1- Always wear sunscreen. Every day, even if it is overcast.
2- Always wear stockings with a skirt. Unless you get a regular leg wax and have perfect skin tone, naked legs generally ruin an otherwise polished look. Never leave the house with naked stems sticking out from under your skirt unless you are on your way to the beach or poolside.
3- Invest in one really good pair of shoes and one perfect pair of shades. You will never regret it.
4- Get your hair professionally done. It is less expensive than you might think and you will be glad you did it in the long run.
5- Take advantage of your yearly teeth cleaning on your dental plan even if you have never had a cavity in your life.
6- Learn that saying "I'm sorry" really means; it won't happen again.
7- Don't drink at work functions even if the alcohol is free.
8- Always stand up for yourself. Be your own advocate and best ally.
9- Try to do something that you have never done before at least once a week. You will only regret the things you never tried and the dreams you were too scared to chase.
10- Love with your whole heart, without expecting anything in return, at least once in your life, so you will know how it feels. Having a child is an easy way to do this, but not the only way.
11- Don't let people hide behind email and text messages. If someone is being a bully, go, find them, look them in the eye and ask them in person to explain themselves.
12- Don't ever let a negative person rent too much space in your head. See #11
13- Don't ever be a "Do as I say, not as I do" parent.
14- Smile, every single day, as often as possible. Even if you don't mean it at first, you will eventually. Negativity always breeds negativity and bad luck.
15- Try your hardest to always live in the now. Right now is the only certainty we have. Don't waste your life wallowing in yesterdays sorrow or tomorrow's "what if's" Embrace your very own "right now" with your whole heart and enjoy the ride.
16- Always wear pretty underwear.