8 Life Lessons for My Future Children

It’s your mom here and I’m excited to share some lessons that I’ve learned over the years. I hope you aren’t too embarrassed by the fact that I ran a blog called “Awkward AF” back in 2020, but I won’t hold my breath.

Undefining Love

There are many rules and expectations we learn when it comes to love. From gender roles in a relationship to the age you should get married. Most of these guidelines point you to one goal, to reproduce.

Love Responsibly

In a relationship, many of your actions impact your partner. It’s like you are in this together or something. Your partner’s concerns become your concerns.

7 Ways to Remain Authentic in a Relationship

Love is the most irrational and beautiful thing we experience in this strange world of ours. To me, love is a force. It motivates us to act in ways that go against our own interests. I don’t mean this negatively. Instead of focusing solely on ourselves, we invite someone else in. We start to care about them, resulting in a less-selfish lifestyle.

Unpopular Opinion: Screw 5-year Plans

In my humble opinion, 5-year plans are silly. As I grow older, I get to know myself better. I have a better understanding of what I want in life than I did 5 years ago, and I imagine that I will have an even better understand 5 years from now. We simply keep growing, and maybe that’s all we need to ask of ourselves.

Taking the Scenic Route

As a 27-year-old, I don’t pretend to be an expert at life. However, I think there is a lesson here. I believe there are many areas of life where should consider taking the scenic route. In my experience, taking the scenic route has almost always resulted in a much higher reward. In my dad’s case, taking the scenic route to Pittsburgh leaves him with a few extra dollars to buy himself a cup of coffee at Starbucks or whatever. That’s his reward! Remember, rewards can be big or small.

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