Bad Girl, Good Business

120 things I learned in 60 years

This is a different kind of post.

Today is my 60th birthday. When people say, “You don’t look 60!” I simply reply, “This is now what 60 looks like.”

I admit that I have some good genes. I get asked, “What’s your secret?” It’s not a secret. In fact, I’m putting it out there on a variety of social media. Definitely not a secret. Will never trend like #puppybabymonkey, but hopefully will stick with you longer — and won’t disrupt your REM sleep.

Here are 120 things  I learned in 60 years, in alphabetical order. Because I’m a short-form writer, they are all three words or shorter. I am passionate about all of these things. And about making my point in as few words as possible.

I hope to be writing another 120 things when I turn 120. Enjoy…and I hope to see you (but not the puppybabymonkey) around in 2076!

xo

Nancy

THE LIST…

  1. Admit your mistakes
  2. Apologize
  3. Ask “why not?”
  4. Avoid toxic people
  5. Avoid toxic situations
  6. Be a lady
  7. Be empathetic
  8. Be fearless
  9. Be first
  10. Be honest
  11. Be in awe
  12. Be kind
  13. Be yourself
  14. Be patient
  15. Be pithy
  16. Be wild
  17. Believe in love
  18. Believe in something
  19. Build great memories
  20. Carry dental floss
  21. Celebrate holidays
  22. Celebrate success
  23. Challenge yourself
  24. Change your hair
  25. Check your math
  26. Choose wisely
  27. Clean your desk
  28. Commit
  29. Compromise
  30. Cry sometimes
  31. Dance often
  32. Diversify
  33. Dream vividly
  34. Eat clean
  35. Embrace change
  36. Endure pain
  37. Find peace
  38. Forgive
  39. Forgive yourself
  40. Gamble sometimes
  41. Give
  42. Give great gifts
  43. Give it up
  44. Give thanks
  45. Have readable handwriting
  46. Heal fast
  47. Hug
  48. Indulge sometimes
  49. Inspire
  50. Just do stuff
  51. Keep friends close
  52. Keep secrets
  53. Keep souvenirs
  54. Kiss passionately
  55. Kiss wisely
  56. Know the facts
  57. Laugh often
  58. Lead well
  59. Learn new things
  60. Learn to bake
  61. Learn to code
  62. Learn to sew
  63. Let it go
  64. Lift weights
  65. Listen to millennials
  66. Listen to music
  67. Listen to silence
  68. Make lists
  69. Make others laugh
  70. Moisturize
  71. Mother well
  72. Open your heart
  73. Open your mind
  74. Own super-high heels
  75. Party hard
  76. Pity the haters
  77. Plan
  78. Play drums
  79. Pray
  80. Respect elders
  81. Respect Girl Code
  82. Respect others
  83. Respect time
  84. Say hello
  85. Say no
  86. Say please
  87. Say thank you
  88. Say yes!!!
  89. Set priorities
  90. Share
  91. Show loyalty
  92. Sleep a lot
  93. Smell great
  94. Smile
  95. Speak up
  96. Stay relevant
  97. Stay up late
  98. Stop apologizing
  99. Take pictures
  100. Take vacations
  101. Talk to strangers
  102. Tell compelling stories
  103. Text responsibly
  104. Throw great parties
  105. Tip generously
  106. Tolerate & levitate
  107. Travel far
  108. Travel light
  109. Trust the universe
  110. Trust your gut
  111. Unplug
  112. Use words well
  113. Visit your doctor
  114. Volunteer your time
  115. Wake up early
  116. Walk a lot
  117. Wear hot stockings
  118. Wear sexy underthings
  119. Wear warm pajamas
  120. Write well

 


4 Comments

  1. Nancy Jean

    It’s Nancy F who is right behind you. Excellent list. Would like to add a few but will wait until March 6.

  2. RJ Palermo

    Nancy that was an awesome read! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Laura

    Almost 60 still believe all on your list so right and how it should be.

  4. Ned Rice

    121 Read “Good Girl, Bad Business”.


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