10 Things

10 Things: Swoon 19

I have posted this on “the social media sight that shall not be named because they are annoying me” before… but after reading a some articles about the subject and having a few interactions with people of a certain age, here we go again.

Back in the day, when kids walked uphill both ways to school rain or shine, only got toys on our birthday and Christmas, and new clothes were purchased for need not want… young people worked super hard (even if they did not love their job), showed up on time (even if they partied the night before), and did everything humanly possible to become self sufficient (and no longer rely on parents). If you asked a young person to do something… they did it. My boss did not have to ask me to do the same thing twice. I crossed my boss once, she told me she spent the weekend deciding if she should fire me… I never crossed her again. It was a great lesson.

I know many young people who are working their butts off, are self sufficient, make eye contact, answer emails and texts…and follow through.

To the peeps that identify with the paragraph above… swoon… you rock. To any peeps not identifying with the paragraph above here is a plan. Wake up early. Make a list of what you want to accomplish each day. Do what you have to do before you do what you want to do. Exercise and treat your body right. Growth is made by having connections. Get out of the house.

My son’s science teacher gave him some advice in 5th grade. Jacob had hidden a test under his bed… thinking he could wish it away. If he had fixed the wrong answers and brought it back signed he would have ended up with a pretty decent grade. Because he shoved it under the rug (or bed in his case) he lost more points every day, he was down to about a 50 when the teacher called us in. His advice to Jacob, “When you dig yourself into a hole you have two options, you can either climb out and get a little dirty, or you can keep digging, if you keep digging it just makes it harder and harder and harder to get out. Jacob, STOP DIGGING.

Dear 20-30 somethings… read the image below every morning, roll up your sleeves, and make yourself a great life. You will be happy you did.


Published by Kat

A mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a graphic designer. I am flawed... but I try.

2 thoughts on “10 Things

  1. Great take, as usual. That note is gold. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used the “stop digging” advice over the last 10+ years of teaching. Several times with my own kids….though more often it’s been: “If you want us out of your knickers, take care of your SHIZZLE!”

    Not that our generation didn’t have our challenges, but I can’t imagine going thru my teen years with cell phones recording every dumb thing that I did. Yikes.

    Really enjoying your blog, Kat!


  2. I admire sooooo much about the youth of today, having cellphones and any movie or tv show available at a clicks notice is not on that list. xo


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