This past weekend, I flew to Seattle to spend a weekend with my mom. Since she lives all the way in Florida and I live in Pullman, WA, during the school year I barely get to see my parents. It was a great time to be able to spend time with my mom, do some sight seeing and have a little bit of fun. This trip was supposed to be super fun and relaxing, but the first night I was there, we went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory by South Center Mall in Tukwila, WA (about 30 minutes south of Seattle, closer to the airport). While we were at dinner, my mom’s friend’s car was broken into and my whole suitcase was stolen. I lost things from clothes to shoes and even all of my make-up and hair products. During this weekend alone, my mom taught me probably 100 things about life, love and the pursuit of happiness as a woman. I am going to share as many of these things with you as I can think of.
1. Possessions are just things, they can be replaced.
2. It’s okay to cry sometimes.
3. Spend time with the people you love, put your phone away.
4. It’s important to look good. Yoga pants are not always the best option.
5. If a hotel offers free food/drinks during happy hour, take advantage!
6. Happy hour at a sushi restaurant means spending less than $40 for about $100 worth of food.
7. Never settle.
8. Don’t ever eat too much.
9. The best company is people who care about you.
10. Life happens. Try your best and you will succeed with flying colors.
I only was able to spend two full days with my mom, and I am sure she has taught me these 10 things a million times, but as I am growing up and becoming an adult I finally realized that what my mom says matters.
Here’s your take home from this blog post: Listen to your mom and make a book of the things she says. One day when you are in a dark place, the things she has taught you will come in handy.