Coffee Talk: What Advice Would You Give Your 23-Year-Old Self?

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In our opinion, the age of 23 is a pivotal turning point in every woman’s life. It’s quite a confusing time—wedged between childhood and adulthood—yet it’s also full of so much excitement. Long gone are the days of skipping class and making excuses. This is the real world, and it’s a thrilling place to be. You’ve had enough experience to classify yourself as a grown-up, and being a bit more on your own feels empowering. However, you quickly realize just how much there is left to learn.

The internal dialogue begins with questions like “Where is my career going?” “Who am I supposed to be?”, and the always popular, “What am I going to do with my life?” But is this really fair? Are you supposed to have it all figured out? Exactly what should we be saying to ourselves at 23?

Trust us, we’ve been there. It’s questions like these that inspired us to create The Everygirl in the first place, and since our launch, we’ve been asking everyone from fashion designers to bakery owners the same question: What advice would you give to your 23-year-old self? It is our hope that reading the thoughts of successful women in varied careers will help put things into perspective and give you reassurance about your own journey.

So today, in honor of Anniversary Week, we want to hear from you. What did your life look like at age 23? What do you wish you could go back and tell yourself? If you’re not there yet, tell us, where do you see yourself at 23? What would you say to that woman in the future?

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