As an adult and as a parent there are so many things that I want my kids to know. When I was younger I was one of those kids that said they didn't want to end up like their parents. Young and nieve, I thought I knew best and it was my way or the highway. It's sad that it took to having my own kids to make me realise that atleast part of what my parents were trying to tell me was actually good advice.
But I'm sure we all know that we all need to make our own mistakes and try to learn from them, we as the adults can only offer words of advice and hope that they are atleast in part listened to. So this post is an open letter to my kids, one I will let them read and keep my fingers crossed that it instills in them, even if they don't take it all on board now, they can look back on it as they get older and know that good old mum was just trying to help.
As you grow, remember to smile.
Dream daily and dream big because dreams can come true. Your ambitions are what will carry you far in life.
So be you and don't listen to those who say you can't because ultimately you are the only person that can stand in the way of what you want to get out of life.
Challenge yourselves, don't settle. If you say you're going to do something then bloody well go and do it.
Have an opinion, your voice should be heard but remain polite, as my nan would say, "pronounce your T's and remember your P's and Q's.
Be confident and be brave enough to try new things.
Don't moan about the things you don't have, be grateful for everything you do have.
Work hard and party harder, life is for living.
But no matter how busy life gets, always make time for friends and family because those people are important and will help get you through those bumps in the road.
Have a life full of wonderful memories not one tainted with regrets!!