before I had children... that sometimes perfection is simply unachievable and that they mostly did not need things to be perfect in the first place.
before I got married... that I needed to know who I was before I tried to entwine my life with another person's. That sometimes going to bed angry is inevitable and that your marriage will survive more than you thought it would, if you were willing to compromise.
before I turned 25.. that this gorgeous gorgeous body was not to be taken for granted and that weekly binges would most surely ruin it.
before I started writing.. that as much as I love writing, there will be days when I simply could not conjure a word and that it was not THAT easy to get a book published.
before I started dating... that I should probably try to play hard to get just a little bit longer.
before I turned 30... that my face will probably survive wrinkle free for another 10 years but sagging will hit a lot sooner and those nights of sleeping with the makeup on were not doing me any favours.
before I chopped my hair a la Victoria Beckham.. that unless I had the patience of a saint and a free hour a day to straighten and blow dry my hair, having it THAT short was not a good idea.
these are mine... what are yours?