International Day of the Girl

October is a busy month. It’s fire awareness month, national popcorn popping month, national dental hygiene month (coincidence? I think not!), national breast cancer awareness month, national arts and humanities month, national disability employment awareness month and national book month. (Why are these all national months? Why does it matter? Which nation, for that matter? I digress.)

In this busy month, today is – apparently – the International Day of the Girl. As part of this CNN asked a bunch of notable women: “Looking back, what one piece of advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?”

It’s a good question. What would you want to tell your 15-year-old self?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 13:29:57

    “It’s bipolar disorder, not major depression.”

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    • bflynn
      Oct 11, 2012 @ 13:30:37

      Yeah, that would have saved a lot of heartache.

      Reply

      • Ellen
        Oct 12, 2012 @ 10:21:03

        Yeah. My life has turned out okay, but since we’re playing “what if” that is what I wish my doctors and I had known. If it had been treated that way from the beginning I think things would have gone much more smoothly.

        Reply

  2. Kathy
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 23:10:20

    On a time line, your 15th year is very short. If it is horrible, it won’t last long. If it is fabulous, it won’t last long. Keep you sense of humor and your sense of perspective.

    Reply

  3. Natalie
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 18:30:38

    Chiropractors are awesome. See one today.
    You have a sensitivity towards corn syrup.
    You love patent law. Look into it.

    Reply

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