19. “Always have enough money to get out of a situation and an exit strategy.” She said it about dates, but it’s good advice in general.
20. In exasperation, my mom told me, “When you show up late, it tells people that you think your time is more important than theirs.”
I used to be cronically late to nearly everything. And that statement just crushed me because I love my mom and my friends and would never purposely be disrespectful. I had just never looked at it that way before. I’m rarely late anymore and it’s been amazing how something so seemly small has improved my relationships and has all around made my life better and less stressful than I could have expected. Wish Mom would have laid into me sooner.