Top Twenty: #8-5

Posted: May 2, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today’s Twenty’s are from the “hopelessly random” bucket in my brain where things like my old pin number and 7th grade locker combination live. So, here they are: totally miscellaneous things I think every woman should know:

#8 Your credit score. And also, you should know a couple of steps you could be taking to improve it. It’s way easier than you think and every couple of points matters. Single women tend to disregard this one and I’m begging you – don’t!

#7 The fundamentals of three sports. For me, this was baseball, football and basketball. You don’t have to know everything, but at least find out how they score, what the championships are called, etc. I’m really thankful for a dad who sat me in front of the tv and answered my stupid questions…it made my husband think I was super cool when he met me and I was able to maintain that illusion until the first time he watched a hockey game, but we were married by then and he was stuck with me.

#6 History. Specifically, your family’s emotional and spiritual history – at least three generations of strengths and weaknesses. It will help you understand yourself better and will give you a map of sorts as you raise your children.

#5 An older, wiser woman. I know from the number of questions I get about finding a mentor, that there’s certainly a supply-and-demand problem – but I also know that wise, wonderful women ARE out there. Find one who can invest into your life. If your mom happens to be one, you are blessed indeed – send her flowers or a donut or something!

Til tomorrow,


  1. Jessica Carpenter says:

    I can’t believe you’re leaving us hanging with 4 to go!

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