Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own even if she never wants to or needs to…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
a youth she’s content to leave behind…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
one friend who always makes her laugh…
and one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
a feeling of control over her destiny…

 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to fall in love without losing herself…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
when to try harder…
and when to walk away…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
that her childhood may not have been perfect…
but it’s over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to live alone…
even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…
and a year…

~  by Pamela Redmond Satran

About the Author :
Pamela Redmond Satran is the New York Times bestselling author of both humor books and novels, including Younger, now a television show created by Sex & The City’s Darren Star for TVLand. Her other books include the historical novel The Possibility of You and the bestsellers How Not To Act Old and 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know By The Time She’s 30.

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  1. Lovely post! 🙂 and very synchronistic for me to stumble across this today.

    One of the most hurtful things about being bedridden years ago was that I could not sit on the piano bench to practice the piano like I love to do. The price to be paid was days of feeling even worse than I already did at the time, and I could not risk that too often.

    I would lie in bed, craving the joy of making music, and trying to muster up the strength to sit somehow for a short period of time. On certain days I would somehow find a way to sit for just 10-15 minutes, (sometimes only couple of times in a month), and practice what I could before the pain became unbearable; knowing that I would pay for it by being in agony for a week or more.

    Such was the pull of practicing the instrument, of improving my skill, that even the threat of extreme pain could not keep me away entirely.

    Just tonight, I was smiling as I played one of the pieces from those days on the piano, sitting on the same piano bench that was once an instrument of torture for my body. As I played, I could remember clearly how difficult it was to learn it at the time, and even to sit at all in those days, but learn it I did.

    That piece of music is now mine to play for life, cemented in my memory, one of my eternal favourites, and it would never have happened if I hadn’t given it exactly what this post talks about – precious Time.

    Those who would give anything to learn to play (or do anything else) well, find a way to do just that!

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    1. Oh God! I can only imagine how difficult that phase must have been for you. Torn between the agonising pain of the body and the agonising pain of the heart.
      I’m so glad you could get back to playing your piano, and that you are really determined to not let anything stop you in life.
      Thank you for sharing your experiences J. It is such a joy to meet people with such powerful and beautiful spirit.

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