Pearls of Wisdom Requested

by Valerie on July 30, 2009 · 7 comments

I love how the Rockstar Diaries has readers submit their happiness lists. And I love how Naturally Nina has started requesting quotes. It’s so inspiring and such a fun way to connect with readers.

So, borrowing from that wonderful concept and energy, I am asking you to submit pearls of wisdom. Would you do that, please?

By pearls of wisdom, I mean things you really wish you had known earlier in your life. Think of it as writing a postcard to your 22 year old self, or your 17 year old self, or your 13 year old self, or your 30 year old self – the only requirement is that it has to be an age you are not currently at. It could be an age in the past, or in the future. {And thank you to both BlissChick and Stephanie Quilao (who used to write BISJ) for inspiring the concept of writing to a younger self – I have been reading through their archives}

It’s up to you to pick the age and the subject matter of the pearl of wisdom. It can be funny, sad, wise in the solemn way, wise in the practical way … it’s all up to you. Please send submissions to citygirllifestyle at gmail dot com and be sure to include how you want to be cited {this is especially important if you blog anonymously} – you don’t need a blog to participate either. And you can send multiple pearls of wisdom geared for different ages.

I really hope you are up for this and that this blog can become a centralized place of all of your pearls of wisdom. I will start posting your pearls as soon as I start receiving them.

Here’s an example:

Dear City Girl at Age 22:

I promise that life has a funny way of working out, but in the meantime, keep up your habit of using a planner {and buy a Planner Pad}.


City Girl at Age 30.

Photo from TenthMusePhotography via Creative Commons

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel July 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm

This is a wonderful idea! I'll think of something and let you know!


2 AnalieseMarie July 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Aw, what a good idea! I love it!


3 Noodlegirl July 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I love it I am going to do it this weekend!


4 Christine Claire Reed July 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I'm glad that some of what I've written has impacted you. This is always an amazing process to me! :)

PS I finally responded to your award! It will be up on Sunday. :)


5 Kiki July 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Last year I wrote a whole string of pearls to myself as a senior in high school (age 17-18). It's up here:

Condensing all that into a single pearl of wisdom though…that's a tough task! I'll have to get back to you on that one!


6 mermaid musings August 11, 2009 at 8:28 pm

i enjoyed reading some of these pearls.
Wonderful idea and project!


7 svasti August 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

Came here by way of Christine's blog and I am sooooo sitting down to write one of these very soon. :)


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