i recently re-read nora ephron’s honest and witty i feel bad about my neck book and loved the entire thing. part of the book made me truly laugh out loud and i highly recommend reading this book and all of her other gems! nora was also the screenwriter and producer for a bunch of romcoms, like when harry met sally and you’ve got mail (one of my ALL TIME faves). since reading some of her books, i’ve really resonated with her storytelling and mostly her words/life advice like this: “above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim” and “what are you going to do? everything, is my guess. it will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. it will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. it will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. and don’t be frightened: you can always change your mind.” TOTAL QUEEN.
okay anyway, one chapter at the end of this particular book was my very favorite, where she shares “what i wish i’d known.” i wanted to re-share some of my favorites with you today!
WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN, BY NORA EPHRON
buy, don’t rent.
don’t buy a couch with anything that isn’t more or less beige.
you can’t be friends with people who call after 11pm.
you never know.
the plane is not going to crash.
write everything down.
keep a journal.
take more pictures.
you can order more than one dessert.
you can’t own too many black turtleneck sweaters.
back up your files.
over insure everything.
whenever someone says the words “our friendship is more important than this,” watch out, because it almost never is.
there’s no point in making piecrust from scratch.
the reason you’re waking up in the middle of the night is the second glass of wine.
never let them know.
if only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you’re ahead of the game.
there are no secrets.