Dear Me

The day I packed my suitcase and stuffed a one-way plane ticket to San Francisco in my back pocket, my grandmother took me by the hand and said, “Just remember, it’s a waste of time to wait around to be invited to opportunities.” She also gave me some advice about love, but her wisdom about being sure that I hustle for my dreams has always stuck with me.

Looking back on my younger days, I’d add to always make sure that you love yourself before anyone else. Self care, for me, has become a daily habit that fuels my creativity, passion, career and ability to be reliable to the people I love most.

What advice would other Maine women give to their younger selves? After weeks of amazing conversations with some impressive women, we’ve gathered together the best list of advice for life, family, home and career from some of the toughest and smartest women in Maine.

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