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What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Candid advice from local women leaders and entrepreneurs.

Article by Sue Baldani

Photography by Chris Jorda Photography

Originally published in Morris City Lifestyle

Have you ever stopped to think about that past? What lessons learned from our experienced older selves can we learn from, if we knew then what we know now? A few of our community members shared their wisdom with us and answered the simple question of “What advice would you give your younger self?”. Here are some great insights!

Kimberly Brechka

Question: What advice would you give your younger self?

Kim’s Advice: “If I could go back and teach my younger self a few things it would be very simple: invest your money, buy real estate, stay out of the sun, and don't worry about what anyone else thinks about you, except you.  Love yourself first and the rest will follow.  Did I mention I'd buy more real estate? XO ”  Realtor, Weichert Realtors,

Sandra C. Fava, Esq.

Question: What advice would you give your younger self?

Sandra’s advice: “There could be a list several pages long but here are a few things that would go at the top:”

·         Be grateful for each day;

·         Live life to the fullest;

·         Perfection is the not goal nor is it reality;

·         Life experiences, like travel, are so much more valuable than stuff;

·         It will not always be easy, but I promise it will be worth it;

·         Make yourself a priority;

·         Never, ever let someone else’s opinion of you shape your thoughts or actions;

·         Do all the things you are scared of;

·         It feels like the end of the world, but it is just the beginning.

Partner & Family Law attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP,


Alisa Molbert

Question: What advice would you give your younger self?

Alisa’s advice: “The path you are on may not be the path you envisioned.  However, you are exactly where you should be.  Never give up.”  REALTOR ASSOCIATE®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Zack Shore REALTORS®,

Dr. Megan Armani

Question: What advice would you give your younger self?

Megan’s advice: “Trust your instincts......but forgive yourself if you don't.”

Dr. Armani is a veterinarian & Partner, Symbios Animal Health,

Noël Hingston

Question: What advice would you give your younger self?

Noël’s Advice:

·         You don’t learn from easy. Choose your hard.

·         Say no. Often.

·         Boundaries are for you, not them.

·         Life is temporary. Live it.

·         It’s not about the dream it’s about the execution.

·         Ask for what you want.

·         You are enough.

·         You can buy yourself flowers, and I’m so happy you took yourself dancing!

Founder and CEO, The Art of the Arch,

  • Dr. Megan Armani
  • Noël Hingston
  • Kim Brechka
  • Kim Brechka
  • Kim Brechka
  • Sandra Fava, Esq.
  • Alisa Molbert