25 things every woman needs to know.


1) Life is a steep, uphill battle but it’s fierce & it’s beautiful & you’ll be sad to see it go if you live it right.

2) New people won’t stop coming into your life and opportunities won’t stop knocking on the door but you need to have the space for them. In all you currently have– be them relationships or obligations– step back and ask yourself “why.” If you can find the answer, hold tighter. If the answer escapes you, it’s time to let something go.

3) You should resolve to be awesome for the rest of your life. Right now. Do it.

4) Leggings, no matter how much we wish, will never one day magically transform into pants. Wearing them with tops that don’t cover your bum is not cute. Please, please, please stock up on pants.

5) Goals are not a January 1st kind of thing. Set them weekly. Set them monthly. Set them so that you are moving forward and always trying to progress. Life can grow stagnant without them… beware.

6) Tuna and barbeque sauce are as unlikely a couple as Sandy and Danny from Grease. However, they go together. They go together like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong. Don’t gag at the computer, I promise I am not fooling you. Mix the two together with some brown rice and you’ve got a bomb.com lunch.

7) Confidence is a sexy thing. Guys dig it. Girls dig it. We all dig it.

8) I agree with Bruno Mars and, if I were a good singer, I’d serenade you alongside him in singing how I hope he buys you flowers… and holds your hands… and takes you to parties if you like to dance. You deserve that. Always. Don’t think you should have less than that. You are worthy beyond words, gal.

9) And maybe Bruno Mars should be president because he’s also right to say that you are amazing. Just the way you are. No frill. No big introductions. You’re unlike anyone else and you should lean into that every morning. Every evening. Every hour.

9.5) Knowing your states & geography is a really precious thing. As a recovering “I didn’t pay attention in Geography class and forgot my states one by one so that boys would think I was ditzy & cute, and it was, in fact, ditzy & cute until the day I made the mistake of asking everyone in Missouri how they liked living down south,” I can say firsthand that it’s really wonderful to know that Russia isn’t on top of the US and that Delaware is, in fact, a state. The moral of this bloated story: guys have never wanted us to be stupid. They actually like brain cells. It’s a wonder & a mystery but they really kind of, sort of, definitely like girls with a noggin. ALL HAIL THE LADIES WHO LIKE HTML CODING & UNDERSTAND MARXIST THEORY!! HOLLAAAA!!! WE WINNNN AFTER ALL THESE YEARSSSS!!

10) Your spirit will never benefit from shallow people. You gotz to cut the toxic out of your life, boo.

11) And if you make mean comments, and you talk about people behind their back without ever trying to love them or see where they are coming from, you MIGHT be the toxic one. Oof. I’m not trying to burn you, just trying to say that relationships are too valuable to muddy them up with what you perceive to be the shortcomings of someone else. Big girls do bigger things than that.

12) So yea, I’ll drive the point home: gossip is shallow and stupid. Hobbies are better. Social good is best ;)

13) Nude pumps. They’re good for the soul. They are a must-have in any serious closet. Buy a pair one day and I can promise your whole entire style statement will benefit from them.

14) Here’s the truth: you are going to waste a lot of hours focusing on who you are not, or who you want to secretly be. But you won’t ever wake up and actually be that person. You’ve got to embrace what you bring to the table. If you don’t like what that is, have the courage to change it.

15) The world does not revolve around us. Turns out that we are just little points of punctuation in a much bigger story glittered with periods & commas & dashes. How are you helping that story to be better? How are you being the best dang point of punctuation that you can be?

16) If you ever find yourself frying Oreos on the stove top (and being an absolute BOSS at it), do not, I REPEAT, do not take the simmering pot of grease straight from the stove and pour it directly into the sink. The thing will straight up explode… And grease will fly everywhere… And you will risk burning your pretty little face off… And then everyone will probably call you “Vat of Grease Face” or “Grease Lightning” (what is with all the Grease references, Hannah?!) for the rest of your life… And, if they do, you can refer them to this blog post and tell them to read point #11. But still, dump the grease outside and keep your face intact.

17) If you want to run a serious business, if you want people to take you seriously, then start your engine and sign out some library books. Business books are proof that God loves us. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg will make you a better leader. Seth Godin is the dude you wanted to take the prom all these years and never knew it until you cracked open his book “Tribes.”

18) No matter how tech savvy we get, there is a need to say things to a person’s face. Please, for the love of lovelier things, have the courage to call someone up and verbalize your thoughts or meet for a coffee. Breaking a heart is hard stuff, stopping a relationship is never fun, but there will never be anything as loud as this statement: You are worth my words. You are worth my presence. You are worth, and will always be worth, more than just letters on a screen and a broken heart jammed in the crooks of an overflowing inbox. Face to face connections are fading faster, please don’t let them get away…

19) First impressions are important. Really. That truth never changes. So refer to point #4. Really meditate on it.

20) No matter what kind of interview you are gearing up for, there are certain standards you should always hold yourself to: wearing something other than jeans, not talking out your phone during the interview, sending a handwritten note afterwards. An interview means you want something but it doesn’t mean they have to give it to you.

21) Regret is a real thing. It’s going to happen. It’s going to come clomp-clomp-clomping into your life at some point. Don’t hold onto things forever but learn from them and let the past go. The past will be a dictator if you let her.

22) You never want to be the COTS (chick on the side). Girls, GIRLS!!!! IF A GUY HAS A GIRLFRIEND AND HE IS STILL TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU IN A “YOU ARE THE ONE THAT I WANT” WAY, DO NOT FALL FOR IT. HE SHOULD MAN UP AND ACTUALLY LET THE OTHER GIRL GO. IF HE DOES NOT THEN WALK AWAY. WALK AWAY. WALK AWAY. You are worth so much more than second string in relationships. And being a COTS is not an endearing title. Be the better lady and hop off his swag; you are breaking the heart of girl you don’t even know without ever really meaning to. (And truthfully: real men aren’t interested in finding another gal, they’re too wrapped up in loving the face off the one they already have.)

23) The women’s section of Old Navy and Target has failed us. If you ever really want to fully embrace to “oversize” look then just frolic over the men’s section. All those flannels you’ve been tugging at, wishing they would actually be “oversize,” are hanging out in the men’s section waiting to kiss your elbows with their flannelish lips. Roll up the sleeves and get going. And then wear them leggings having no shame at all!

24) Facebook is a tricky thing. This is an invitation to step back and ask yourself, should I really post that? In the days of diaries, we never had to worry about this. Now all that we say is a microphone so be very, very careful. Here’s a link to all the best quotes from Maya Angelou. The next time you feel like posting something really ugly that you are going to regret, take a stab at one of these instead: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3503.Maya_Angelou

25) Darling, darling–the victim song is never going to fit you. It will never be good enough for your lungs. It will never be good enough for your time. You are stronger than you know and more graceful than you know. Don’t let the parts of you that want to be a victim live on any longer. You’ve got a voice… you’ve got a story… Do us all a favor and use it. Without any apologies. Without any stepping back. If ever you need a listener, come find me…

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392 responses to “25 things every woman needs to know.

    • Donna

      Beautiful , inspiring and encouraging and a lovely reminder to indulge in this life , live it out in Love and gratitude EVERY DAY

    • Laurel Elaine

      I’m going to share this with all my friends!

    • Maddie Jane

      A friend sent this to me and I’m so grateful they did. Each and every point I want plastered in my house somewhere. Point #25 has me in tears and needing a hug, but thank you, thank you so much. :)

  1. #21 couldn’t be better said. We need to move on and let go.

  2. Number sixteen is my favorite. I love me some fried Oreos

  3. This is amazing, Hannah. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliance.

  4. Oh my gosh, this post, and your whole blog, is fantastic!

    I vehemently support #4. I am not ashamed to admit that I told a girl in an Old Chicago bathroom that “leggings are not pants.” Her top came mid-waist. Not a good look for anyone.

  5. Can you just be my best friend?? Please and thank you. You’re amazing.

  6. Darling, you are brilliant. I loved each and every one.

  7. The leggings. Oh my goodness the leggings! :) But really, Hannah, great advice all around — love this post!

    • Miss you lovely. I am always sending mucho amounts of love your way. And hanging out all the time with Adam Rawlings!!! He needs to come hang out in your kitchen and learn how to make some soup!

  8. Love this! <3 I love all of your posts, but this one needs to be shared everywhere!

  9. Joanne

    This post is spectacular! I needed to see it :) Thank You!

  10. Tweeting this for real :)

  11. vrbridge

    Reblogged this on Habits of Thinking and commented:
    A great post for all of the ladies.

  12. vrbridge

    Hannah, you do it over and over again. I am always intrigued and inspired by your posts. Keep it up girl! I’m a huge fan.

  13. This is superb. Really. *Stands up, and begins a slow clap*. Even as a straight guy, I feel an odd sense of empowerment. Well done.

  14. AMAZIN. I smell a post that NEEDS to go viral because these words are for every girl. Thank you for saying all this!

  15. As Missourian I can attest to the fact that some people call it South; others call it north. We are a southern-northern state or a nothern-southern state depending on the day, who you ask and where you are! =)

    You hit it out of the bark, once again, my dear!

  16. I LOVE this! Forwarding it to my teenage daughters!

  17. twentyonelittlethings

    Every one of your blog posts is better than the last. Always inspiring, heart warming and funny. You are amazing!

  18. I really like #14 but the whole post is wonderful :)

  19. Hannah,

    Yes! As I read through this other than maybe the shoes, I think it applies just as well to men.

    When I read #25, my heart ached as I thought of all the time I have used my voice to perfect the verses in a song I never wanted to learn the words to.

    It is time to be fierce and break the covenant I made with myself to not be happy. This is the life I have to live…

  20. Love Love Love this post Hannah!!

  21. #22 distributing to a few friends of mine. love it

    • no, really… I could write a book on #22

      • Ashley

        So could I – but as someone whose romantic relationships fall under the heading of “committed non-monogamy” (Polyamoury, for anyone playing the alternative relationship vocabulary home game), I think mine would be a very different book. Takes all kinds, ladies. ;)

        Really, though, this a wonderfully thoughtful list and a lovely read. Thanks. :)

  22. It would not be possible to love this more! I may print it out and start handing it out on the street to every woman I know, but I’m going to start with my 19 year old twin daughters. Thank you!

  23. Mary Beth Waters

    Hi, Hannah! I’m just sending you the 10 dollars by mail. I don’t know why the pay pal isn’t working right. :( May I please have your address again? Laura and I loved our “Brew Session” with you! Love, MB

  24. Really loved parts of this but the heteronormativity and being smart as a way to bag dudes really didn’t sit well with me. :-/

    • thank you, love. Never the intention. I write from the heart with no hope or intention to ever offend anyone, have not an offensive bone in my body so I apologize if parts did not sit pretty with you.

    • Doris

      Funny, I did not read it that way. I did not interpret Hannah’s comments as suggesting you be smart to grab a man but rather condemning the notion that we should be (or act) silly to attract a man. More a suggestion that if you just be your smart, confident self, the world including men will respond well.

  25. I need to read and read and read until it all sticks in the head. Thanks for the enlightenment and the slap on the hand.

  26. Thank you, thank you and thank you. A great list, but of course the most important is #4. Leggings are not real pants. End. Of. Story.

  27. Absolutely amazing!! LOVED #4 haha!

  28. Hannah

    From one Hannah to another, I’d have to agree with Nora on the Missouri name game. I’m from Missouri as well, but much farther south, so for at least half the state you nailed it ;) geography didn’t fail you too bad!

    I would love to thank you for another must-read post. It never fails to make my heart flutter when I see a new email update in my inbox! I’ve taken your blog, and the love letters campaign, with me to college. Whenever I love a post or bundle I shove my computer screen in the face of whoever is near me and force them to read it (quiet frankly I’m shocked my friends aren’t blind yet from all the screen light when I ambush them late at night).

    I thank you from the deepest corner of my heart for the hope, wisdom & love you manage to spill into each post. It has helped me (and my friends) get through a lot, both dark and light. You manage to discuss things we’ve felt, gone through, thought, hoped and dreamt about with such grace.

    xoxo god bless!

  29. Beautiful advice, Hannah! This is something every girl should read! Can’t say I’m too sure about #6 though… but I’ll take your word for it! ;)

  30. C.

    You are incredible. I love your words. I have devoured them and my Friday has now begun properly. Thank you.

  31. No. 10 is my favourite!! Beautifully said Hannah. You rock chicca!!

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  33. OMG. Love this. Love you. The end.

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  35. Randi S

    I had to share this with my two BFFs: my sister and another dear, longtime friend. Thank you!

  36. kej85

    This is FABULOUS! I want to send it to all the women I know (except for the ones who actually were COTS!)

  37. This post needs to be printed out and passed around to every girl in the world. Just saying. I’m going to start by giving this to all my friends.

  38. Thank you for this. A must read for every girl.

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  41. I’m not sure why I haven’t discovered you before, but you inspire me!
    This is great! Thank you!

  42. This is a really lovely post, glad that someone shared it with me!

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  46. love. love. love. spread your word today and feel good knowing the encouragement will continue past me -thanks!

  47. you are awesome!!! i love this!!!!

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  53. Kathy Vorisek

    What an awesome way to start a holiday weekend…..with such great, amazing inspiration and wisdom……you rock!!!!!! Don’t we all in our own special ways!!!!!!!:)

  54. Awwww summm….Its a much needed guide for every girllll….Thank u for sharing and posting it……

  55. Jayna

    I could relate to nearly all of these posts (especially my feelings about leggings)… thanks so much for making me laugh!!!

  56. #14… When I turned 40, I full on embraced that. I had dabbled in it some before but at 40 it was ON like Donkey Kong. Only wish I’d done it 15 years earlier but better late than never!

  57. You’re pretty amazing. Come to Nashville and let’s hang out!

  58. Mya

    #22 made my day. I’ve struggled with that for a while now and it made me see it from both ways. Totally made me think differently and your right. Good sense of humor too. I’m glad I read this!

  59. Reblogged this on Bread-N-Butter and commented:
    Good Read.

  60. Katherine Corder

    I read this post a day after just having to go through one of the toughest break-ups I’ve ever been through. I cannot thank you enough for these words Hannah. As a fellow writer, I really needed someone to put all of what I should be concentrating on ( which turns out to be MYSELF, who would’ve thought) into words and you put all of this in the most perfect way. I feel so much better and am no longer wallowing in heartbreak, but am holding my head up high, taking chances, and not looking back to my past to bring me down anymore. I want to thank you so much for doing this, and helping not only myself, but I’m sure thousands of women out there needing to see this.

  61. Ladies, take it from a 22 year old guy, this article is GOLD. Everything from the biggies like #5, 7, 14 (I could go on and on), to the “little things” like #16 make for a very well rounded women. This is an absolute gem of an article. Take notes girls!

  62. Daughterofthemosthighking

    This was wonderful. A lot of these really hit home. I wish that every girl could read this and truly feel it. Thank you or the great reminders!

  63. Katy

    Thank you for this…I stood straighter after reading.

  64. Number 18, as someone who was dumped via text (after 5 years none the less) I have never felt more devalued as a person than that moment. I hope I never forget he value of making a fun call or meeting face to face. It connects in a way texting just can’t. Also I wish more people would send mail. Good old snail mail

  65. Alice

    Needed these reminders. You’re lovely, and oh so smart, young lady!

  66. I love that you posted about sending hand written notes after an interview. I love good old fashioned snail mail, it can really make anyone feel loved!

  67. Jessica W.

    Know what else is awesome with tuna and brown rice? Italian dressing! ( I leave Oreo- frying to the professionals at the County Fair! lol)

  68. cj

    Disagree on leggings. The thing is, like many items of clothing, they are only as attractive as the woman who wears them. Gotta be fit. Can’t fake it.

  69. Alesha

    26. Proofread. Edit. BEFORE you hit the “publish” button. ;)

  70. Reblogged this on Cowgirl Runs and commented:
    Quite possibly the great things I’ve ever read. Ever.
    Read it. Embrace it. Live it. Amen.

  71. Amanda A.

    This was a beautiful post. So many things I need to really take to heart. Thanks for these wonderful words.

  72. Amanda

    Please teach me what to wear with nude pumps. And please don’t say “anything” because we know that isn’t really true. There’s a pair that’s been sitting in my closet unworn for about three months now.

    • Lei

      Um…. Jeans? Black? Literally anything. Maybe just not something else nude since matching nudes is a pain. Other than that, literally anything….

  73. From one Hannah B (that’s me!) to another, thank you. This is a great post!

  74. #18 had me in tears. I got dumped by text message, the day after I had a miscarriage. I am still reeling from it in many ways and struggling with value and worth, so your words really hit home. Thank you <#

    • goodwit

      You are loved. Maybe by an anonymous person, maybe not with a full understanding of the awesomeness that is you. But you are loved. And if I could take you out for coffee to give you a hug and tell you to your face I would in a heart beat. <>

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  76. Reblogged this on GrownUpSexEd and commented:
    Best. Blog post. Ever.

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  78. #25 is like music to my ears. What a great list :) love love love

  79. Mandi Hawkins

    Love #4. I am guilty of doing this, but only at the gym… That isn’t so bad, right? Every woman needs to REALLY listen to #22! Also, gonna go to my local library and check out the book Lean In. My mentor told me about this book too. It must be a good read and I want to lead! :)

  80. Christine O

    Awesome, wonderful, and so very appropriate! I’m sharing this with my Mom, sister, and daughter! Thank you!!!! I look forward to reading more of your work!!!
    With abundant blessings,
    Christine

  81. Kim

    I have one that I’d like you to consider adding.
    Be there for your friends during the bad times. Don’t just disappear and wait for it to work itself out. It’s not cool, it hurt’s and dang it, your girl needs you. You don’t have to say anything magical. Just listen and let your friend know that you care and that they aren’t alone.

  82. This was a great read! Thank you for this. Although I have heard some of this advice it is SO clear to me now that THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO TEACH OUR DAUGHTERS!!!! The truth and not the fairytale..but to still HOPE!

  83. I needed this today and I love you for it! <3

  84. Reblogged this on i Rock This Daily and commented:
    Hannah B. speaks life in this post encouraging women to embrace the awesomness that lies within. I fully support :-)

  85. Marcia

    #4! Love #4!

  86. I love your writing style. This was totes kick ass. Great blog! <3

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  88. Absolutely beautiful. I shared it with a ton of women, and men, I know.

  89. Absolutely Beautiful! I shared this with many women, and men, I know.

  90. stilllovemytights

    Love all except the tights. I like tights as pants. Fashion is a personal choice – I prefer to support my fellow women (and men) for being brave enough to wear what they like.

    • Rachel

      agreed. This post is an encouragement to women. The leggings part is a little judgmental. Tights can actually be done very well as long as you know when and where to wear them. Loved the rest.

  91. Anon

    Nice read, but nothing I’ve never heard before. I think we all know these things deep down, but it’s always good to be reminded. (I’m not talking about the Oreo bit) ;)

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    Reblogged this on ericafaithhershey.

  93. Abby J

    Hey so, come to charleston SC (best city in the world?) sometime, and hang out with me and my best friend Sara. Your brilliant words here guarantee to me that we’ll have a stellar conversation and laugh our asses off.

  94. Janica Schneeweiss

    perfect article for women

  95. Jen

    Reblogged this on Fit For Public Consumption and commented:
    I don’t know if I have ever reblogged a post, but this one is definitely worth it. Take the time to read it…you’ll thank yourself later.

  96. Aaaand you have a new fan :) You inspired me to get up off my surgery-recovering butt and start working on my novels again and just go be badass in general. Like I always have been. But I needed a reminder. So, thank you :)

  97. Great post. I definitely feel inspired after reading it

  98. Pam

    If you ever want to say something nasty write it on paper and throw it away. Cyberspace is forever, you will feel better about yourself, too.

  99. Bravo. I’m so proud of this post.

  100. Reblogged this on it's sweet for certain and commented:
    What an awesome list!! My personal favorite is #14… “You’ve got to embrace what you bring to the table”

    It’s okay to be working on who we are, but we also need to be comfortable with who we are, where we are.

  101. Sarah

    This is one of the best things I have ever read for women.

  102. the legs & feet in the pic belong to whom? nice article – and pic.

  103. Excellent points! I am sharing this with my daughter as she steps out for the first time and begins her journey thru college and life. May she follow these points, and may she become an independent, confident, joyful, and self-accepting and self-empowering woman!

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  105. April Cowden

    Thank you for this! I love number 18. It is so sad when people get dumped over a text.

  106. Erin

    It’s funny how messages fall into your lap right when you need them most. I don’t know you, Hannah, but you’ve touched me (in a good way) and I thank you for it.

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  109. Deb Vollmar

    Loved this ! I thought it would be about fashion only but you’ve got some great stuff here ! #3 is me, I live it every day!I’m 62 and made the decision I am who I am ! I have dropped toxic friends and am so glad I did. If I could add some of my wisdom it would be “Don’t waste a lot of time worrying about things,especially guys, worry is a huge waste of time and energy,it’s your worst enemy .”

  110. you are awesome! so happy to hear you speak at the P31 conference!!! :)

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  112. I love every bit of this. You are wise and funny! Thanks from a fellow Hannah! :)

  113. this is my first read of HB and I’m a FAN!! <3 this. #2 is my favorite. makin room…

  114. Wendy King

    Do I have your approval to print and post in the LADIES’ ROOM??? At every high school? And college? THAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU!

  115. I like all this except for the nude shoes thing; maybe it’s bc I have skinny long legs and don’t need nude shoes to make my legs look longer by adding them to my feet?! (I know it’s a trend!)

  116. Love it. I tell my 5 year old daughter to “be awesome today” every morning when she gets out of the car in carpool.

  117. Lindsey

    Number 4… thank goodness!! I hate it when girls wear leggings as pants. I’m just glad someone else agrees with me! Hallelujah!!

  118. justiceformeandyou

    It’s hilarious how so many of your girls and the author are miffed when other chicks wear leggings as pants. You’re going to have a very non-peaceful life if you’re easily aggravated by something someone does that affects you in no way whatsoever.

    One girl commented she told a complete stranger leggings aren’t pants?! hahah What a waste of time for her to do that.

    Instead, focus on living your life for you and don’t follow the advice of anybody. In the end, opinions are like buttholes. Everyone has one and 99.99% of them are not pretty.

  119. Laura K

    Thanks, Hannah!
    I know I’m much older than you are, but these truths are the truths at every age! I would say I wish I would known them 30 years ago, but I probably wouldn’t have listened.With wisdom comes age, if we’re lucky. :)

  120. So this morning I woke up excited. It felt like God had whispered ” I’ve got something for you today”. When I read this, I knew that this is what God wanted me to see, that this is what He had for me today!!! Points 9, 11, 12, 14 and 24 (but mostly 9 and 14) are doing it for me. This is awesome, you are awesome!!!! Can I repost this on my blog?? (Pwetty pweeeez)

  121. Eva

    Admittedly, I don’t wear leggings without something that comes past the widest part of my hips, an exception to the “leggings aren’t pants” that you already pointed out. However, if you agree that leggings aren’t pants, most of the same complaints can be made about skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are just about as skin tight, but don’t even have the benefit of being ridiculously comfortable like leggings. And on top of that, unless you have stick legs and no hips, they look every bit as imbalanced as leggings. Food for thought. Boots seem to solve the skinny jean problem, but they solve the legging problem too. But maybe I’m just grumpy with pants in general, as I almost always wear skirts and dresses with leggings.

    • I think for skinny pants, it depends on the shape of your body. If you are full figured you may wanna try some wider legged pants. I just lost like 15 lbs and Im loving my skinny jeans. They actually really slim me down and make my legs look nice, but 15 lbs ago, I would have said that I looked better in wide legged pants.

  122. Chelsea

    Love all your advice. Very wise. Very true. However…the Leggings thing: I used to feel the same way (and still don’t wear leggings without a long shirt covering the rump). But. I realized along the way: Who am I to tell someone to hide a part of their body that I don’t find attractive. It’s like telling a girl to hide her freckles with make-up, to never wear a dress because it exposes her kankles, to cover up her wing-spanned flab-arms with a long-sleeved shirt. It’s shallow. So, ladies that have the strength to rock the leggings without fear of letting their junk-in-the-trunk bounce for the world to see: rock on with your bad self.

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  124. hannah

    My first time on your site & I loved it. Laughed hilariously at #4 (actually wearing them now, but don’t worry, got the bootay covered) and love #7. Thanks for your awesomeness!!

    -fellow Hannah

  125. Reblogged this on Elegantly Honest and commented:
    This is really powerful and oh so true. Totally worth the share. This ones for my ladies!!!

  126. This was my first time on your site — Thank you love. It’s been a long 3 months and I needed to read something like that :)

  127. Reblogged this on Creative Escape and commented:
    Awesome post, definitely a must read!

  128. Nikki

    You my dear have written an absolutely magnificent list. LOVE LOVE LOVE! They were witty, inspiring, funny, & downright AWESOME!

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  130. Lindsey

    I just LOVE you! You definitely have a way of putting your own little sunshine in all of your statements!

  131. A good friend posted this on my fb page. I am totally in love with your blog now. I am a follower and a friend for life:) You are amazing. Rock on girl…

  132. So much that is SO quotable (and doable)–Love, luv, love you!

  133. Reblogged this on lovesmosaic and commented:
    Love this!

  134. This is the most phenomenal post! You’ve shown me quite a few aspects of how I, and a lot of people I know, are selling ourselves short. I mean really a fantastic post. Thank you so much for sharing it! I will be passing this on to my ladies for sure! Some of my boys too because quite frankly this is some seriously good life advice. :)

  135. Barb F

    you rock m’dear. Words to live by….

  136. Lauren

    Oh, all these bits could not have spoken to me more at this moment. Ya know when you’re in the dumps about love and life, then something gives you a kick in the ass? I’m appreciating it all and looking forward to tomorrow. It’s up to me to become even greater. Thank you!

  137. Anna

    I like a lot of this, but I’m not a huge fan of people telling me what to wear and what not to wear. If I want to wear leggings as pants, I will. I look good in them. Who cares. As long as they aren’t “see-through,” and even then, that’s your prerogative. I wouldn’t wear them but others can if they wish.

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  140. Alexis

    There are very few women, built like victoria’s secret models, that can pull off leggings like real pants. The rest of the women of the world(probably around 99% of us) should treat them like you mentioned: an add-on under shirts that are too long for shirts and too short for dresses. Sometimes I feel like bleaching my eyeballs. >.<

  141. Claire

    Sending this to my 22 year old daughter right now. Wish I could have seen it as a 22 year old…

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  143. It is my sincere wish that whatever age you are you “get” this with the intent it seems to be written. Playful and very real. Thank you! Love it!

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  145. I learned something. They are about the legging and the nude pumps.

  146. Elyse Greenfield

    I completely disagree with leggings not qualifying as pants. They most certainly do, so long as they are made of a sturdy enough material that remains opaque even when stretched! All hail leggings–the greatest pants on the face of the earth.

  147. beautifulfrolic

    Reblogged this on all things new and commented:
    Amen and amen.

  148. well arent you just the best, ever.

    i love this.

  149. Reblogged this on Alexandra Kathlyn and commented:
    Just stumbled across this blog – ladies, give it a read. It’s a gooder.

  150. Lovely. Thank you :) You have a new follower.

  151. inge

    Love it, all of them :) thanks for this :)

  152. Reblogged this on Scott Perry Photography and commented:
    I’ll be sharing this with my daughter. May be too young to understand it all now, but it’s never too early.

  153. Michelle R.

    I couldn’t agree more! You’re da woman! =)

  154. LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!! And here’s a hint, if you can see skin through them, they are too tight. Get the XL!!

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  157. beautiful and so true! feeling veryinspiredl. and i totally agree w the leggings jajaj i say it all the time. i think ill share your post on my blog as well!

    http://www.sequins-inthecity.com

  158. Reblogged this on Knock Before Entering. and commented:
    This.

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  160. Findingme13

    Oh dear. I just bought leggings for the first time. I only did it because I wanted to show off my cute boots! But I promise you I never thought of wearing short shirts with it. Ever. Sadly, I’ve been a COTS. More than once. Because I don’t feel that I’m worthy or of value. Being convinced of that for 36 years by men who use you does that to a gal. Hard to break the cycle when it’s all you know. But I’m working on it with support of friends and family. I’ll get there.

  161. Brenda

    Things for the 25!!!

  162. Melody

    Shared this with my two daughters.

  163. You’re amazing and your love letters project is so inspiring; I’ve sent out some letters and it feels great! (I know this might not be relevant to your post.) But thanks for what you do!

  164. Love it, especially 2, 10, 14, and 21! You really have a powerfully inspiring way with your words! Sharing this with my two daughters!!

  165. JP

    I believe in #20 you mean to say “taking out your phone” instead of “talking out your phone.” Otherwise, you have some good stuff.

  166. You’re brilliant! Tell me more, tell me more!
    *loved the nods to Grease*

  167. this is absolutely wonderful & so true. thank you

    -Maddy
    http://www.cassidylou.com

  168. Becky thon

    I feel, deep down, that you should take some of your own advice. Referring to the face to face interactions, please record yourself saying these things to people in real life.

    I imagine.. “STOP! That Oreo WILL turn you from looking like beauty to beast in 2 seconds fizzy”
    Seriously though. Mad props bra. Mad.

  169. Natalie Murray

    This is touching and funny – I love it. The last bit made me cry. It’s been a tough year and I needed to read this. I’d like to read more of your work and maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to meet you. For now, I’m keeping this article close by. x

  170. right on: if we all stopped gossiping, the world would be a better place. hope everyone hears that.

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  172. Lisa

    Hannah…Shared this from a friend onto FB…nodded my head, shook my head, and lol-ed to the whole thing…re: leggings…my daughter had a pair… not even really leggings…more like footless tights, and tried to wear them with a too-short top AND a thong…glimpses of butt-crack…YIKES and then got mad when I pointed it out…I will be sharing this with her!

  173. Kept my attention! nice writing!

  174. NancyM

    #2,8 and 9 especially speak to me right now…. looking at a separation from my husband, holding on too long waiting for these things, but realize I need to make myself happy, I’m the only one in control of the things I want and I need to be strong enough to believe I’m worthy of going after them….. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!

  175. Leggings are not pants! I post this at least once a month.

  176. Great and very real especially the geography since many of us zoned out in that class. Leggings should come with some warnings, LOL… Have a blessed day and keep leaning in…

  177. Jennifer

    Love,love,love this. I’m gonna read this every day so it can absorbed into my thinking, thank you

  178. Crystal

    I have never heard of you, but I love you for writing this. Sending to my daughter and all my lovelies.

  179. Claire

    I love this post. Thank you for being so wise and having the voice that so many women need to hear! Number 14 is something I struggled with for years. I was jealous of what others had that I didn’t, sad if I hadn’t been to all the places I wished to go, and daily I would change my ‘style’ based on the outfits I had seen on others around me. Hours wasted feeling less than grateful for what I did have, and time misspent on changing my outfit a billion times because it didn’t look like Hers. Somewhere along the way I woke up and decided to just be me, and love doing so! I wear what I own and don’t go crazy or broke trying to BE something I am not. I focus on my graduate school and do things with intention, knowing I’ll do what I can when I can.
    Now, I often have women come up to me (many that I would have been jealous of 5 years ago) and compliment my outfits. It’s amazingly beautiful how far a little courage to ‘just be you’ can go.

    Thanks again for all 25 thoughts that many of us either needed to hear the first time, or be reminded of again, in order to live the life we were meant to. Well, that and to think twice before wearing leggings with anything that does not cover our bums!!
    ~Namaste

  180. Claire

    I love this post. Thank you for being so wise and having the voice that so many women need to hear! Number 14 is something I struggled with for years. I was jealous of what others had that I didn’t, sad if I hadn’t been to all the places I wished to go, and daily I would change my ‘style’ based on the outfits I had seen on others around me. Hours wasted feeling less than grateful for what I did have, and time misspent on changing my outfit a billion times because it didn’t look like Hers. Somewhere along the way I woke up and decided to just be me, and love doing so! I wear what I own and don’t go crazy or broke trying to BE something I am not. I focus on my graduate school and do things with intention, knowing I’ll do what I can when I can.
    Now, I often have women come up to me (many that I would have been jealous of 5 years ago) and compliment my outfits. It’s amazingly beautiful how far a little courage to ‘just be you’ can go.

    Thanks again for all 25 thoughts that many of us either needed to hear the first time, or be reminded of again, in order to live the life we were meant to. Well, that and to think twice before wearing leggings with anything that does not cover our bums!!
    ~Namaste

  181. Mary

    How did you pull everything I think out of my head and onto my computer screen. brilliant, if I do say so. Saving this for my daughter as we speak (with credits of course)…

  182. SLK

    Oh sweetheart. You speak my language. Where have you been all my life? Thank you so much for this. It was exactly what I needed to hear (read) at this exact moment. Hearts, hearts, and more hearts.

  183. Ambre

    I no longer will accept the feelings of shame that follow me around whilst shopping in the men’s section.

  184. Reblogged this on Living the Life of Riley and commented:
    I absolutely adore this!!

  185. Carmen N.

    If it made you cry, then it hit home. But I promise it wasn’t because of #4. :)

  186. Reblogged this on The writings of P. L. Black and commented:
    An amazing post that I so needed to see today.

  187. Tricia

    Love this, and BTW Tuna also is amazing with sauerkraut, or avacado :-)

  188. Cookie

    #25 speaks to me so much! I have been allowing myself to feel/be victimized for many years now and am just now taking the steps to get out from under that. Rock on! This post is awesome!

  189. I just found my way to you and this post by some totally random occurrence. Are there really coincidences and “accidents” or is there some individual manifest destiny that we all hitch a ride on? Hmm…not sure. Either way, I am glad I’m here. That post was badass…especially #4.

  190. Hannah, this is amazing! Could I put a link to this on my blog?

  191. Reblogged this on nothing in particular and commented:
    WordPress prompts me to write “my thoughts here” as a little side note to why I re-blogged this. My thoughts as I was reading were “re-blog, re-blog, hehe, re-blog, so true, re-blog, ooh that’s me, re-blog…”

  192. Fantastic! The only one i disagree with is #4 – If your ass and legs are fit and amazing – strut those leggings girls! :)

  193. Nicole

    Instead of focusing on how leggings aren’t pants, you should have notified those who don’t know, that rain boots aren’t shoes. I’d rather see someone wearing leggings as pants than a dummy clopping around in rain boots at work, in class, or when there’s NO rain.

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  196. Reblogged this on The Keeping Quilt and commented:
    For all the fellow ladies out there, here is a post worth reading.

  197. Love this!! Cheers to all the other strong successfull HAPPY women out there! Check out my foodie blog at iwanttoeatyourheart.wordpress.com if you’re into food and travel.

  198. Anne

    Hey! This is great! I love your wise words and pragmatic points–to advocate for intelligence and against superficiality, while also noting that leggings aren’t pants.

  199. Robin G

    Thank you!!!! Love this!

  200. Brandy Gonzalez

    Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing.

  201. Sarah

    This is amazing. I want to read this every day. I think I will, because #s 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, and effin’ ALL OF THEM. Thank you for this.

  202. Kathy

    Thank you. Really.

  203. FreeThought

    OK…I am a guy. But I am married to an amazing woman, and I have two amazing daughters and one amazing son who will someday be married to another amazing woman and hopefully have daughters as amazing as mine. So, I am qualified to, not only read this and pass it along to all of the amazing women in my life, but also to truly appreciate the messages within. Many apply to men and women (especially the nude pumps…whatever they are…all I know is that all guys like anything that has “nude” in it).

    Thanks for the insight and laughs and reflection-inducing wisdom.

    Oh…and thanks for the brilliant use of typography too!!!

  204. love Love LOVE this post!

  205. Amy Juicebox

    this was one of the best things ive ever read.
    thank you.

  206. wendy

    This is wonderful. Thanks.

  207. Love this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  208. Suzanne in Austin

    I love this and think it’s not just good advice for us ladies. Young men will benefit from these words of wisdom too! Thanks!

  209. I’m a guy and this was in all honesty a spectacular post.

    Fantastic work, Hannah.

    -J

  210. mary

    Great post. Thank you for mentioning the ‘leggings lol’.

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  212. Reblogged this on Fancy Panda Studios and commented:
    There are a lot of things I’d like my girls to know growing up. Over the course of the next several months, maybe I’ll start writing more about them. For now, however, I found a really great article that I enjoyed and I decided to share it with you for Girl Friday this week.

  213. So, SO much of this is incredible. Well, all of it is! (I can tell you I’ve been preaching the gospel of No. 4 for a long time!) I am so happy I’ve found your blog and I look forward to reading more.

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  215. refreshing hearing such wisdom and humor from a much younger chica! adding your blog to my “list”! meditate on #4. he he he.

  216. Reblogged this on unrestricted words… and commented:
    Amazing.

  217. Absolutely love this. True, to the point and great, often unvoiced advice people just simply don’t seem to know or care about anymore. It’s refreshing to see it. Best post I’ve seen in a while.

  218. Hi Hannah these are great. Can we work on a set for moms and daughters together??

  219. Hannah, You should teach a class to every woman, both young and old. You get “it” and are fabulous. Women (and girls) are listening – keep it up.

  220. Racine

    This is amazing. Thank you.

  221. Spectacular post! It’s inspiring, incredible, and truthful!
    Never act dumb ladies, it’s annoying and unattractive!

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  224. Laura

    Reblogged this on A Blog for Laura Lee and commented:
    Thank you!
    Please read ladies.

  225. Emma

    Simply brilliant!

  226. Renizzle

    Woot woot for 9.5! Lady coder right here!

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  228. Donna

    Loved it! Especially the leggings! It might be a New England thing but tell them about flip flops too please.

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  230. Reblogged this on Simply Sophi*sticated and commented:
    Had to share! So so good!

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  233. MAJ

    Have totally shared this, like, a jazillion times. I’m a self-confessed Word Vom Blogger but please don’t hold that against me :)

  234. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections

    Lots of good insight I needed to hear. Funny, I just bought Lean In. Glad to know it’s good :)

  235. Oh no! Leggings aren’t pants?!

  236. Now if only any of this was a how to on grabbing the proverbial bull by the horns when it comes to romance. *sigh* A complicated heart and interest are painful things indeed.

    However, I’ve shared this with those in my world and hope that it might help others in their own struggles to find themselves. ^_^

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  238. Reblogged this on Hot Pink, High Heels, & Explosions and commented:
    Fantastic advice!

  239. danibryant951

    Reblogged this on Wanderlust Dreams and commented:
    This is too good.

  240. Man

    Ladies, leggings are pants. Please wear them as often as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Men

  241. Sharon

    And to think I only discovered you today….
    Took this to my FB, Twitter and Tumblr and subscribed.
    You rock!

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  244. Robyn

    Tuna and Catalina salad dressing is yummy too!

  245. Reblogueó esto en Y K N Cy comentado:
    Las invito a reflexionar con esta excelente lectura!

  246. katie

    Stronger than you know and more graceful than you know. Inspiring :)

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  248. prietamericana

    Reblogged this on ADDIE and commented:
    Lists are limiting. Advice is treacherous. But this. This is lovely.

  249. Sarah

    Truly fantastic! Thank you for posting!

  250. Reblogged this on The Girl in Transition and commented:
    Well this is lovely. I have my mom to thank for sending me this link. Basically, I could probably be good friends with this girl. She says lots of on point things about being happy, healthy, independent women (but really most of this stuff is applicable for men too I think.
    *Although as a grad student, sometimes the overwhelming desire to wear leggings as pants is real, and maybe even uncontrollable.*

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  252. Yari

    I absolutely love this! This is a wonderful post. And THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

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  255. Paula

    Awe inspiring for everyone!!!

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  257. sherilyn

    Thank you, Hannah! I particularly like #5. I push myself so hard all the time, but never take the time to set goals along the way. My new goal is to set some goals and celebrate them!

  258. Denise

    #22 is exactly what I needed to see.

  259. um..i love you… i dont know who you are but i just read your bio, and this post and fell in love with who you are and what you stand for! you go girl! sharing this with everyone… blessings to you
    xo Sarah

  260. um..i love you… i dont know who you are but i just read your bio, and this post and fell in love with who you are and what you stand for! you go girl! sharing this with everyone… blessings to you
    xo Sarah

  261. IN YOUR DEFENSE. MIssouri did join the SEC in football, so it’s a little bit south. It’d been worse if you had asked someone from Ohio if they liked the south! :)

  262. AshKress

    Aboolute chills. I’m in love with this. Your words are astoundingly resonate.

  263. Cathy

    totally disagree w shallow person comment – people are only shallow to mask their true selves from being exposed

  264. MBB

    Reblogged this on Em Bee Bee and commented:
    A beautiful post! Funny and profound, give it a read!

  265. You made me smile. Love this! I make wooden story boxes and boy, this is epic!

  266. pocketphilosophies

    Reblogged this on Destination: Colombia and commented:
    A wise little list to refer to on those days when you say all the wrong things, your hair won’t cooperate and you want to give up and bury yourself in pillows.

  267. Traci meyers

    How can I follow you on Facebook? I don’t do twitter.

  268. Actually, hot grease should be allowed to sit on a cool part of the back of the stovetop, until it is cooled. It should NEVER be poured down any drain or into any sewer, and I must say, pouring it out on the grass could really be damaging to the grass. It should be poured into the kitchen garbage bag, and on top of paper towels or newspaper. If it is of the shortening variety, then, once it’s cooled, it can be scraped into the kitchen garbage and tossed out with the trash.

  269. Reblogged this on nearlyinspired and commented:
    rules to live by….

  270. Bridget

    Love this! Great reminders, encouraging and truthful without being hurtful. Good stuff!

  271. brainchild

    Thank you. This is beautiful, and hilarious and insightful. I really needed this today, you’ve saved my week.

  272. This is such a great post! Things I’ve said to myself, plenty of times! I’m still holding on to leggings as pants, because well, who got to define what pants are? But seriously…this is the best, “You are worth my words. You are worth my presence. You are worth, and will always be worth, more than just letters on a screen and a broken heart jammed in the crooks of an overflowing inbox.” Thank you thank you thank you!

  273. Laura

    You got it wrong though, it’s tights that are not pants, not leggings. If the 80s taught us anything its that leggings are indeed pants. Thanks for #17, that’s the best one on this list!

  274. Valerie

    “you are breaking the heart of girl you don’t even know without ever really meaning to. ” Now now now, lets put the blame where it belongs, you are WITH someone who is INTENTIONALLY breaking the heart of someone he is supposed to love and loves him! If that doesn’t say enough about him, not much else will.

  275. I read it, and then re-read it, and then shared it with everyone I know. I LOVE this piece. Your words are truly inspiring. Rock on!

  276. Richard Chesick

    Wait. Is everyone who reads this automatically worthy of respect for having read it? I’m pretty sure it’s going to be read by some people who are terrible human beings.

  277. Nicely written! A lot of it is even good advice for men. :) I do think #5 and #14 are slightly contradictory. If there is a person you want to be, then you should, as you state in #5, set goals to be that person. It’s possible to change and be the person you want. But I agree that it doesn’t happen overnight, and while you should never rest on your laurels, it’s okay to be patient with yourself too. :) Just my two cents worth. :)

  278. Reblogged this on Ambrosia and commented:
    Well said.

  279. Reblogged this on My Side and commented:
    Well, I’ll the post do all the talking

  280. #4 is so, so true. Loved this whole article.

  281. rahog

    very inspiring! so glad i read this.

  282. #25 spoke to me the most. Thank you so much for helping me to make a decision that I needed to make for almost a decade!.

  283. Reblogged this on sogugu and commented:
    The minute I started reading this on Kerry’s Blog, I felt inspired. Especially because today is one of those days when I realized that I have grown up enough to take calculated risks which promise good returns in the future. I have waited so long to get here. And this is something which left me feeling sufficiently rejuvenated.
    Thanks!

  284. jill889

    Reblogged this on Sparkle with Style and commented:
    Hannah has shared this with style! I love it and want to share! ThankYou Hannah Brencher! You are inspiring!

  285. Reblogged this on Audacious Adventurer and commented:
    Be bold! Be You!

  286. jordanaholley

    Reblogged this on Wild & Free and commented:
    Nothing I ever write could compare to the practical life truths of this post. Read this. Embrace it. Live it.

  287. 7 months later and I just finally stumbled on to this post full of all sorts of amazingness. Thank you for this. You’re a rockstar.

  288. Lena

    Eye opener and words I couldn’t put together is being express from this article.

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  291. Gina A.

    Great advice. Love it.

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  294. This is wonderful! I’ve included this in my biweekly links roundup post. You can view that here if you want: http://mckellasawyer.com/link-magic-1182013-2/
    Thanks for your wisdom and wonderful writing :)

  295. Vitamins. Pure vitamins for the soul. Whew. Needed to read something really good. Thanks!

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  297. Reblogged this on Kathryn Christie and commented:
    I absolutely love this.

  298. 26. Your daddy will someday leave you, and it could be at any time, so hug him as long and as hard as you can, because this is what you will remember the most. His amazing hugs.

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  304. Kate Cawley

    I really loved everything that you had to say. I was sad tonight and couldn’t sleep I had re posted this a while ago so I could read it and then just never got to it. I finally read it tonight and all of your words are so very true and right that it has made me realize that I owe someone an apology from this summer…I’m surely not perfect in anyway. I have always hated it when anyone has ever said mean things about me without getting to know me and I did just the same and of course never gave it a second thought. Thak you for your words each and every one of them went straight to my heart. This is something that I will re-read many times. P.S. tuna and BBQ…Awesome!
    Thank you so very much
    Sincerely,
    Kate from Texas

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  306. Hannah, you are absolutely lovely! What a great article – though I’m a first-time visitor so I’m blown away by ALL your content! I re-blogged this on my blog (http://cynicalliz.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/25-things-every-woman-needs-to-know-re-blog/) – hope that’s OK and wanted to make sure to give you credit. Keep being amazing!

    Liz

  307. Kate

    THIS IS A FABULOUS POST! I feel like every 20 something needs to read this! Great job!!

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  309. necessarilyepyc

    Reblogged this on epycnecessary and commented:
    Take note ladies! The advices are all good :)

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  312. Would have been nice without the “you aren’t being cute if you don’t dress in a way that I agree with” part. How about you don’t wear leggings if you don’t think they count as pants, and you also don’t thinly veil your insults as fashion advice towards anyone who doesn’t? The rest of the “inspirational” quotes felt pretty meaningless when one of the tags and main points seems to be policing how other people dress.

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  314. Rachel

    Can we be best friends, please?

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