Jen Boulden

City chick turned country cowgirl

41, Saint Ynez Valley, CA


“Dear Younger Self,

You know that point in the movie when the main character lets down the veil and confesses what they really feel and how they really want to live? Well, that’s because we get so wrapped up in conducting our lives how we think we should, which really translates into living our lives to satisfy the expectations of others.

So my advice would be this: Live your life for yourself, and others will either adapt, move on, or adore you for it. It has taken me 40 years to realize this, and it feels pretty darn good, I tell ya!

And by the way, at the end of the day, no one really cares that much about how you live your life. It’s YOUR life. Truly. Own it.