If I were a young woman now I'm not sure I would cope...
...with all the things that you have; the opportunities, the technology.
I'd like to think it could be a world of pleasure.
But I fear instead it would only be a world of pressure.
Pressure to be the perfect mother, the perfect wife, the perfect friend.
Pressure to be successful; a boss, a leader.
If I had my time again I wouldn't create a "to do" list - I'd create a "to don't do" list.
I'd give myself the time to indulge in the things that I now understand are the most important.
What I wouldn't give to extend those goodnight kisses instead of moaning about having to get up early in the morning.
Oh, what I wouldn't give for another second of cuddling my babies before they became too big to hold.
What I wouldn't give for 5 more minutes on the dance floor while my legs were still strong enough to carry me.
And this isn't about stopping our fight for equality.
Mine was a generation who burnt their bras!
But we were never in danger of burning out.
No, this is simply about you as a human being.
There's the most important word - 'being'.
Being lost in the Moment.
Being at peace with the world.
Being kinder to myself.
Being kinder to others.
Being able to let go and being proud to do so.
Believe me, if I were a young woman now, I'd spend more time 'being' - not 'doing'.