If you had the chance to travel back in time, to give yourself some advice or encouragement, what would the advice be, and at what age would you be traveling back to, to give this advice?
I am not talking about traveling back and giving yourself some tips on the stock market or lottery numbers to pick. Something more real than that-you can’t change your life-just the way that you perceived things at a particular venture.
Example- I would go back to when my first son was alive, I would tell myself to stop putting off things that I wanted to do-like taking more pictures of him and I together-because there is no guarantee that when you have the time and money, you will still have a chance. I would go back an tell myself to stop doubting myself and be who I am, because it doesn’t really matter what people think-most tend to drift in and out of our lives anyway. I would tell myself-things are going to suck for awhile, and you will feel like you are suffocating and nothing will ever get better, but hold onto your faith, and find comfort in it; things will become easier and you will once again see things clearly. I would encourage myself to allow people in and continue to be kind & optimistic, attempting to be anything other-doesn’t work out for me.
How about you? What time would you go back to, to help yourself out, what would you say to yourself?
I would go back and tell my high school self that she would be okay!! (I was so insecure) That she shouldn't put off college, but she should GO! I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with my life so I vascillated until I ended up married instead. LOL. I loved raising my kids, but today a degree would help me out alot!
I would tell myself to be more choosy in who I marry. I would tell myself to look for someone more like I want to be and not someone I just depend on. I would also tell myself to always be true to myself and do what ever is best for me and my kids first and formost.
Great question! I would go back to my teen years and tell myself to not look at boys until I was much older. I wasted a lot of time chasing them instead of getting the most out of my education. It took me some 30 years to graduate from college after all of my children finished their degrees. It would have helped our family immensely if I had been able to work in a job that paid more than minimum wage.
I would tell myself first to go to college, not the Marines, blowing stuff up was only fun for a little while then they started shooting back. Second I would tell myself to take the red pill this time not the blue one, NEO was wrong.
I would go back to tell myself not to be afraid, don't be shy, just go for it. Be more active, light into that bully in school, forget about the trouble you'll get into. Go to College sooner. Don't be afraid of boys, your the one who's holding all the cards. Just be more bold, and do what you want. Live life fully.
Well, looking back on my high school years I would go back to tell myself to have more confidence and take more risks in regards to participating in more activities, and getting to know people better. Because I was really shy in high school. Really looking back, I didn't have anything to lose but pride, but there is so much to be gained by taking chances.
Stop listening to your depressed mother; you CAN reach the stars, all you have to do is dream and work hard toward your goals. And go to school with a vengeance while you have that $$ to go. (Of course I didn't and now I regret THAT move.)
Okay, if we're going to talk stock, I would have begged borrowed and stolen to buy stock in the IPO of Genentech back in the mid 80's. I remember telling my boss at the time that "this company's going to go places." Another one that caught my eye in the IPO was "Boston Chicken" now "Boston Market." Google, Apple, WHO KNEW?!
@ my 13-year-old self I would say, "You'll be great, You don't have to be a product of your situation" I overcame sure enough but I beat myself up over minor things and things I couldn't control wasted energy.
I would go back to a specific day in my early 20's and I would tell her that I loved her with all my heart and that my whole world revolved around her and that living without her was not living at all. And I would hold her close and never, ever let her go.
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