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If you could turn back the clock, again what would you do differently?

  1. mandybeau profile image56
    mandybeauposted 8 years ago

    I think I would change some aspects of my work, but generally happy with it. Would have never gort married and then divorced.
    Would have secured my money better, so I still had it in it's entirity.
    Would have bought 3 buildings my ex disliked.
    What would you have done differently?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I definitely would have saved my money and never have gotten a credit card.

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, every month I use my credit card m oney for another purpose like a new pair of jeans, and then have to work my butt off, to make it up as I don't like drawing on my savings...... and the interest is horrible.
      By the way love your writing........
      Sharp repartee... Impressed.

    2. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right, every month I use my credit card m oney for another purpose like a new pair of jeans, and then have to work my butt off, to make it up as I don't like drawing on my savings...... and the interest is horrible.
      By the way love your writing........
      Sharp repartee... Impressed.

  3. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    I would have slept with more girls before marriage

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahahahahah Grub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    LOL!  Yeah, that damn credit card they give you in college when you are just 18.  Killer, huh?

    The one actual real thing I would have done differently is to have ended my first long term relationship a lot sooooner.  But there are some things you just don't know about until you've had more experience.

    And I would have traveled more (but I still will) and I would have gotten a PhD (but I still will).

    I think there is time to do what you should have/should DO always--you just have to decide to do it.

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah lita I just add to my quals, when I get the urge..... Unfortunately I don't add to my Credit Card when I get the Urge, I rather get the urge to use the money elsewhere. PHd I was going to do Medicine It is a slippery slope, Phd in Medicine takes eight years, while eight years is B all now, Back then it seemed an eternity.

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I would have travelled sooner
    Gone to teachers college
    Had more babies ( I know that part dont make sense)
    Written a book
    Never started smoking
    Learned to speak Spanish
    Saved more money
    Had a career instead of babies ( Im allowed to change my mind)
    Adopted a foreign baby
    Not let my ex choose the color he painted our old house
    Invented something
    Written a song

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Kiwis can do anything you can still do all those things...................Better decide first Career of the kids, otherwise what the Hell do all those things lol.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Had the kids , three drop dead gorgeous 6ft'ers, tough career too lol

        1. mandybeau profile image56
          mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  6. Kelsey Tallis profile image65
    Kelsey Tallisposted 8 years ago

    I would've flossed more often.

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Flossed yes, and Right I wouldn't have gone to my myopic dentist since age five. All he did was fill and charge fill and charge.

  7. lbtrader profile image58
    lbtraderposted 8 years ago

    i would have taken the money i spent chasing post secondary education and used it to self educate myself in the ways of the world....

    First rule of going to college should be....do you have the mindset to fit in the click once you graduate....if you don't then go it alone.

    Education is not necessarily intelligence....

  8. Aya_Hajime profile image59
    Aya_Hajimeposted 8 years ago

    I would put all of my money into Microsoft stock when it first went public big_smile

  9. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    I  would have studied art and pursued an art career
    and not become a teacher...

    Also  dated different men...

    traveled more...
    not listened to other people..smile

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Stacie Don't study art I did that pick up brushes and use the colour stay naive in style and work till you progress art Tutors hold you back. Plus they usually are drunks, or druggies, mine were all abit challenged as well.

      1. Stacie L profile image91
        Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hey thanks for the advice;i do paint some but am not as confident of my ability yet...

    2. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Stacie Don't study art I did that pick up brushes and use the colour stay naive in style and work till you progress art Tutors hold you back. Plus they usually are drunks, or druggies, mine were all abit challenged as well.

  10. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Mandy about art teachers.  My one professor bragged about how he had no teaching skills and spent the entire time flirting with the pregnant girl in class.  I enjoy just creating art on my own.

    1. Stacie L profile image91
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do enjoy creating art and should not have listened to family who talked me out of it when I was younger
      thanks

  11. Jerry G2 profile image80
    Jerry G2posted 8 years ago

    Well, I feel kind of odd answering this at 28 years old, but I can say there are only three things I'd really change:

    1) I missed an important funeral one time to go back to grad school, and I would definitely reverse that, although it probably would have meant dropping out.

    2) There was a girl, back when I was shy.  So a lot more courage with a 2nd chance.

    3) My gut told me to drop out of grad school after the promised financial aid for my 2nd year was withheld, but I was stupid enough to listen to everyone else.  Four years of hell, bad health due to stress, $50,000 more in debt, and a degree that hasn't gotten me a single job later - I REALLY wish I had trusted my gut.  Won't mistake that again.

    But all in all, I've lived an incredibly exciting and interesting life, especially since I haven't hit thirty yet, so all in all I just don't have much to complain about - but those are my three smile

  12. cindyvine profile image85
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    What would I do differently?  Not trust some people I trusted.

  13. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    One thing I would not have done was spent so much time as a full time teacher.  Finally realized that career path was making me sad and now I have a wonderful job at a library.  Also, I love to write online and Hubpages has opened many doors and ideas to me.

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Teachers say that burns you out. You need to be doing something totally creative, if you are creative like myself and ob viously you. Any 9-5 job just doesn't cut it. Have u thought about self employment????

      1. SweetiePie profile image83
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I write for several websites, so it brings in a little bit of income, but I will have to build upon this.

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    nazishnasimposted 8 years ago

    I'd do something completely outrageous ... like ask God to make me an alien or ... an angel!

  15. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    I'd have jumped out of a plane. I always wanted to try sky-diving but left it too late.

    1. profile image0
      nazishnasimposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to do the same too. Though bungee jumping has my affection more at the moment!

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    itzmylyfposted 8 years ago

    When I got divorced, I would have grown up and kept my son, instead of him going to my ex.
    I wouldn't have gotten married the 2nd time so quickly.
    I would have gone to college. I love all my kids and wouldn't trade them for anything. And I love my husband, too. But I have issues with money and it is causing us problems.

  17. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    I would have grown up without the acute shyness that has held me back and I am sure has often ruined my chances of relationships! Yes, if I could change one thing about myself and one thing only, it would be get rid of my shyness.

  18. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 8 years ago

    I would pay attention to the world around me more.  I hardly have memories of my elementary, high school, and college days.

    I would study veterinary science instead of business administration.

    And I would take Japanese as my foreign language elective in college instead of Spanish. tongue

  19. wittywriter profile image60
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    I would have waited two more years before I married my first husband. I would then had not married my second husband, because I would be still married. Although, if I had not married my second husband, then I would not have my other two boys. I would have never gotten into writing. My first husband never encouraged me, but my second did. Hmmmmm... I guess I would not change a thing. I think things happen for a reason and I have learned a lot about the good and the bad decisions I have made in my life. Thanks for asking that question.

  20. Lady_E profile image80
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    I would have hired a Private Investigator to check the background of the African man I married in the UK.

    Turned out he had a wife with 5 kids  back in Africa. So, Typical!

  21. wittywriter profile image60
    wittywriterposted 8 years ago

    Lady_E that hurts.

  22. Princess Kari profile image57
    Princess Kariposted 8 years ago

    I would have done everything that I could to stop my relationship with my ex from ending

  23. Elynjo profile image58
    Elynjoposted 8 years ago

    I would have spent more time with my late father.

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    dpieratposted 8 years ago

    I definetly would have started a 401K from the very first job I ever had and I would never have touched a dime.  I wish this was something my parents had taught me. I would have been in much better shape.  I would also have not gotten into credit card debt. There is nothing worst than having that hanging over my head. Nothing worse than financial insecurity.   I would have taken my ex-husband's credit report more seriously!

 
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