Tuesday, July 30, 2013

If I could turn back time...

Linking up with Becky again for this weeks 52 weeks of blogging with a purpose.  
Life is so full of moments when you think "Crap, I wish that would have gone differently." From the silly deciding on a route to travel and picking the one that leaves you stuck in traffic to the interactions with people when you say things you probably shouldn't have said, we all wish at some time we could go back and make a different decision. But the thing is, every decision I made lead me to where I am today, so do I really want to change anything?
Truth is, no, I don't. But in the grand scheme of things there are things I wish I could have known that would have made life easier.
If I could turn back time, I'd tell my 7th grade self that it will get better. Seventh grade was a rough one and kids can be class A jerks. I wish I could tell myself that it doesn't matter what those people say it will get better.
I wish I could tell myself to not worry about the heartache after boyfriends #1, #2, #3, and #4. Some of them were amazing, some of them had moments where they were not amazing. Some broke my heart and said things that were not so nice, and I took it hard. Some (okay, one) acted as if I were stupid and treated me as such, and I let it go because I thought they loved me. I wish I could just tell myself to move on, because they were not the one for me and in reality they were wrong.
I wish I could go back and tell myself to spend more time with my grandma. Growing up I lived with her and its not that I took her for granted, but I took for granted the fact that she was there. When she passed away from cancer in 2001 I realized that I would never get the chance to go to bingo with her again, or help weed the garden. I wish I would have taken her up on those offers more. I also wish I would have learned her recipes. That woman could cook, but was horrible at writing down a recipe.
If I could turn back time, I would have done a destination wedding.  So much time and effort, so much stress- I should have just paid to get married in Hawaii. Then whoever wanted to come would come, and I wouldn't have been up till 2AM tying wedding programs. Someone I paid would be doing that, and I would be on a beach drinking something fab with an umbrella.  I loved my wedding, and thought it turned out wonderful. I think if I just knew what I knew now, I'd just do it differently.
If I could turn back time, Id stop a few outfit choices from ever becoming reality.  Just because a trend is popular on celebrities does not mean it should grace the halls of a PA high school. Here's a visual- spandex shorts, oversized t-shirt and knee socks with kisses all over them. Eep.
Overall, I'm thrilled with the way life has turned out- and it really did all worked out in the end. I'm sure if I did this same post in 5 years I would feel the same, but there will probably be more questionable outfit choices in there somewhere. Fashion plate, I am not. However, I have graduated to big kid stores, so hopefully that helps!
What would you do if you could turn back time?

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