Kat over on Mama's Losin' It is doing a writer's workshop. One of the prompts was "If you could do it over again..." This one got me thinking. Of course, that's what it was meant to do. I know it's cliche, but for the most part I wouldn't do it over again. I would leave everything the way that it was since everything I've done so far has made me the person I am today. That's what I'm supposed to say, right?
There are some things I might possibly have done a little differently.
I would have been nicer to my sister when we were kids.
I would have gone to class in high school instead of skipping.
I would have taken that high school photography class a little more seriously.
I would have studied more, and been a better student. Not to say I was a bad student, I just could have been a much better student. I could have been honor roll material. At the time I didn't want to apply myself, I was lazy.
I would have gone on a date with that dorky boy in college that I was too embarrassed to talk to in public. Sometimes dorky boys end up as rich men.
I would have moved to NYC for a few years after college. My roommate and I talked about it constantly, but never made it a reality.
I might even have done a semester abroad. I hear so many stories from people that did and what a great experience they had.
I would have taken that college photography class a little more seriously.
I would have majored in photography/design.
I would have gone to visit my great grandmom that Friday night instead of putting it off until another day. There wasn't another day for her.
I would have had a big red bouquet on my wedding day, instead of the bouquet of white roses that I thought I wanted.
I would have done everything I could have to put us in a position financially to allow me to stay home with my children. At the same time, I would still want to send my kids to the school they are in now. They are learning far more than I could ever have taught them myself.
I might have given one of said kids a different name. Maybe even the (wrong) name I called her by no less then 5 times in her first 3 months of life.
All of those aside, there are things I wouldn't change for the world. I love my life and all the things that have made me the person I am today. I love my husband, my children, my family and the people in my life and if changing something way back when, would mean life didn't lead me to them then I wouldn't change a thing.