Thursday, August 5, 2010

If I Could Do It Over Again...

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.

Mama's Losin' It


The Literary Lioness said...

The important thing is that you are in the right place today. You are very lucky.

Visiting from Mama Kat!

Lauren Alberts said...

Totally agree with way to many of those! following you from mamakat, great post. :)


Making It Work Mom said...

Beautiful Post!

Gwen said...

I would totally have saved for my dream wedding instead of doing what I could so fast. :) XOXO

Beth Zimmerman said...

Don't have much time tonight but I wanted to come by to follow, and like, and subscribe, and grab your button while I was thinking about it! :) It was nice to meet you!

Jules said...

Great post and it is definitely interesting to think about what we would have done differently. I can certainly agree with spending more time with loved one’s as well as traveling more.

It sounds like you’re very happy with the way things turned out and that is so important!

mommy said...

Beautiful post! I absolutely love everything you wrote and it's so true too everything happens for a reason we can't change things in the past because it made us who we are today.

New follower can't wait to read all your posts!