Do you ever wish you could go back and tell your past self things that you now know? Jump in your time-traveling machine, zip back to 1988, and tell yourself that your bangs really do NOT need to be 8 inches high? Or that layering two pairs of socks and tight-rolling your jeans will NEVER be cool?
True, if we hadn’t gone through everything we have in our lives, we would probably not be the people we are today, but I know everyone has a few little things they would do differently if they were given the chance.
*I wish that I would have stuck with athletics longer than 7th grade. I was in gymnastics and dance in the early years, then volleyball and basketball through early junior high. In 7th grade, I moved from Billings to Salt Lake City and was uber-shy and didn’t pursue activities after that. This is huge for me. I hope my kids don’t make the same mistake. Actually, I tried out for cheerleading TWICE in high school, but once again, my shyness got the best of me and I choked. Yeah, I’m cool like that.
*I wish that I could tell my pregnant self (selves) that it really is NOT okay to eat everything you want for 9 months. The weight does not fall off immediately after giving birth, nor make for a cute pregnancy. I always wanted one pregnancy where I was one of those totally cute preggo girls, you know, the kind where they keep their same, fit bodies, only have the most adorable little sticky-out bellies. If I would have known that getting the weight off would be a huge life struggle, I would have changed my mindset, fast.
*I would tell my younger self that it’s okay to be comfortable with who you are. Don’t let opportunities slip by because you are afraid of failing or what other people may think. You are given one life, live it, and live it to your fullest potential!
I have room in my time-traveling machine for a few more, so hop on in! What are you going to tell YOUR past self?