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What I Would/Wouldn't Change

January 30th, 2011 at 06:28 pm

This is a tricky topic I think. I have evolved to the point I view life as a journey. I'd like to think I have learned from my mistakes and grown because of them. If I could undo those mistakes, wouldn't I just make different, similar mistakes? Probably. Wink

But if I could go back to some earlier date and change things, first and foremost, I would love myself more. I am certain I would make better choices as a direct result. I know I would have stood up for myself more.

I love my children. I wouldn't have them if I hadn't made the mistake of marrying their father, so I don't want to undo that.

I finished my BS last June, though I started working on it in the fall of 1985. If I could go back, that 20 year old me would stay in college full time, even if it meant living in my car.

I'm very happy with my life now. I feel that I walked a long, difficult road to get here. I love myself now, that wasn't always true. I have made peace with the disfunction in my original family. I am comfortable in my own skin.

3 Responses to “What I Would/Wouldn't Change”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You are old enough to appreciate what you have and what challenges and struggles you went through to get where you are...sometimes those hard times are the best teachers. Congrats on finishing your degree and planning for the future! It sounds like your children are a perfect example of something good coming from something that wasn't a good experience. I like your positive way of looking at things.

  2. Savings Queen Says:

    I love your positive attitude. I know what you mean about working hard and going through twists and turns but that it somehow works out very well in the end. Also, you are so right about the importance of loving yourself...we are with ourselves more than anyone else so we had better love ourselves! Congrats on getting your degree!!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My mom did something similar - she started her degree right out of high school (late 60's) then went back and finished it in the early 90's and went on to her Masters in early 2000's.

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