This week I am linking up again with Becky to talk about what I would do if I could turn back time. I am not one of those people who has no regrets. I mean yes, I believe everything has brought me to were I am today, which I would not change for the world, but if I could turn back time, I would definitely do a few things differently.
I would start with my childhood. I would eat healthier and be more active. I was a shy kid with pretty low self esteem who was a little chubbet and in high school when my parents got divorced it got out of control and my self esteem was at an all time low. As soon as I got moving the weight began to shed and today I am pretty active, but still do not have the best eating habits. I am trying to do better for my kids, but have a ways to go on my eating habits. As an adult and mother, I know these things need to be instilled in a child, because this gives them the foundation to continue a healthy lifestyle so my kids being active and enjoying treats in moderation is very important to me.
Secondly, I would not waste time crying and thinking life was over with my high school boyfriend. I knew from the beginning he was bad news and why as a teenager I thought we were in love and I could "change" him I have no idea. It was ok I finally- years later- grew up and gained my confidence and said goodbye to a bad situation, but I definitely wasted some good years on that whole situation. I would love my daughter (and son) to now that the person you are by 25 is sooo much different than who you are at 16 or 18 to not cry and think life is over when you have a break up or to move too fast with a boyfriend/girlfriend because there life is just beginning and more than likely this is not the person they are destined to be with, it is just a lesson for them to go through so they can ultimately end up with the "right person".
Now, let's talk college. I would definitely recommend going away to college, doing a semester over seas and taking out as little student loans as possible. I would tell my kids to have fun, but not too much fun, because what they get out of college is going to take them through life and to make the big bucks (if that is what they want of course) the world is a very very competitive place.
Oh man, if I could turn back time I would have definitely NOT have tried to be too independent and buy that house when I was 22. This is by far my biggest mistake! Rent as long as you can, when you are young things can change so fast, you can get a great job opportunity, want to move near a friend, meet a guy and fall in love. You just never know so do not try to be too independent too early. Save your money and rent. Enjoy not being tied down!
If I could turn back time, these are the major things I would do differently. What about you?