This morning as I was driving to work, an old song came on the radio.
You know those songs that take you back to a time of your life and make you feel like it was yesterday? This song is one of those.
So what is it? Low by Flo Rida. (what can I say…I like my rap…shorty had them applebottom jeans….)
As I was listening, I thought about how much life has changed the last few years and especially how I have changed as a person. I couldn’t help but look back to that time of my life and think “If I knew then, what I know now”….
- I would’ve spent more time thinking about others, and less time thinking about myself
- I would’ve appreciated what I had, instead of obsessing over what I didn’t
- I would’ve been more thankful for my parents and everything they did for me
- I wouldn’t have put up with a boss that talked down to me
- I would’ve spent less money on materialistic items, and donated it instead
- I wouldn’t have dated that a-hole
- I would’ve drank more water, and less wine
- I would’ve taken more cabs
- I would’ve stood up for myself more
- I would’ve been happier with my appearance
- I would’ve payed better attention in my MBA classes
- I would’ve spent more time with my friends that deserved my time, and less with those that didn’t
- I wouldn’t have tolerated a boyfriend that didn’t take me seriously (different dude than the one above)
- I wouldn’t have been such a slacker with my running
- I would’ve tried to meet more people and branch out
- I would’ve volunteered more
- I would’ve been more accepting of people
- I would’ve been healthier
- I wouldn’t have wasted tears over things and people that didn’t deserve my tears
- I would’ve said yes to a date with my now husband two and a half years sooner
And those are just a few of things I would do differently now.
But I will tell you this – I regret none of these decisions. Because without these decisions, I would not be the person I am today. I am a firm believer that our mistakes teach us lessons and make us better people. I know mine certainly have.
Today I am thankful for all that I have and the person I have become.
And while my early 20’s were awesome – please do not make me go back 🙂
P.S. I am impressed that Flo Rida could make me think so deep.