Day 5. If you could start your life over, what three things would you change?
- I would want to be in a tighter knit family. I’m one of 12 kids and it made it harder to connect with my older siblings, especially my brothers. I would want my elders to explain things better to me; life things. I’d prefer not to be left to my own devices but rather to have someone guide me and make me feel special.
- I would have taken voice lessons and learned to play an instrument. I played the cello for a few years but took it for granted at a young age and when I broke my arm, I quit. My mom was so disappointed at the time, and I was so relieved. These days I regret not having that awesome talent.
- Basically, I wish I would have known myself better; had more wisdom at a younger age and not have to learn so many of life lessons the hard way. It’s been a long slow process of “growing up” – I think I’m finally there or getting close to where I feel comfortable in my own skin and and standing firmly on both my feet, on my own. I just wish this could have been me in my 20’s rather than in my 40’s. Hey, at least I evolved at all, right? Right.