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Old 09-17-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
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Question Life to do over

What is one part of your life that you'd like to do over?
With me, I would love to do my school years over. Oh, how I wasted those years. It just seemed that I didn't care and nobody else did either. What a waste. I am trying to make up for it now.


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Old 09-17-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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My twenties, I'd start from my 20th birthday, I wouldn't marry my ex, I'd travel, I'd realise just how strong and independent I am, and really value those years.

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Old 09-17-2006, 09:46 AM   #3
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I would go back & change my major in college form Early Childhood Development to Culinary Arts. But then again, I don't even know if I would really do that, I throughly enjoyed my major but it hasen't been as useful as I thought it would be.
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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I wouldn't change a thing...

Sure, I made mistakes, plenty of mistakes. However, my life now is a direct result of those mistakes and the successes, too. If I was to have done something differently, I would not have my children, would not have been married to a wonderful man for close to twenty years, would not be with the wonderful man I am now with, would not have the friends and associates I have, and most importantly, I'd not have the memories of living all these years with these wonderful people.

I cannot wish or long for something I don't know, so I am so very pleased with what I have and wake every day hoping it continues.
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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I don't think there's anything I would do differently. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. This comes both good and bad. We may not understand the reason for something until many years later or never. We also may not like the reason even when we know it. However, all these experiences have made me the strong person I have become. Sort of like tempering steel. Because of some of my experiences, I have done and accomplished things I never would have imagined when I was younger.

From a bad first marriage I learned to rely on myself and was able to quite nicely take care of myself and my three young children. I felt this was some accomplishment because, by the time I split from my ex, he had eroded my self esteem and confidence down to nothing. He had 10 years to work on me and nearly did a complete job.

I've been with my present husband for just over 30 years and he is the complete opposite from my first husband. He's my biggest cheerleader and says I can do anything I set my my mind to. Instead of feeling stifled as I did before,I feel nurtured and I've blossomed as a result.

Sometimes I wish I'd married my present husband first but, then, I wouldn't have the wonderful children I had with my first husband. They're awesome big people with families of their own now.

Everything in life is an adventure and we never know where the road is going to take us.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 09-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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I would have spent a lot more time with my Dad. I would spend a lot more time getting to know him, talking to him, learning what made him tick.
My parents got divorced when I was young and due to circumstances, I really didn't have that opportunity. Now it's too late.
I won't make the same mistake with my children.
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Old 09-17-2006, 02:28 PM   #7
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If I had my life to do over I would have not married my ex-husband. As for the rest of my life I am very happy with it.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #8
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I would have taken that last opportunity to talk to my momma, instead of telling her that I was okay.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #9
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I would study horticulture and develop onions without those pesky little skins and celery with no strings. I hope someone does so in my lifetime. There are probably a few things I would do differently, but most of it was good or taught a lesson I needed.
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #10
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Like Katie, I wish I had met and married my second husband first.

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