There isn't anything I would change besides treating my body better (exercise, eating better, no drugs or alcohol). I do regret doing a lot of drugs and always drinking away my nights.
But everything else, I wouldn't change, no matter how much some of the past hurts, because everything brought me to where I am now. I have an amazing life with a wonderful husband and daughter.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
I'd probably change my parents. I'm not the most sociable person and a lot of it can probably be traced back to them. Though there are worse parents out there.
Probably take a different course at uni - retrospectively I chose poorly way back when I was 14-15 deciding what to take and lots of things snowballed off of that initial poor decision and its underlying assumptions that were never really re-examined.
I don't know - if the question is what would you do differently, there's almost nothing. I haven't made very many bad choices. Most of the things I'd change are more to do with changing the sort of person I am. But just going back in time doesn't leave you any better off in that regard - it just gives you a bit more time.
I was going to say I'd make myself more sociable (which probably comes from issues somewhat similar to Nem's), but then I'd have never done Anthropology, never gone to Belize, wouldn't be looking forward to working in national parks/forests.
SO I wouldn't change anything. Sure, I have flaws, but they're my flaws.
As for do differently, well in 3rd grade I wouldn't have told that girl I had a boner, and I would have valued my friendships more.