Friday, December 14, 2012

Coffee Chat

"If you could travel back in time,
what are 3 things that you know now that you would tell your younger self"
I really like this topic. Even though I try to live with no regret there are definitely a few things I wish I would have known or "maybe" done differently when I was younger.
  • I would tell myself to take that risk or chance, even if it is not part of the plan. Even now I can benefit from this advice because I have always been too afraid of any Big Change.
  • I would tell myself to continue with college. I knew pretty early on that I wanted to be an Architect. I took 2 years of drafting courses in high school and attended ITT Tech immediately after. Two weeks after I graduated with my Associates degree I got "this" very job that I am still at. At first I thought I would work for a bit (I WANTED a break from school) but I never went back.
  • Lastly, this is going to sound super silly BUT I would tell myself to smile more often and "mean" it, especially in pictures. My BFF has been telling me this for years, and I have only taken it seriously when my husband also said it some time last year. Monica would ask "why don't you smile in pictures" and I would say "I am smiling". But then my husband said "it's true, you don't smile" and I got kind of sad, because I definitely don't want people (mostly my son) to look back at pictures and think I was unhappy.

What 3 things would YOU tell your younger self?
Today I'm linking up with Alissa from Rags to Stitches


  1. I really like this topic too. I can totally relate to your first one I try to tell myself that I only live once and just go for it!

  2. I participated in the coffee date link up as well! I can relate to your second entry. I took a break from college after my son was born promising myself I'd go back... 8 years later and I still have't gone back :(

    I agree with number 1 as well. I think that's something I need to do. Take a risk. You only have one life. It's better to regret trying than not trying at all, right?

  3. I would tell myself to worry less, plan less, and ENJOY life more. I have always been a planner.