Hmmm if wishes were horses, I’d have an entire stable, may be even a race course – ha!
Then again, may be not!
But if I had to live my life over again, I guess I would rewire my brain and live it more from my brain than my heart. It would have saved me a lot of heartache. But here I am ambivalent about this thing. If I belonged to the calm and rational breed of humans, I would not be me. I would not have pushed the very first boy who tried to kiss me into the river. The next boy who mustered enough courage to do that came along a good two years later. Maybe he was taking swimming lessons all that time!
If I had to live my life over again, I would have never tried to grow my hair long. You know how it is, Indian women and long hair. My hair is thin and in its short avatar it has bounce and curls. In its long avatar it is limp, lifeless and does not suit my face. I have years of sucky photos that I am too embarrassed to even look at!
I would have exercised. Yes, I would have!
I may have not married the man I did … but then again, we did have fun in the beginning and have two lovely sons. And the hurt, the pain led to me becoming the person I am. Bad choices are not really bad. They are a very harsh and steep learning curve and make you find courage and strength you never knew you had. My marriage gave me strength wisdom and mellowed me down. I am a much better person because of it.
I may have been kinder to younger siblings … but they were such whiny snoopy irritating little pests, and it was fun lording over them, until they grew into tall strapping boys and bashed the shit out of me. It was fun while they were little. So, li’ll brothers I do not regret bossing you 😛
I would have started writing much earlier. During the years spent working and raising the kids single handed, I did not write. And if I did, it was a whiny nasty diary … a complete bitch-fest! I wish I had started writing much earlier. Writing is fun, it is something that makes me happy.
Yes, so if I had to live my life over again, I would not change my choices, I would not want to be anyone other than me. But the exercising and the writing …. That I would change.
And yes – the hair cut
Yes, this is another GBE2 Prompt
WEEK #56 (6-10-12 to 6-16-12): If I Had My Life to Live Over…