If I Could Time Travel…

Having recently turned a milestone age, (everyone seems to know what that means), I was idly wondering what I would do differently if I had to do it all over again, knowing what I know now. Here’s my list of top things I wish my older self could have told my younger self over the years. Some of these are probably advice that other (famous) people have already said, and I have absorbed. But the haircut one is original!

  1. Nobody is worth losing your dignity over
  2. Shit happens. You have no control over it most of the time. But grace is something you do have control over. Use it. Especially when shit happens.
  3. Anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself just to make you feel bad is usually doing it because they feel bad about themselves
  4. If it ever comes down to being kind or being right, always choose kindness
  5. Never be so much available to someone that you aren’t available for yourself
  6. Believe in unicorns and fairy dust. And Santa. And the tooth fairy. And story telling.
  7. Never get a haircut when you’re feeling like you have no control over anything in your life. Guaranteed you’ll regret it the next day
  8. Don’t let yourself get too hungry when you have two toddlers. You will end up eating their food.
  9. Never argue with an idiot
  10. Your driver’s license picture or passport picture will never look good enough. Deal with it.
  11. Every thought that crosses your mind doesn’t need to see the light of day. Some will do better to die in the dark.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Indu
    Jul 21, 2015 @ 11:16:40

    So true Srilatha … so true … and I have battled nearly all of them..

    Liked by 1 person


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