From what I’ve seen, most people have done this as a letter to your 13 year old self. I’m not going to. This isn’t meant to be at all offensive to anyone but having read my friends 16 year old self post (along with a few others at the time) and having had a conversation amoung friends about a similar letter for an 18 year old self, I think I’d just find it all a little too cliché. There has been happiness and there has been sadness but that’s life.
The topic is technically “if I could talk to my 13 year old self, what would you say?”
I could show my massively geeky side by waffling on about glitches in the space-time continuum, or creating a paradox or any other nonsense. But its not really that.
While still a little cliché, I genuinely believe that every single little thing that has happened in my life, has brought me to this point. Would I change things? Of course. But technically one small change in my past, could cause a million changes in my future. I could end up without my two daughters for a start – a thought I find unbearable. Of course I could be married to a millionaire, look like a supermodel and have my Dream Job (see yesterday’s post… j/k).
Life may not be perfect, I might want to change a hundred things in my past, present or future, but I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t dare risk altering some of the amazingly great things that have happened to me, the family I have, the friends I’ve made and so on. I control my future… to some extent at least. While I often feel old, I know I’m only 33 (nearly 34) and I have plenty of time to sort out the issues in my life.
What would I say to my 13 year old self? The same thing I would say to most people, to myself even now some days.
Live it. Love it. Hate it. Deal with it. Suck it up. That’s life…
As my kids often tell me, “that’s not fair, Mummy” and as I often reply “life isn’t fair, may as well learn it now”. Things happen. Shit happens. Whether or not you believe things happen for a reason, life certainly just happens. Take control of it, or don’t. Only you can decide. Life is there for the living. No-one gets out alive.