If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
My daughter’s version of this lesson is, “I don’t want to be sitting in my rocking chair when I’m 80 saying I wish I would have…”
And with that she would be off on a new adventure in a new part of the world. Traveling Daughter tells a bit of her story. She was very wise at a very young age. She was daring at a young age. She wanted to experience life, and she did. She still does.
I was a pretty typical child of the 50s and 60’s and took a very traditional life-path. High School. College. Job. Marriage. Kids.
40 years later I decided that old rocking chair was getting uncomfortable, and it was time to take some risks. I do not have regrets about the choices that I made in my life. I would not be the person I am today if I had made different choices. And I’m pretty comfortable with who I am. But I have learned a few things along the way (and hope I continue learning!).
You have learned, too. And I would like to know what you have learned.
If you could send a post card back to a younger you, what would you say? What lesson would you share? What bit of wisdom would have made your journey more fulfilling? Less painful? More fun?
What would you write on that postcard? 100 words or less.
I know that there is a lot of wisdom out there, please share yours.