If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t drink, or smoke. I’d go to class, and do my homework. I’d take up gymnastics, or hockey, and go up mountains every weekend. If I could turn back time, I’d be healthy.
But that’s the way my life went (and I still got a masters, despite it all).
I can’t change the past, whether I’d want to or not. But I can change my now, and by George I am. I am doing everything I ever dreamed of (and I walked up some Scottish hills before my illness got more debilitating).
Do I have regrets? Sure I do. But my life isn’t about what happened in the past. It is a journey after all, and I wouldn’t appreciate now, and be so sure of where I want to go, if I hadn’t have had those experiences.
How has your past changed your present, and are you on your way to where you want to be now?