This week's Scrapbrats prompt is "I wish I knew then what I know now......"
I read the prompt last night and decided to sleep on it. (Aside from the fact that my 2 year old was up till MIDNIGHT bouncing off the walls for no known reason!)
Ok, onto the topic...
I thought long and hard and honestly, there's nothing that I would have done or would have wanted to do differently or change if I had today's knowledge 'back then'.
We all move along our timelines accumulating bits and pieces of wisdom and knowledge at a certain pace. If we are wise beyond our years (considerably that is)then the manner in which we move along our timeline would be greatly affected, thus not allowing us to learn certain necessities along the way.
For example, I wonder how many of you will take this prompt and write about ill-fated love. The heartbreaks and love lessons we have suffered are parts of life's lessons. Perhaps if we knew the outcome of a relationship BEFORE we experienced it, maybe it would have kept us from entering that relationship and learning something crucial. Yeah, we get our feelings hurt, heart broken and all that NORMAL stuff, but there are other aspects to the relationship that may have been one of life's great lessons.
I am fortunate to not have anything really 'icky' that bothers me about my past. I enjoy the learning process and think of my life as one huge science experiment. I enjoy going along at my own pace, picking up bits and pieces of knowledge and experience along the way.
I wouldn't change a thing.