If you could go back in time, would you do everything the same?

Years pass and we learn from our mistakes or let them take us down. But, would we make those mistakes again if we knew then what we know now.

My husband and I talked about our past today and he asked me if I knew then, when we got together, what I know now, 4 years in, would I do it all the same.

Because he would….

I would…but I wouldn’t… I can’t say for sure that my 16-17 year old self would decide to be with him if I knew what all it took to get to where we are today. But, if I could talk to my younger self I’d tell her to do it but take her time.

I would be a parent to myself and tell her to take her time and figure out who she was before getting serious with a young man. I would tell her to learn more about her spouse and set boundaries to prevent the worst outcomes and gain mutual respect. I’d tell her to live on her own before moving in with her boyfriend and becoming a mother.

Love has no time limit so I’d tell her to really take the time to grow love and not rush to be a wife and mother before she got a chance to be herself.

If you could go back in time and re-do something what would it be and why?

If you could give advice to your younger self what would it be?

21 thoughts on “If you could go back in time, would you do everything the same?

    • For me the question only regarded my relationship with my husband but if it were my whole life I don’t know. I might’ve been like you and just wanted to erase it all. At least your hopes would be high for the best outcome.

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  1. Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes am amazed at how life has turned out. Nothing is exactly what I had planned. The only thing I’m glad that changed is who I am, my values and my interests.

    Fast forward to today, I moved to a new city. Most importantly I gave my life to Christ and got connected to a powerful ministry that is doing great things. I never thought of myself as living a mundane life and trying to stick to plans. Nonetheless to sum up what I learned, a new perspective on life. And if I could go back and give my younger self a piece of advice, here’s what I would tell her: everything that has happened is apart of God’s purpose and destiny for my life. Without the mistakes and failures, you would never have learned the valuable lessons. Without the heartaches, you wouldn’t have met the amazing man of God you are in a relationship with now. Without the pain and tears, you would have never grown. Once you understand this–you will really embrace Romans 8:28. You will not dwell on disappointments or have regrets. But rather, you will seem them as opportunities–only those who are kingdom minded can understand this so don’t let anything or anyone take your focus off God. Don’t stress or feel like you will never make it in life. God has a dynamic purpose for your life, you are just a work in progress!

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    • Wow…I think you should tell others the same as you would have told your past self. I know that I have had many moments, and still do, where I dwell on the past and get depressed over disappointments and things I cannot control. I wish someone would have told me that growing up. But, I’m glad you mentioned it now.

      Thank you for commenting and giving words for thought.

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      • I share some of that on many of my blog posts. Whenever you have the time I invite you to look through and I hope you are encouraged as you read my blog posts.

        Thank you for this thought provoking post.

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      • I actually do look through your posts..although it is at random times. I try to keep up with what everyone posts but it isn’t always easy to read and comment thoroughly as I’d like to with a busy baby. I’ve been trying to to the best of my abilities to keep the community with everyone, you included, I enjoy talking to you guys. (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy or cliche because I’m being 100% genuine)

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