Sunday, March 17, 2013

Answer Eleven...Advice


Again, I would like to thanks y'all for the questions.  If you have any additional, please feel free to ask away...as it is MARCH (half way through).  If you have questions for my Sir, I'm happy to relay them as well as his response.  
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Ronnie:  If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?

Hmmm...Wow, that 's a fascinating question and I appreciate the opportunity for introspection and retrospection.  Here's the thing.  I can come up with so much advice:

  • Don't worry...
         ...guys will like you
         ...you WILL want to have sex     ...you WILL be sexy
  • Don't do X, you'll be hurt by him.
  • Enjoy what you have with your friends, some may not be alive in 10 years, some in 15.
  • Love completely, you'll loose many.
  • Study...it will be worth it.
  • Don't be friends with X, they will break your heart.
  • Make better financial choices, but know you'll be ok in the end.


But here's the thing.  I've had my share of sadness, stress and worry.  I've lost many people whom I've loved.  I've made huge mistakes and have had huge consequences because of my actions, and others actions.  

But, BUT, would I choose to give myself these words of wisdom? Would I warn myself?  Would I reassure myself so I wouldn't have to go through the feelings that I've gone through?

In short...

NO.  

I would give myself no advice, but maybe a hug.  I think what I've gone through has made me...ME.  I've met Sir and fallen head over heals in love with him.  I've had amazing experiences, found myself, become...ME.  I am strong and capable and able to empathize and sympathize with others.  I can give my children advice.  Life is the ride...enjoy what you can and learn from what you can't, but you might as well be of good cheer where and when possible.

10 comments:

  1. Love this answer and I so agree. I tell my kids..and told my students...make the best choices you can...not all will turn out as you planned...but move on. They make you ...you!
    hugs abby

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  2. Thank you fiona. I agree with your advice and really like your last paragraph.

    Hug,
    joey

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    1. Thanks joey...it's funny - I know I live this with my own offspring now...I want to save them from any hurt or bad experiences, but if I look back at my life, I really learned the most from those experiences.

      hugs,
      fiona

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  3. Fiona, thank you.
    You're right, without all of your experiences where would be you?
    hugs,
    Bas

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    1. The good, the bad AND the ugly :)

      hugs,
      fiona

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  4. Fiona,

    Excellent answer. Thank you. I especially like your last paragraph.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thanks ronnie. I appreciate your comment!!

      hugs,
      fiona

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I appreciate them all and will endeavor to answer EVERY comment if at all possible!

THANK YOU
-fiona