Saturday, November 10, 2007

Lessons Learned

If I were to die tomorrow what lessons have I learned that I would want to pass to my children? How would I have lived life differently. In no particular order:

1. I would never have started smoking. Even though I do not smoke now I wonder what damage I did before.

2. I would have stayed in college the first time. That would have been a hard road to navigate but would have been worth it.

3. I would have recognized that my 'majors' were not lucrative careers. You can only go so far in French and Comparative Literature.

4. I would have invested my money earlier.

5. I would have never quit the track team on the first day.

6. I would have thought harder about vegetarianism.

7. I would have travelled more while in Europe.

8. I would have worked harder to stay in touch with my sister. We are in touch now, but how many years/experiences did I miss out on.

9. I would have worn sunscreen more.

10. I would have exercised more as a teenager.

11. I would have judged less.

12. I would have put myself in the number one position, no matter what.

Granted, you cannot live life again. And you shouldn't mourn the past. But to recognize lessons learned- now that is worthwhile.

Lessons Learned:
  • Exercise
  • Respect yourself
  • Beware of toxins that enter your system, both physically and socially
  • Be nice
  • Money does matter
  • Carpe Diem


Anonymous said...

I agree with all those! I'd also add don't drink a bunch of Tequilla and get a tattoo of a lizard in Mexico LOL!

Niki said...

Melissa! Ha! that is too funny. Where is that lizard anyway????