Friday, May 13, 2011


So Blogger was down yesterday. Unfortunately it chose not to go down until right after I finished typing my latest post. As soon as I hit the "publish" button, it decided that it wasn't going to work anymore for that day. Everything I had written was gone. Needless to say, I was rathered annoyed--partly for the wasted time- mostly because of the finished project that was never going to be seen.
I had it in my mind that if it didn't save in drafts then I wasn't going to redo it. Then I started to wonder, if it wasn't worth re-doing, why did I do it in the first place?
There are so many things I've done in my life that are not worth re-doing. Some things I would do again but in a slightly different way. And of course, there are things certain things in my life I would never change.

If I could have a do-over, I would never:
1. perm my hair
2. color my hair
3. wear white eyeliner
4. join the middle school band
5. date ALL through my teen years
6. drink that entire bottle of Boon's Farm
7. eat that can of "olives"
8. beat my little sister with a pair of blue jeans (long story)
9. take part in 99% of any argument I have ever been in (Ask yourself: have you ever settled ANYTHING with an argument?)
10. take the FRG leadership position lol
11. make promises I knew I couldn't keep
12. say yes to things I knew I wasn't sure I wanted to do
13. take my anger/aggitation out on my children, my spouse, my friends, myself...

Instead I would have:
1.2. embraced the hair that God had given me
3. bought some nail polish--crazy makeup is more forgivable if it is on your fingers and not your face
4. joined the choir instead of following the crowd
5. spent time finding myself instead of looking for a temporary boyfriend (Man, I hope I can teach that to Sammi!)
6. spent a few extra bucks on good beer lol
7. read the label
8. put the jeans in a donate box...or in the trash...or really anywhere but her face
9. acted under the instructions of James 1:19 (quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry)
10. run away :)
11. taken the chance that saying no and hurting someone temporarily would be better than really disappointing them and devaluing my word in the future
12. repeat #11 and add that I need to take my own wants and needs into account sometimes too
13. Prayed

I know that every wrong turn I've made has led me to where I am now. Every mistake I've made has turned me into a smarter, stronger, kinder, more patient person. But I guess the ride down could have been a little less bumpy if I would have had a few do-overs.

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