I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

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Don’t we all? How much easier would life have been if I had only listened to the things people told me based on the their own experiences about life? Of course I couldn’t really know back then what I know now, but perhaps if I was a little more open-minded … or does God just not pass those out at the early stages of your life?

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All the things I’m going to point out might have to do with what a butterfly effect could be if there is such a thing. Don’t get me wrong. I do love my life, but there might be a couple of things I wish I could have done differently. Like fulfilled my dream as a lawyer or travel much more than I did before I settled down.

What I Wish I Knew As a Teenager

I now tell teens about the importance of education, but I know that only half of those I talk about education with would actually listen to me. I used to get really good grades in school, but I didn’t graduate with honors or high honors. I wish I did, but I didn’t try hard enough.

If I had listened to those wiser than me about the possibilities that good grades could have on my future, I would have really done my best. If I had known how much impact writing codes and web development would have on my life now, I would have tried harder in math so that I could get into a better college.

I had known that 95% of the people I wasted a lot of time with in high school were no longer going to be a part of my life, I would have allocated a little bit more time trying to make less of a mess in my life.

What I Wish I Knew As a Love Sick Single Person

Surely most of you have had love affairs or that special crush or “love” you thought you had that turned into the worst, stomach-wrenching breakup ever. I had quite a few, which turned me into the person I am today. I had the experience of being cheated on, being manipulated, being lied to, being loved, being cared for, being screamed at, being traumatized, and just being stupid.

I wish I had the strength to walk away when I knew things weren’t right. But sadly, love really can be blind. When you’re in love, you tend to dismiss what’s right simply because you’d rather not lose the person you love. I wish I knew then that the reward of respecting myself enough to walk away would have kept me from a lot of pain.

I believe, we all go through challenges in life, because it is the path we’re meant to travel. We are taken into scenarios because it is what we need to learn to grow and become the adults we are meant to be. We are taken through mishaps until we learn the life lessons we need and continue to go through the same mishaps until we truly understand what is meant for us to understand. Life offers a lot of opportunities that eventually lead to happy endings. We just have to make it through the obstacles in order to get there.

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