Tuesday 10


This weeks prompt?

10 things you wish you knew 10 years ago.

Oh boy.

I am 28 now so I was 18...wow.

If I'm completely accurate, I was half way through my first semester of University.

Just for reference, this is me circa 10 years ago with my dear friends Pam and Elissa.
Yeah...we were "those" kids.

1. I wish I had known that the boy I was "in love" was as naive as I was when it came to
being high school sweethearts.

2. I wish I had known there are worse things in the world than not fitting in when you're in high school.

3. I wish I had known not being cool would prepare me to be awesome for the rest of my life.

4. I wish I had known that being the smart kid wasn't going to cut it anymore.

5. I wish I had known that I had compromised who I was because of "love" to the point
where I lost my entire self.

This was Halloween...BUT not far off from how we looked normally
6. I wish I had known in 10 years I wasn't going to regret not going to Waterloo.

7. I wish I had known that the girl with the cool name and red hair
 in my first year lit class would one day be my sister-in-law

8. I wish I had known that the pain I felt when I lost my Opa was going
to lead me to some really amazing writing that I would never see again.

9. I wish I had been more honest.

10. I wish I had known that my ability to stand up and stand out was something to be
cherished and embraced not hidden and denied. 


  1. Oh, I love this post. I feel like you've reached into the depths of your heart and written. Just lovely!

    Isn't it amazing how much wisdom one can acquire in just 10 short years. Ah, it makes me actually want to get "old"!

    1. Aw thanks. When I was finished writing I sat back and reread it and thought, "huh...this is kind of profound!"

      It's amazing the little bits of wisdom that you don't realize you're taking in.

  2. Great list... loved it!
    Thank you for linking up again, I always look forward to your posts!

    1. Thanks for hosting! Thanks to your link up I am a huge fan of Tuesdays now.

  3. I always thought of us as some of the coolest kids! Specially in those photos, we're hot stuff man :p

    1. I could be wrong but I think we were the only people who thought we were cool.


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