If you could catch a glimpse at your future would you? Just a little peek? Or what about going back in time to give your younger self some advice? I know I would jump at the chance. But, I’d just want to know enough to give myself a nudge down the right path. I just want a little direction. What I wouldn’t give to know just an inkling of what I know now back when I was 20. I’m sure down the road, I’ll look back again and wish I’d known what I’ll eventually know at 60 when I was 40.
So many times I’ve stood at a crossroads in my life wracked with indecision, self-doubts and what if’s. If I had the chance to go back and tell myself to “go for it” when I should have taken the initiative or the “don’t do it” when I was headed for heartache and pain, I’d take it. I would tell myself to take more risks, have more fun and save more money! Of course, I can take my advice now, but still, if only…what if I could go back?
Honestly though, having my 60-year-old self come back to give me advise now would really freak me out and I’m not sure I wouldn’t listen to her any more than my 20-year-old self would listen to my 40-year-old self. Sigh. I do have to admit I’ve been tempted to see a psychic to “read” my palm or something. I mean I wouldn’t want to know when or how I’m going to die or anything, but just a little reassurance I’m headed the right way!
I know life wouldn’t be exciting without surprises. We need failures to learn and grow. It’s our pasts that shape us into who we are today. If I trust my instincts, have faith in God, stop second-guessing myself, and remember that you “reap” what you “sow,” I’ll have a better chance at predicting my future than a time-traveler or psychic might. Hmmm, now that’s an interesting idea on this day of the incredible, letter “I” in the A to Z blog challenge.
So tell me, would you be tempted to peer into the future?
6 thoughts on “An Inkling”
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Really enjoyed your post honey, and yes yes yes! Wouldn’t it be lovely to go back and correct all those mistakes *deep sigh* 😉
Good luck with the rest of the challenge 🙂
Sure I’ve thought about it but would I really want to know my future? No. I know as much as I need to know.
That’s a good attitude to have. I try to remind myself to quit looking back at the past and worrying about the future and focus on the present. Easier said than done for me.
Now that I’ve gotten all my mistakes out of the way… ha ha! Onward & forward for more adventures!
I like your way of thinking!