My first ever daily prompt! This one caught my eye, probably because I know exactly when I would turn back time to. And the best part, I wouldn’t change a thing!!
Up until now, I have had 3 favorite years of my life, and since life has been dictated by school calendars, these are my years: 1991-92, 2000-01, and 2007-08.
1991-92 – 2nd grade:
I loved my teacher, I was 7 years old, life was great. I had blossoming friendships with some of my life long best friends and neighbors, I could successfully ride my bike, and was allowed to play outside until my mother hollered for me to come home for dinner! That is about it. It was a simple year, but I remember it being one of the greatest.
2000-01 – 9th grade:
I was a hateful 14 year old, but I managed to get my first kiss, ‘fall in love’, and get my heart broken all in the span of 2 months. It was great and terrible year, but I had never felt such passion, emotion, and life. I felt like an adult for the first time in my life, and I knew that there was no turning back.
But, without a doubt, if I could turn back time,
I would choose 2007-08 – 4th year of college:
I was cool. I was chill. I was laid back. I was in my 4th year of college. I turned 21. I received my first ‘A’ in ‘studio. My parents paid my rent. My roommate and I had no inhibitions. My roommate and I were the VERY best of friends. I kept a sketchbook. I had a pool. I met the man who would one day become my husband. I ‘played the field’. I moved to Italy. I had my nose pierced. I met fabulous friends, all around the globe. I ate Mexican food, every Friday night. I kissed strangers. Italian strangers. Obama was elected the first African American President of the United States. I felt ‘change’. I got over the past. I lived in the present. I fell in love. Like REALLY fell in love. I drank too much wine. I incurred an enormous amount of student debt. I smoked cigars. I slept, only when necessary. I skipped 80% of my Geology classes. And did I mention I was cool?
Now I am almost 28, life is very different, but still pretty amazing. And if I think really hard about it, I might just be living in one of those epic years…
2014 – working from home, newborn in-tow:
I live in a tiny house with the love of my life and our newest little bundle of joy. I only drink one glass of wine a week, Mexican food is generally ‘carry-out’, and a vacation is one night alone with my sweetheart. Life is easy, it is simple, but it is grand.
For now, I will choose to live in the moment, and only turn back time for an instant, if for nothing else, to remind myself of how cool I was…