If I Could Go Back, I Would…

Annar

  • 1. Try to explain to our president that Germany is going to lose WWII and that we really should start doing some major ass-kicking for the Soviet Union, otherwise they’re going to try to invade us…
  • 2. Tell those Roman nobles not to drink from their water supply system. It contains too much lead which kills the nobility and makes Rome that much weaker…
  • 3. Tell Jesus what his commandment to go and baptize everyone has done to our world and I would plead with him to stop this madness now while it’s still possible…
  • 4. Tell the Native Americans to kill every white person who comes to their shores and explain just how cruel we can be…
  • 5. Plead to the headmaster at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna to reconsider about taking Hitler to their school. A Hitler as a crappy painter sounds better to me than the mass-murderer Hitler we got to know…
  • 6. Go and congratulate Lalli for killing Bishop Henry…
  • 7. Try to prevent Stalin from becoming the dictator of the Soviet Union…
  • 8. Go to the end of the 80’s and tell my parents about the upcoming recession. Then they could prepare for it and become rich…
  • 9. Buy Hanoi Rock’s latest album for my first birthday. Then when someone asked me what was the first album I got, I wouldn’t have to answer: “that Las Ketchup cd”…
  • 10. Make sure that pizza will be invented…
  • 11. Ask Leonardo da Vinci if I could get that picture he painted of the faintly smiling lady because his client didn’t seem to want to buy it anymore…

Enkeli

  • 1. Make the differences between family members work to our advantage…
  • 2. Take high school more seriously…
  • 3. Stick with choir…
  • 4. Not change myself for others so that I am accepted…
  • 5. Be less anti-social during college so it would be a better experience…
  • 6. Not listen to what everyone else wants me to be and decide for myself…
  • 7. Have more self-confidence…
  • 8. Listen to the advice I was given better than I did…
  • 9. Not take life so seriously and live a little…
  • 10. Accept myself for who I am…
  • 11. Go out for more sports when I was little…
  • 12. Not let the little things get to me so easily…

Heili

  • 1. Put security cameras up in my backyard so I could catch the person who poisoned my animals…
  • 2. Do better at school but then who wouldn’t?…
  • 3. Go to a university overseas…
  • 4. Get my driver license earlier than I did…
  • 5. Travel around Australia with someone other than who I did…
  • 6. Take my health a little bit more seriously…
  • 7. Find my hubby sooner so I could have saved myself a lot of heartache…
  • 8. Not trust as many people as I have…
  • 9. Finish my vet nursing…
  • 10. Stop at one cat instead of three…
  • 11. Keep doing drama and singing instead of giving it up because of my health…

Kaheli

  • 1. Leave those 2 bottles of vodka and the 8 wine coolers alone thus sparing myself the broken nose and black eyes…
  • 2. Smack President Johnson upside the head and ask him what was he thinking when he sent troops to Vietnam…
  • 3. Think twice before making friends with certain people…
  • 4. Ask the Druids to please write their ways and beliefs down so future generations will have something to learn from instead of ‘assumptions’ :D…
  • 5. Not assume that I could drive just fine after drinking 2 pitchers of beer (the Atlanta pokey is no place to be)…
  • 6. Finish college instead of going to work full time…
  • 7. Learn not to be such a realist and try to be more optimistic…
  • 8. Have more confidence and self-esteem…
  • 9. Pay more attention to my health and exercise more…
  • 10. Tell William Wallace that no matter how hard he fights, Scotland will be defeated by the English and to stay away from Glasgow, so he may live to fight another day…
  • 11. Tell Kurt to give up Courtney before she becomes the death of him…
  • 12. Save more of my money and spend less of it…
  • 13. Tell my hubby yes the first time he asked me out instead of waiting a year to do so…

Kissa

  • 1. Keep in touch with everyone I know more efficiently…
  • 2. Take more guys up on their offers for drinks…
  • 3. Spend those extras Euros to travel to desired European destinations…
  • 4. Go out clubbing more…
  • 5. Extend my year in Germany to 2 years…
  • 6. Be more assertive in my personal life…
  • 7. Go to more gigs despite the costs…
  • 8. Tell “him” how I feel instead of hoping he’d just see it…
  • 9. Pay more attention to the little things…
  • 10. Take TR & Deep Insight up on their offer to hang out after their gigs instead of driving home…
  • 11. Use my time to the fullest instead of staring into my empty wallet the whole time…
  • 12. Tell more people they really mean a lot to mean, even when I can’t get the words out…
  • 13. Stop before I hug the toilet bowl in the Irish pub…
  • 14. Be more social and less shy…
  • 15. Stay out later with my buddies in Germany…

Life is often full of regrets, bad decisions and misplaced good intentions but it’s those things that help to shape who we become. If not for these things in life we wish we could change, who’s to say the good that eventually followed would even have happened. To change the past is to change our future and that may not always be for the good. Yesterday is the foundation of our tomorrows: remove a stone from yesterday’s wall can cause tomorrow’s house to collapse. Without those mistakes from the past, we would never learn to better ourselves for our future. Remember, you can’t change what has already happened but we can have a say for tomorrow. Life is, after all, what you make it to be, so make the most of it and LIVE.

What would you do if you could go back?