TURN THE CLOCK BACK TEN YEARS.  CHANGE A DECISION.  WHY.  About the biggest regret in my life is not having moved to Israel or the West coast sooner.  Thirty years ago we did start preparing for a move to Israel, but didn’t make it.  Collapsing real estate market meant going with little money.  Should have gone anyway, let our fears get in the way.  Also too fearful to retire at 65 and definitely not ready to move west as not sure where our  kids were going to end up living and I knew I wanted to be near at least one.   So here I am, missing one son and grandson, relishing the opportunity to be part of raising Ben,  loving the sun and lack of humidity and freedom to write and do my thing.  Which means probably ten years ago, I would have said “Wait and see.  Not now.  Don’t know.  When in Doubt Don’t.”  All little staying strong mottoes.

I don’t generally look back and worry about decisions I made then.   I Can’t change the past.  The past serves best when used see lesson and to store good memories.  That makes the past  serve the purpose of staying strong; thinking about the “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” of days gone by weakens.  So do the best you can, don’t regret much,  learn more, live now, care and stay strong.

Topic #45 If you could go back in time and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself ten years ago, what would you say?

YESTERDAY’S Topic generated more comments then most.  The topic: “Did you lie about your age?”   I don’t.  My response and the comments can be found on my face book  page.  http://www.facebook.com/notes/katherine-gordy-levine/daily-post-question/10150102418543566

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