Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tag: I'm It!

No Fair! It's come full circle. This was one of the deliberately hard questions I asked Marshy during her Ask Marshmallow series...and now it's come back to haunt me as a meme.

Thanks Cmae! (no, really.)

I'll tag:
Shauna
Erin
Lisa
Joc
Kathryn
Nannette

And anyone else who reads this and wants to do this. If you don't have a blog, feel free to email me or reply to this post with your answers.
Now, onto my answers.

What is something you'd love to say to your younger selves of 2, 5, 10 and 15 years ago? (Doesn't necessarily have to be the same thing each time.)

Two years ago; I know that you're stressing big time about not being able to have the fancy dress party full of your family and friends that you'd wanted for your 30th birthday. I know you're lonely. But, your birthday will be even more special than you could ever imagine. Besides didn't you do the fancy dress for your 18th AND 21st birthday? Stop rehashing the past, time to do something different! As for being lonely and homesick? This too will pass. You're learning from both your ups and downs and soon you're gonna be more contented than you've ever been in your life. You'll learn to love and respect yourself, truly and deeply.

Five years ago: Take a deep breath and RELAX for fuck's sake! Stop stressing about your weight. If you keep exercising as insanely as you are...your wedding dress will be too big for you and you'll spend all night hitching the shoulder straps up and trying not to trip over the hem. The dress fits perfectly now and you look gorgeous! You're married already. This one's just an excuse for a party and presents and because you both want some sort of church wedding. I know you're missing people. That's an unfortunate side effect of marrying someone from overseas. You're doing what's right for you and Alaskaboy, which means you miss out on some stuff but you'll gain a whole lot too. Besides, you know you're happier with him there than you would be anywhere else.

Ten years ago: Yes, this is a dead end job. Yes you currently have no friends and are miserable. Guess what? After only a few more years you'll be working your dream job, living with your soul mate, have more friends than you have time to keep up with properly, and they'll be true friends. Have patience. Be kinder to yourself. And most importantly: Trust your instincts. You'll know what that means when the time comes.

Fifteen years ago: You are fabulous just as you are. No one in this shitty school appreciates the real you. You are loyal, loving, caring, strong, courageous and perfectly you. Those other girls are jealous of you. Truly they are. It's why they bully you so much. I know you don't understand why they play the mind games they do, and feel miserable when you play along. Be as true to yourself as you can. In time you'll leave school and move onto bigger and better things. They'll have no part in your life than any other bad memory. oh and those boys you're pining for? They're just that; boys. One day you will meet the MAN of your dreams and he's even better looking, smarter, sexier, honest and loving than you imagined he'd be. And so are you!

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cmae said...

Beautiful! xo