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You Look GOOD Future Self! Writing Challenge Day 7


Day 7’s Challenge is:

There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years?

(Author: Corbett Barr)

Hello Sherean Five Years Ago – I would tell that bride-to-be that being married is in most ways, easier than dating. It’s an exhalation, a relief, a joy. The so-called “work” of marriage is worthwhile and sure beats the work involved with being single. I’d tell her not to fear pregnancy and motherhood. She’ll do better than she thought.

I’d suggest she buy Google and Amazon stock, bank all her profits to weather the Great Recession (which I mostly did, but sure could have done some more), and keep working out with her trainer. I should have never stopped that! In fact, that is my biggest regret of the last 5 years. Between the pregnancies and miscarriages, the moves (two of them), the house building, the birth, my son’s therapy and my resulting malaise, I quit working out and I have the extra pounds to show for it.

And to the person in five years, I say: Good job! You did what you had to do, what you needed to do, and what you wanted to do. Keep it up. And holy crap, you look good for 51! 🙂

Here’s the back story on the 30-day challenge.


2 Comments to

“You Look GOOD Future Self! Writing Challenge Day 7”

  1. On June 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm angie Says:

    Loved this. Don’t you wish you could have a financial adviser to tell you what to do with your money? 🙂

  2. On June 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm Sherean Says:

    LOL, Angie. I wish I could have a financial adviser I TRUST to tell me what to do with my money. Like Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture (http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/). Sadly, he is way out of my price range, but boy, oh boy, is he smart.


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