If you had the power to rewrite history you’d . . .

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Hmmm . . . I’d have studied abroad, traveled (most definitely) possibly taken a different major (writing instead of special education), maybe married later ( I married early for today’s standards)–or maybe not.

I didn’t think this prompt would be a challenge, but found it was.  I like what I’ve made of my life, for all its ups and downs. I like the career I have and seeing the impact I have on the children I work with is so gratifying. I’ve learned to accept all the bits and pieces of my history and my reality.  To be honest I don’t think I’d do a rewrite.  Of course, if the rewrite meant I’d get a guaranteed  amazingly rich existence in a world without worry and amazing travels, I’d reconsider that.

But I think if I could rewrite history it would be for my children, for their relatively short history until present.  I’d rewrite and create a history for them that made growing up  easier, and made accepting who they are and being comfortable in their own skin easier.

I work with preschoolers who for the most part are that. When they’re not, I feel for them and wish I could find a way inside their head to help them.

Life is so fleeting its a shame not to enjoy every minute, but that is a pie in the sky  notion- I know.  What works for me is keeping in mind two things , be kind and work hard. But no matter how you cut it homeostasis is hard.

To rewrite or not to rewrite, that’s my question to you. What would you do?


6 thoughts on “If you had the power to rewrite history you’d . . .”

  1. To write or re-write, hmm, interesting. I would continue writing as I have been I think. Certainly there have been bumps, hardships…but they have shaped me, shaped my family and our life. It isn’t perfect but it is our and we have worked for it. Great post, thanks for sharing.


    1. Isn’t it ironic that when we’re in the middle of those hardships all we want to do is rewrite, back track, revise, but when we’re at the end of that long road looking back we can sometimes feel better for the journey?
      When I wrote theprompt I wasn’t thinking of any particular history but when I charged myself to write it-it immediately came out personal- I guess that’s the human condition.


    1. I know what you mean. Being fluent in other languages help make us feel a part of the global experience I wish I had realized that when I was learning languages and thought of it that way rather than focusing on the conjugations!

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