Blog-o-Sphere – Flashback to 1994

I’ve been absent from my friends in my blogging group while in the Stampede tornado of preparation, pharm rx marathon & recovery.

This month our topic is a very interesting one:  What would you tell your 20 year old self?

So the year is 1994 – woah I’ve got to let that one set in for a minute & think of what I was doing.  Yuk! This wasn’t a great time in my life that I could have REALLY used some good advice.

  • Go hug your Grandma
  • Don’t get rid of so many of your clothes when you get in a cleaning mood.
  • Go hug your Mum
  • What the hell are you doing with that guy?? Really WTF?  He’s not your type, story he’s a wreck waiting to happen.
  • Smile more
  • Go hug your Dad – HARD
  • Take some chances, talk to those people at school, go to some school activities, get out of your comfort zone.
  • Investigate that cute outrider you met with your friend, Cindy.  There’s something there, trust me;  you might think he’s out of your league, but guess what? he thinks the same thing about you.
  • No man can make you truly happy – you seriously need to figure that one out for yourself.
  • Save some $$, you’re gonna need it.

Honestly I don’t think that I would have listened all those years ago, and I don’t want to venture a guess to how my path might have changed if I did.  I’m immensely happy with my life: my husband, kids, job(s), family & friends; and I wouldn’t have ended up here if I hadn’t done all those dumb things so I could tell my kids what not to do.   How would I know what a good one is if I hadn’t dated an idiot?

I’ve by no means figured it all out & I’m still struggling with things on my internal list of self-improvements, but being content is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Calgary Stampede 2013


Here’s the links to the fabulous & talented people that wrote about the same topic; that’s what we do every month.  We are given a topic & are free to bend it to fit our perspective.  Everyone posts at the same time on the same day,  its a great way to see the world through different eyes.  Please check them out, I’m sure they’ll be much more profound than I.

Andes Cruz:

Kathleen Krucoff:


Barbara Donovan

5 Responses to “Blog-o-Sphere – Flashback to 1994”

  1. Cindy said...

    I am so happy for you my friend that things worked out for you so well. You have found the true love of you life. You guys give this woman faith that LOVE & HAPPINESS is out there and it will find you when your ready for it. There will always be up & down days but your the couple that will make it through & though.
    Luvs Ya 🙂

  2. Kathleen Krucoff said...

    Yes, good advice. Thanks for sharing.

  3. andes said...

    loved your post. great advice!!!!!Excellent, excellent thoughts.

  4. pencilfox said...

    i loved every bit of your advice advice….EVERY bit of it!

  5. barbaradonovan said...

    “What the hell are you doing with that guy?!!” made me laugh. I’ve had more than one of those 🙂

    Hug mom, grandparents, made me wistful. I wish I still could.