It's difficult to think of something I'd want to go back and tell myself.
You see, by making the choices I did, I've arrived at a place where I have gained a lot of wisdom and insight. Changing any one thing, regardless of how minute it may seem, could be detrimental to where I am today.
By choosing to love someone as a child, I learned how love is precious. Love is something that if misused, can lead to a lot of hurt. I learned how a family should behave by seeing someone misuse love and treat it as a disposable item.
By being different, I learned
that people can truly love me.
that you can't always please everybody
the value of older people
By making mistakes in college, I learned that I had a passion for teaching. I learned despite mistakes I had value.
Without these mistakes, I would not have had the opportunity to develop some skills I have today.
Mistakes led to:
becoming a college instructor
developing my writing skills
public speaking skills
learning how to be vulnerable
learning that I have a purpose
learning how to care for others
becoming a disability awareness advocate
learning languages through italki
becoming someone who is comfortable being imperfect
recognizing others have much they can teach me, even without trying