Quickie: What Are You Waiting For?

Time machine? While going through old files on my computer, I just found something I wrote several years ago. Besides being fabulously atrocious, it reminded me that, at the time, I was waiting  for something, treading water in a cesspool of my own indecision. I never did figure out what I was waiting for, but I finally found the ladder and pulled myself out.

If I could get my blasted time machine working again, go back, and say only 5 things to my past self, here’s what I would say:

1. The future is now. This is the future.  Is it what you expected?

2. You could die tomorrow. If you did, would you be happy with what you did and how you spent your life?

3. Inspiration arrives when the conditions  are right. Are you creating the right conditions?

4. You don’t need permission. Does anyone even have the right to grant you permission?

5. Here’s a list of all the winning lottery numbers for the next few years. Now that you don’t have to worry about money, what will you do?

Over to you. If I loaned you my time machine and it worked long enough that you could go back and say a thing or two to your old self, what would you say?

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  • JA Lineberry

    1) Stop eating those cheetos.

    2) Put down the computer. Go outside and enjoy the weather.

    3) Don’t call her back!

    4) Making 5 year budget plans is a complete waste of time when you don’t follow them.

    5) You can’t be a writer if you don’t write anything.

  • Well, I think I would tell myself (of five years ago) pretty much the exact same thing you told yourself. These are tips to live by for all time. Especially the lottery numbers 😉

  • admin

    JA, I had to laugh at number 1 and 3. How many men have made the same laments? Stop eating cheetos and don’t call her back.

    Melissa, thanks for stopping by. When I get this stupid time machine working, I’ll email you some lotto numbers. Though, I suppose you could check you could check your email archives now for them.