Question of the Week: April 3rd, 2018.

If you could send a message back in time to yourself, what would you say?

There isn’t a lot I would change about my life.  Even the bad experiences taught me things and made me the person I am today.  If I could give a message to my younger self though, it would be to ‘learn how to identify and manage your feelings’ both because that is something that takes a REALLY long time to learn, and because I think I would have both better enjoyed the good times, and learnt more quickly from the bad, if I actually had some idea what was going on in my own heard at the time.

What would you like to say to younger you?  Do you have advice for your little self, or do you just want to reassure small you that things will get better (or worse!)

 

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6 Responses to Question of the Week: April 3rd, 2018.

  1. I would send a message back to January 2015: “The Patriots are going to cheat their way to the Super Bowl. I know you don’t care about football, but listen to me here. Brady will be caught using underinflated balls in the playoffs. It’ll be called ‘Deflategate’. Okay, now that you believe that I’m from the future, I have some important things for you to do. First, tell Carroll to let Lynch run the ball, do not try and pass it. Now, everyone in Seattle believes you’re from the future and thinks you’re a hero. You’re going to need that. But first, you have to save your friend. They’ll fall into a coma in April unless you can prevent it. They will not recover and it will devastate you. Do not let that happen. Okay, now that you’ve averted that, go to NAAC and start going to the Seattle Ace Meetup Group. Bring your friend. Now, this next part is very very important. It may sound ridiculous, but you have to believe me. You have to stop Donald Trump. You’re a hero to everyone in Seattle, so find some way to use that to help you. Find the Access Hollywood hot mic tape and find the porn star and stop him before he and his fascist cretin pals can get started. And just in case that doesn’t work, tell the DNC to install a firewall, tell Leon Panetta to change his password, and tell the FBI that Anthony Weiner’s laptop has some emails on it that might be interesting. But you have to stop him at all costs. Even if that means supporting Ted Cruz in some way. (Although, then Ted Cruz will have to be stopped… And maybe someone else already altered the timeline to prevent that from happening, and that’s what caused the timeline I’m now in… Maybe we’re stuck in a causality loop…) Anyway, hopefully that works and you manage to knock him out before 2016, because… Oh boy are you going to be busy in 2016…”

    • luvtheheaven says:

      This comment is pretty amazing, lol. 🙂 And by the way, I hope I said it back when I found out about it too but I’m very sorry about your friend who died.

  2. Seth says:

    Oh, that’s an easy one. I’d send a message back about six years: “Start making a serious effort to medically transition ASAP, because you’re on a deadline:2016-08-31, your mental health is going to take a nosedive if you’re still not on HRT.”

  3. luvtheheaven says:

    This question is hard. There’s a lot of stuff I wish I knew sooner. A lot of pain I probably could’ve avoided? But if you change one thing who knows what else would’ve changed, possibly to be replaced with a new bad thing? Kinda like what you say in the OP, change enough of the hard things I had to go through and I’d probably well, be an entirely different person, with different friend groups and bodies of knowledge and passions.

    But that doesn’t mean everything happens for a reason or that I wouldn’t try to tell my younger self all sorts of things if presented with the opportunity.

  4. DasTenna says:

    I´d more or less do the same as you. I´d try to support my younger self by encouraging her to not let others tell her who she is or has to be, by confirming her way of handling the gaslighting. And I´d tell her to either stay away from the driving instructor or to press charges against him, because now it´s too late for what he did became time-barred.

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