Some wisdom from my 18-year-old self.
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up, I would be sillier than I have been this trip, I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would take more trips. I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who live seriously and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had to live my life over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
I’m happy to say I feel I’ve achieved all of these in the past three years of my life and part of the reason I moved to Seattle. I’ve climbed mountains, I’ve danced a lot, I’m in the middle of a three week trip visiting friends and family, I’ve started a company and will be a founder again, and Molly Moon’s in Seattle gets me to eat my fair share of ice cream. ;)