Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rewind

I am an admitted book addict. I love to read and I can't help but adding more and more books to my library queue. Some of the books are okay, some are great and some really resonate with me. Enter Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch. The premise of the story is a suburban mother, disgruntled by her current life and haunted by memories of her ex, finds herself seven years in the past -- before the marriage, the suburbs and the baby. The best part: she is fully aware that she has gone back in time and has the gift of hindsight. She has the chance to rewrite her life or follow the same path. Raise your hand if you have ever wished -- even for a second -- that you could go back and make some different choices. The past is always prettier when you view it in reverse.

I'd have to go back a few more years then seven -- more like 13 years for me. Its not so much that I want to change my path but there are a few people I'd like to revisit. My entire college years were emotional for me. Where I had once been strong in high school, I suddenly felt unsure and upended. There were people along the way who I clearly wronged - or at least treated pretty badly. I wish I could do right by them. I made career choices that I wish I might have not made. Frankly, I was never cut out to be a journalist but I thought that's what I needed to do. And I will admit, there's a few boys I'd like to kiss again. I mean if I am going back in time, I might as well have some fun. ;)

But of course, there are no rewinds in real life. Plus I wouldn't really want to alter my course. This is my life -- the good, the bad and even the boring.

2 comments:

Kellie said...

Ah, another book to add to my library request list!

If I could go back the only thing I would change is the way I've handled my finances. Silly, I know. It would have been nice to have known in high school and college that everything would turn out okay. I wasted many hours worrying about my future.

~*Michelle*~ said...

Sounds like a fantastic book.....I wish I could read, well of course I can read, lol....but I am not so good at retaining info and get frustrated easy....not to mention, you can only get in a few uninterrupted sentences in my reading room (the bathroom)....

But, I just wanted to say, that I think you are a fabulous (and hilarious) writer and I think you chose a great path with journalism.....you are now in the time of your journey that I am sure will inspire you.... and many successful stories to come. I am betting that you will be on many readers' library queue someday.

xox

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