I love the conversation that goes something like this, “If I could go back”…and then someone always throws in…”with what I know now.” Why wouldn’t you want to be 21 or 25 or 31 compared to whatever age you are now?

Because for most of us, we were still trying to figure out who we were or are. We were still in a self-discovery phase that often was painful and one we were or are not always proud to own publicly.

Being comfortable in my own skin…Not having to impress anyone…Loving what I do and where I am at…Able to give myself grace and not having to be perfect any longer…it wasn’t possible anyway, so why did I try so hard?…realistic expectations…content yet not complacent.