This is what the young Nic was listening to in high school.
Inspired by The Champ of one of my fav blog teams, I am writing this post. I’ve sat and thought about all the things I’d do differently if I was able to go back in time, knowing some of the things I know now. Here’s a few:
1. Dump James F.: Granted, I now know that it wasn’t a real relationship in 6th grade, and I don’t even remember how we even started “going together.” But the day I let that orangutan with glasses dump me through a friend should NEVER have happened! In my second chance, I’d beat him to it.
2. Dance (both literally and figuratively): These lyrics are so me:
“I used to go out to parties
And stand around
‘Cause I was too nervous
To really get down
And my body yearned to be free
So I got up on the floor and found
Someone to choose me
No more standin’ along the side walls”
Marvin Gaye KNEW exactly what I was feeling! It’s too bad that it took me over 25 years to finally get up and cut that rug. Life is so much sweeter and more fun when u just let go!
3. Go to an HBCU: I allowed the fear of the cost of these colleges keep me from going and I know I missed out BIG TIME; from parties to the fraternities/sororities to the overall camaraderie of the students.
4. Be more confident/overcome shyness: I was always painfully shy. I still am to an extent, but back then, my shyness limited me. I was always one of the smart kids, but I wasn’t okay with attention so I missed out on things like, running for class office or overall pushing myself to do more. I just kinda coasted along with my brain. I made good grades, but never pushed for scholarships or any other accolades.
What about you: if you could go back in time and do some things over with today’s frame of mind, what would they be?