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A Phone Call to the Past

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Today's SparkCoach session included a visualization exercise in which I am to visualize my life 10 years ago; and then, project my life 10 years from today.

What does that look like? What do I want my future life to look like 10 years from now?

Then, as my future self, I am to make a phone call back 10 years to my present self. What would that conversation sound like?


I began thinking back to 10 years ago, and what a conversation would sound like if today I were able to call myself 10 years ago.

While I'm not so sure I'm ready for the call FROM my future self to my present self, I am going to put considerable thought into what I would say today if I were able to make a call to myself 10 years ago.

I am really glad that I can't actually do that, because any changes to the decisions I did make ( good and bad - and there were a lot of major ones), who really knows what the long-term ramifications would have been on any one of them. Undoubtedly I would not be sitting here in my present life, as it is today, writing this.

Despite all the blood, sweat and tears that have been consigned to what I call my "bucket of [you know what]" I am the happiest and most content I have ever been in my life.

But I do believe there are some things and people that I allowed to become factors in my decisions that were not in my best interest. And I'd like to learn from that and use it to my advantage, if I can.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUECHRIS50 12/10/2012 4:27PM

    wow i was in my 40's!

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TRESSWANN 12/10/2012 4:19PM

    Glad you are in such a good place now. 10 years ago wow. It's a lot to think about it.
Main thing is savor every minute, every day, even the "bad" stuff.

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LOSINIT52 12/10/2012 12:24PM

    I didn't get this exercise either but took some time to think about it today. I think I prefer living in the moment. Life is good for me. You really can't predict what's around the corner, but I think I have made some wise choices than can only help.
One day you will have to tell your story.
Have a great week Sparklie!

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EENLIGHTENING 12/9/2012 11:02PM

    10 years ago, I had no clue that I was visualizing every moment of the day and not always creating good stuff. Now, I take responsibility for what I am creating and know that I might as well make the picture of myself the grandest ever!

Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/9/2012 10:33PM

  I would tell myself to love love love every minute of being with a 7 year old daughter and her friends because ten years later (at 17) they would rather be with others not you

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MERRYMARY42 12/9/2012 9:50PM

    Wow, way to much thinking for me, but very interesting, lots of little things I think I would change, but not so much the big ones. I am really contented with my life, of course, more money, but really what would I do with it. emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/9/2012 5:40PM

    I feel the same way. I am here now and that is all that matters.

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NITTINNANA 12/9/2012 4:27PM

    Terrific - very perceptive. I don't remember having that assignment along the way, so I'm extra glad you shared. Now I have some homework to do too.

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BLESSED2BEME 12/9/2012 4:25PM

    I started Spark Coach today. I can see why you like it!

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