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Back 2 the Future::...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This blog is a BLC assignment, an exercise in "looking back". The emoticon goes like this::.... If I could wander back in time, what might I change when I was a teen?

My answer:::...... I became involved with dating young men at an early age, and looking back I can see that WAY TOO MUCH time was spent on "nothing". emoticon Nothing of importance that age anyhow.
Dating cost me a LOT of time, $$$ and most importantly, my life priorities.
Lol!! If I can be honest, dating is an education in & of itself...and it can demand your full attention.

I was a budding cellist, an artist, a voice major, involved in a variety of sports such as: swimming, volleyball, basketball & tennis. I was fit and happy.....had a healthy home life too. And yes, I loved to emoticon too.
I am sorry to say that I allowed my feelings for that dating scene to stunt my educational/career growth. Hinds sight is 20/20 ..:::Eh? emoticon
It also really wasted my time....I can see that as I look back.
I wish I had begun to seriously date in college. I was ready then. emoticon

However, the past is IN the past...:::so glad to leave it there. emoticon

Through my relationship with the Lord Jesus, I have learned much.
I am so thankful for His direction. Without His leadership, I'd be lost.
He is my Cornerstone. He gives wisdom liberally of which I am grateful.
He took who I was and transformed me. His grace is amazing!

The future is emoticon BRIGHT emoticon with Promise of Hope.
I look forward to every day being better than the day before. I am so thankful for the valuable gifts of Wisdom & Understanding::...the past holds many stepping stones which have led me Here.

....:::::And "Here" is a FaNTaStiC place to be! emoticon emoticon

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CAPTHAMMER 1/27/2013 10:34PM

    Hind sight is indeed 20/20 but we can still learn from it and it feels like you have. Thanks for sharing.

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LIZARDG7 1/27/2013 3:55PM

    What a great blog!

Thank you! We are all different but we are all the same!

Hugs, Lizzie

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WENDYDANCER 1/27/2013 11:25AM


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JMCADE 1/26/2013 9:37PM

    Wonderful blog. It is amazing what can direct our lifes until we find Him.

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FREELADY 1/24/2013 10:55PM

    What a fascinating and enjoyable blog! You have amazing self-insight, and so well expressed.

I hope you will share this with your own daughter(s) when the time is right. So pertinent and meaningful.

I love it that our big, big, wise and loving Father God tenderly superintends ....... Even with all of the "shoulda" and "coulda" thoughts, He gets us where we need to be; constantly working for our good & for His glory!!!

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NATPLUMMER 1/24/2013 12:30PM


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AEHEGE 1/24/2013 12:22PM

    Well said with good insight and added quotes. Thanks for sharing!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 1/24/2013 10:17AM

    I love this. I had a similar experience during my teen years that affected the decisions I made. While I see the mistakes clearly now, I would not have listened if someone told me I was heading in the wrong direction. Ah, teenagers!

Thanks for sharing this!

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BASEBALLMOM410 1/24/2013 10:07AM

    Great blog! I love that quote by Joseph Campbell. Thanks for sharing!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/24/2013 8:11AM

    Someone shared something with me at a study last night that really stuck in my brain & you having to look back reminds me this morning- so ya know I gotta share, lol! Don't look back & focus on what He's brought you from, focus on what He has & is bringing you to!! Your pain & mistakes always have a purpose! :)

When I do look back, I have the same regret. I was missing my awesomeness, because I was looking for an outside source to validate me. ;)

Keep going strong, Laura!! You are such a testimony of His strength & your reliance & manifestation of it in your life.

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EATNBOOGERS 1/24/2013 7:47AM

    Great! Thank you for sharing!

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ADIOSALL 1/24/2013 5:09AM

    I'd change the same thing!

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LRSILVER 1/24/2013 4:59AM

    Great blog

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MAGGIEVAN 1/24/2013 2:43AM

    Good insights. Congrats, now move on and get it done!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/24/2013 1:35AM

    loved your blog laura love.this will be a dificult one for me as i wouldn´t change a single thing from my teens.i wish it was differant in that my mother was still alive but other than that i wouldn´t change my teen years. emoticon blog love emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 1/24/2013 12:27AM

    Really loved your blog Laura. Well done xx emoticon emoticon

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LOLOSMOMMY 1/23/2013 11:40PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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PURESTILLWATER 1/23/2013 11:13PM


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SLIMINDOWN31 1/23/2013 11:10PM

    Amen!! Thanks for sharing.

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