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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.

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    wow i was in my 40's!
    1994 days ago
    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.
    1994 days ago
    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!
    1994 days ago
    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
    1994 days ago
    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
    1994 days ago
    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
    1994 days ago
    I feel the same way. I am here now and that is all that matters.
    1995 days ago
    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.
    1995 days ago
    I started Spark Coach today. I can see why you like it!
    1995 days ago
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