I found an old picture of myself as a mormon missionary the other day.
I thought: If I could get that 20 year old guy into the same room, what would we say to each other?
This is an interesting thought.
I would give him a lot of advice: I would tell him to not worry so much about what other people thought. I would tell him to let lose and live more, but to live in the moment. I would tell him to be more honest with himself and to get the hell away from the mormon church as soon as possible! I would tell him to finish college and focus on a career plan. I would advise him to have passion in life.
I'm sure that as a 20 year old I would have freaked out a little. How could I be gay and out and happy? But what would the 20 year old guy say to this old guy?
I think he would have told me to not look back on life with such regret. What happens just happens, it made you who you are. He probably would have given excuses for the church but I think he would have listened. I know he would have been very quiet and would not have said much, he was extremely shy back then.
It's interesting, isn't it? Think about it...
I'll throw this out as a blog challenge... what would you tell your younger self?
Or just leave me a comment. Share your thoughts.