Today's Text Question of the Day is a pretty fun thought experiment that will get you to contemplate where you are in life.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Pretend that you have the wisdom and the knowledge that you have now but you could go back to when you were 20 years old … how would you change your life???

  • I would kiss (etc) so many guys! I was so shy with guys, and had no idea how sexy I was, compared to my post-kids self. I've only kissed 3 guys in my life!
  • I would tell me to be a better mom. Don’t be a “friend” to my son, be a parent. I was a young parent, single for most and made ALOT of mistakes. So yep, be more there and aware, present and accountable.
  • Not focus on partying and go to school for something in the medical field for ICU, I do very good with animals and people that are incapacitated. My instincts just take over. I wouldn't get married.
  • I would tell myself that it's a better decision to cut out toxic family now, than 5 years later. Other than that my life has been pretty dang good since I turned 20
  • Rebel against your parents and their cult; it’s all harmful lies. Don’t let your parents walk all over you, demand some respect; you deserve better. Find a trustworthy adult you can confide in/mentor. Don’t get married. Focus on everything else in life instead of dating. Don’t believe the lies you were told.
  • I would finish the 3/4 of a 4 year degree that I had. I decided I didn’t want to go to school anymore.‍♀️. Things in life turned out fine, but it’s always hanging around in my mind. Also I wouldn’t have had so many credit cards. So stupid!
  • To be true to who you are and stop trying to be who you think others expect you to be. Also get an associates and save lots of time and money
  • I would have listened to my parents instead of thinking that I know it all and in the end having to learn my lessons the hard way. I guess you live and learn ‍♀️‍♀️
  • I would NOT major in psychology with a teaching certificate. I should have done something in exercise.
  • Stayed in the military but as a nurse. Seen the world and worked before settling down. Instead of doing the military as an enlisted and did the whole family kids thing.
  • I'd like to say that I would leave my husband, or never married him rather, but then I wouldn't have my kids and grandkids. So I'll say that I would go to college and start my career much sooner.
  • I'm glad I'm where I am now and wouldn't have gotten here without my past, but just remember to never stop loving myself
  • I wouldn’t get married so early . I would invest more and I would have gone to med school.
  • Nothing. Everything I've learned since then, I wouldn't have learned from being told. I had to live through it; good and bad. Maybe I'd tell myself to buy a helmet or something.
  • Do what makes me happy, travel more, worry less. The right person will put in as much effort as you do.
  • I would went to college sooner than at 36 .. chose a better husband lol
  • I wouldnt have went to college (40,000 debt) and moved out of my home town sooner.
  • Not just settle for the next guy to walk into my life. Have more fun.
  • I would get as far away from my mother as I could, and learn to love myself.
  • I would have finished college. I did so in 2007, but things might have been different if...
  • Saved more money and learned to eat healthfully.
  • I would eat healthier and get off of my medications asap!
  • Ummm....well...could of, would of, should of......lots of things!! Now, it is what it is!!
  • I would continue running/exercising regularly and not drink as much
  • I would have not gotten married so young.
  • I would have finished college.
  • School!!!!
  • I would have figured out exactly I wanted to do with my life instead of wasting $100k in student loans trying to figure it out. I also would have stood up for myself with my husband’s ex-wife because she was miserable and I didn’t deserve the hate she spewed.
  • I would start saving consistently for retirement with my first paycheck.
  • I'm 24 and I'd tell me 20 year old self to MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING not general management. I now have a job in accounting and am returning to school for a masters and paying about $1500+ more PER CLASS for the same classes at the same University that I could have taken as an undergrad for the same degree and been a whole year ahead right now. Hindsight is 20/20 though right??
  • I would have certainly moved out of Michigan, waited to have a kid (as I was 20 when I had my son) and definitely paid more attention to my physical health
  • Text of the day...I would be more deliberate with my decisions. I would Understand that I truly did have the power to build my life instead of just going with the flow and take only the opportunities that came my way...I would go out and make my own opportunities..
  • Taking all my current knowledge back to 20 years old, I would start my business before having kids so I could be working for myself. Once we had kids my said we couldn't start a business because the money had to go towards the kids and it would take to much time away from them!!
  • I am 40 years old and I was married last summer for the second time and if I could be 20 again I would go back and find her i'm not so sure I knew what true love was in my first marriage but I definitely know what it is now!!!
  • Text question of the day: I would have gone away to college and lived on my own for awhile instead of getting married at 21. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband but we met at 19 and I never really was on my own at all. We have been married for 26 1/2 years and have a 21 year old son and a 15 year old son and wouldn't change any of it. Just wish i would have had some time on my own.
  • Connie and fish, if I what of known back than what I know now, I would of went to a trade school and not bury myself in student loan debt that I will never be able to pay off. All your life you hear how you need to go to college, but we are never really taught how to pay for school and how student loan debt can ruin your life.
  • I would have focused more on myself and my talents instead of what everyone else in my family thought was the better career choice for me. I feel successful in both areas of my life now but always in the back of my mind would love to have been able to focus on my artistic talents and make a self supporting business out of it. I work way too much now trying to work my regular job and having a business on the side. And men...don’t even get me started on men..
  • Text question of the day: if I had all the knowledge I have now and were 20 again I wouldn't give that guy who didn't know what he wanted the time of day (surprise surprise he still doesn't know from what I hear) on the flip side the guy with the wide smile and warm heart would get all my attention and then some. He deserved better and I would remedy that. Other than that I would travel more and get away from West Michigan and out of my comfort zone
  • TQOTD. Man, I did some stupid stuff. I wish I had studied abroad. I was too worried about being away from my then-boyfriend. No Costa Rica y no hablo español
  • SWB: Stop dating homosexual men and don't go to college. I had no idea they he was gay until he ended things. I'm now $6,000 in debt because I'm a college drop out.
  • I would not have gotten an apartment with Jeannette because she turned out to be a real B. And would not have dated half the single male population at the hospital where I worked.