I Wish I Knew!


Today, I am again taking part in this week’s Finish the Sentence Friday, hosted by Kristi from Finding Ninee, with the prompt, “I Wish I Knew!” There are so many things I wish I knew then, what I know now.

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When I was a teenager, I thought that my troubles were the greatest and most traumatic ever. Little did I know that my troubles would change and grow as different life experiences hit. But what I was experiencing then, was nothing compared to some of the challenges that I would face in a lifetime. All of the ups and downs that would mold me into the wife, mom, and woman that I have become.

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Photo courtesy of livethrucrises.com

Boy do I wish I knew then, what I know now, I would make better financial decisions and not have to file bankruptcy. I would have saved and stocked away the money that my dad left me and made wiser decisions with it. I would have skipped the credit cards and stupid spending and purchases. I would have made sure that there was money saved, for a rainy day and whatever else that was required.

I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, but I wish I knew then, what I know now, and how hard and completely rewarding! Divorces and growing pains, mistakes and achievements, happiness and sadness made the road difficult at times. I wish I knew then what I know now about how close and blessed I would be in those three children, who have my heart.

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Photo Courtesy of newsm.quickmeme.com

Definitely, I wish I knew then, what I know now, that the turbulent relationship that I had with my mom, wouldn’t really be resolved, but I would become resigned. I learned, after she passed that she was who she was, and it was her own insecurities that made her that way, through a lot of soul searching and discovery.

In some ways, I wish I knew then, what I know now, but again, I am proud of the woman that I have become. Though a little more money, would be very nice.

What do you wish you knew?