I felt compelled to post this song. I put the video version up which I don’t love…but my only other option on You Tube was a picture montage of Clay Aiken pics to this tune…so here you go.
If I could go back in time and talk to the 17 year old version of myself, I’d grab her by the shoulders and say:
“You shouldn’t of skipped school as often as you did and done so much community theatre….” (I’m NOT dissing community theatre…I just missed WAY TOO MUCH SCHOOL and because of that my grades suffered-hence no academic scholarship offers…thank God for scholarship pageants!!!)
I’d also say:
“Please brew your own coffee at home, it saves money…and LOTS of it.”
“Don’t binge drink booze…the empty calories will only make you fat, and in all of the wrong places. It won’t matter whether or not you go to the gym…you’ll still look “fat” and it causes too much trouble.”
“You should try and make out with your 11th grade math teacher that everyone thinks looked like the “Pretty Woman” version of Richard Gere…don’t be afraid!”- (I could’ve pulled that one off…I’m sure of it)
You know what though…I probably wouldn’t of listened even to the older version of myself.
We often don’t listen to the advice of others. Even when we ask for it….well we LISTEN, but it may take some time to actually HEAR and process the words and to take action.