Thursday, September 10, 2009

Go back in time?

It's a common question, if you could go back in time and change something would you? If so, what? Usually you get the generic answer of "oh, no. Everything has made me who I am today" Okay, yea that is true. There are a few small things here and there that I may change but nothing major...so I'm not going to ask that question.
My question is, if you could go back to a time in your life and relive it, exactly as it happened when would you choose? It can be a week, a year, a summer...etc.

For me, I think I would go back to 8th grade. It was a time of being old enough to feel like I was "mature" yet young enough to still not have a care in the world. My life consisted of school, friends and saving enough lunch money for my football or movie ticket.
I had my first real boyfriend and my first real kiss. We made out in the woods by the football field. We were oh so sneaky. My friend and I would giggle afterward, feeling so grown up in our short shorts and body suits (okay, maybe I'd like to skip the body suits...). That boyfriend was short lived and yet probably the most memorable, funny how that works...although, he did reappear later in my HS years. I distinctly remember him breaking up with me, being crushed and sobbing to my friends. I also remember going to the dance that night and one of the hottest boys asking me to dance. He didn't go to our school but everyone knew him, I had moved there the year before so I had no idea who he was. Even now...way too many years to count later...if I hear "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men I can remember that night. I quickly forgot about my 13 year old broken heart. A week later I went on my first date...a double date to see Forrest Gump. We made out through almost the entire movie...which is quite the feat, I must say.
Again, the "relationship" was short lived...and followed by several more "boyfriends". It was a time of fun, a time of no worries. I became so close to my best friends that year...friends I still talk to, friends I don't know what I would do without.

Yes, if I could go back, I'd relive Sept 1994-Aug 1995. Bad clothes and worse hair be damned. I'd go back to just being a kid before the drama of HS, before having to get a job and pay for a car...before I had any real responsibility.


4 comments:

Mommy of M's said...

I had to smile when I read the song title. I remember slow dancing to that song. Everytime I hear it I think of the guy I was 'dating' then too!

natalie said...

Oh, I agree!! Let's go back! Just for minute :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

You got to date in 8th grade? Man, your parents were way cooler than mine...they made us girls wait until we were 16 - and I didn't turn 16 until halfway through my Junior year! :)

I haven't thought about going back in time...though I would love to turn the clock back 10 or so years but have everything as it is right now...so I could enjoy it for an extra 10 years! ;)

The Red Headed Mama said...

Stacy, I'm not sure if my parents actually knew it was a "date" now that I think about it. It may have just been a "group" of friends going to the movies...that just happened to be paired off. Little white lies, obviously they didn't ask too many questions (I was the good girl) :)