I saw this weeks prompts and I knew right off the bat that this was the one to choose. There have been a lot of ups and downs in my life, heck… I am sure in ALL our lives, not just mine. But have to say, without hesitation, that I would love to be 22 again.
I am sure some people are going to say 15 or 18. To me it is 22. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is my friends.
At 22, my best friend Mark and I were always together. When we weren’t working we were finding some mischief to be in. We were old enough to drink AND we had just joined the Volunteer Fire Department together. We had our lives, our cars and we had a new girlfriend every other month. I have to admit, we were very full of ourselves back then. At least I know I was and there are definitely some regrets. If anyone who has lived life and has states they have NO regrets, they are lying to themselves because we all have them, no matter how small.
At 22 we had plans of what we wanted to do. How we were going to grow up and how our kids were going to play together.
None of that happened as we had expected.
The next year Mark and his on again, off again girlfriend were married and had a daughter. I wouldn’t have my daughter until 18 years later. So if by our kids playing together means his daughter babysitting mine then I guess that could count.
A few years later I moved off Long Island but Mark and I are best friends to this day.
Oh and at 22 my hair was dark brown and only a few years later… completely white! But at least I didn’t go bald like my brother!
But I wouldn’t want to be 22 forever. We all need to learn and grow up. We need to move forward and make a place for ourselves in this world. Some of us will make a HUGE impact and others, just a minor crater. But all that matters and if we stayed 22 forever, then some of those impacts may not have happened!
What age would YOU like to be again, if even just for a day?