I Would Go Back In Time If I Could

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    Just to be a fly on the wall.

    I walked pass my future husband in the halls of my high school for three and a half years before I finally noticed him in the last semester of senior year. Apparently he'd noticed me and had a crush for years -- he'd even tried to talk to me a few times. I can be sort of out of...
    AnonyB AnonyB
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    And change the day we met.

    Maybe if I could change that day, we would not have fallen in love.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    i would stop my car and turn it around

    when he chases me down the road, screaming and begging for me to stay. i would think twice before allowing my own insecurities to cloud my ability to reason and falsely accuse him of something that he wasn't guilty of. i would bite my tongue and sleep beside him on New Year's...
    VeritasAequitas VeritasAequitas
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2015
    mrymxmm mrymxmm
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    I always think to myself "If I can go back in

    time I'd change this, this, and this." But would I? There were lessons in all of those experiences. I wouldn't have learned those experiences without possibly making some of those poor decisions. It would really just open the door to having those same experiences, but at a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    And shake hands with my classmates.

    And hug my teachers. And apologize to my mother.
    avemvogel avemvogel
    16-17, T
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    I would go back in time just to have ten more

    minutes with my dad, and say all the things i didnt get to say. I miss him
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 9

    I have a list! Sort of.

    But it's kinda important. I would actually like to relive my past, because I don't even remember much from a year ago and I want to be that innocent girl, I wanna know what I did and thought years ago. It would be amazing. And also stick up for myself in secondary school. All...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Mar 9

    I have often dreamed of going back in time to

    14 years old and start life over with everything I know today. There are so many choices I would make differently but the first of which would be to get help for anxiety and depression that I unknowingly have suffered with my whole life and just a few years ago diagnosed with.
    LV1070 LV1070
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 9

    Yeah probably would have had a more enriching

    life. Though I try to make the best of things now. but yes there would be that one thing i'd change. But...... For now, life continues!!
    atticusimoes atticusimoes
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 14

    I made the biggest mistake of my life three

    weeks ago. She would married me. I broke it off with her for stupid reasons. Only now do I realize it. I miss her and I am devastated and angry at myself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    I know it's not good to dwell in the past ,

    but sometimes I think about how if I could go back in time I would do a lot of things differently , especially when I was in highschool . Right now I do realize I can't change my past , but I can mask my future , and then my future will become my past , but only difference is I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    I would go back and fix every stupid thing I

    ever did. I would stop myself from eating away my feelings and gaining so much weight in third grade and up. I would stop being an ******* to my friends in middle school. I would stop myself from getting into a relationship I desperately don't want to be in so I don't have to...
    DaydreamingAddiction DaydreamingAddiction
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Mar 20

    Time flies so fast. it was just like yesterday

    I'm still holding his hand, cooking him breakfast, doing his dishes, sleeping at his side, waking up on his arms, laughing together, walking together, working out together, going shopping together, talking before going to sleep, eating pizza together and in just a blink of an...
    ohsyrcira ohsyrcira
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 5

    I feel so lonely. I love my husband

    but I'm scared I married him for the wrong reasons. I am in my early thirties and having a midlife crisis!
    estellasauntisbad estellasauntisbad
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 5

    Had really worst days.

    ... It will take time to get things on the track again. Missed you guys and missed Experience Project. Feeling happy
    vsaroha94 vsaroha94
    22-25, M
    Apr 13
    bekagath bekagath
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 2

    I would have never gotten married.

    I thought I wanted it so bad. He was such a good guy and I thought that I would be an idiot to not make him mine forever. But we were way more like friends that lovers...and at the time I thought that was a good thing. Who doesn't want to marry their best friend? After 7 months...
    underpressure85 underpressure85
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jan 18

    In a heartbeat. I think one of the things we

    learn, called wisdom,would come into play. I have made a lot of mistakes concerning finances, choice of career, raising my daughters. On a positive note the great thing about grandchildren is, you get another chance to do it right, with that wisdom you earned. I feel that...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney
    56-60, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2015

    I would go back in time to HS graduation,

    and then go in the military like I planned, so I could have traveled, learned a lot, and met interesting people. Instead, I chose to work in a government office.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 14, 2015

    Back In Time...

    I wish I could go back in time, back when our love was new. So I could carefully remind myself, of all the things I’ll do for you. All the sacrifices I will make, proving my love is true. All the things that I’ll give up, not seeing you coerced me to. Kept close to you under...
    LG76 LG76
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    This is a great group I hasten to add

    (considering the present times in EP). I had not noticed that I had joined this group although I do remember having thought about an experience. At the time I joined EP, we had some wonderful times. Great friends, loads of banter, questions, responding to our group of friends...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 9

    Not to change anything.

    Just to relive a few of those beautiful moments. :)
    Trish101 Trish101
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I would make the effort to see my father one

    more time just to hold him. Just to tell him that I love him and to thank him for having my back when it counted most...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    If I could go back in time there are a million

    things that I would do different. But then again, don't we all Make choices the way we think is the best for us. Eventho they might not bring us what we were hoping for, just make the best out of it. Don't regret anything you can't change, but change the things you can!
    menno1998 menno1998
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 8

    i would go back to when I was about half way

    through Grade 8. I moved houses and ended up on the bus with the guy who would make the rest of High School hell, any time he could. In Grade 9 I shared most of my classes with him. We went from only seeing each other on the bus, to seeing each other in almost every...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 20

    I would do the whole Dr.

    Who adventure thingy if I could go back in time or forwards in time. Who doesn't love a good adventure.
    Typingkeyboard Typingkeyboard
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 9

    I would go back to when I was in elementary

    school where everything is simple. My parents loved me and was so proud of me, I love what I'm doing and i love spending time with my friends going out house to house and sharing our lunch together. The time when WWE/WWF is on the rage, we would act out our favorite wrestler...
    BarneyStinsfire BarneyStinsfire
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 20

    Sometimes we can look back

    and see where we messed up. Sometimes when we do or dont do something, even if it is in the tiniest form of making a mistake, you can look at that tiny thing that hurt someone, and see how that one little tiny mistake changed every thing.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    So with my unexpected happiness lately,

    I've been remembering things. Things that were supposed to die so long ago. But why am I so happy and remembering things that I've repressed for so long? Did something in me finally find its peace with what happened to me? Did I unknowably accept it and move on? I don't feel...
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
    13-15, F
    Apr 10

    My dad just passed away in November last year.

    I remember we had a fight the night before and we didn't talk to each other that night. Went to sleep and then when I woke up he was already awake. I didn't even bother to kiss him a good morning. I just did my own things and went to uni for my classes. Then he was suddenly gone...
    JustCallMeMonica JustCallMeMonica
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20

    It hurts more when you know there won't be any

    exchange of hellos again. Now when I try to look back time I regret how many more beautiful moments we could have created but we didn't.. How much love I could have showered but I didn't.. My heart cries to make up but paths are missing.
    winterfall winterfall
    41-45
    1 Response Mar 17
    tinman3099 tinman3099
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 3

    if I could spend one more day with my dad.

    I grew up with 2 folders sisters, no brothers and my dad and I bonded over the NY YANKEES. I did SPECIAL OLYMPICS track and field and before the NJ state games he would help me train. This pat January was 13 years since he passed away and to this day, his birthday and Father's...
    JerseyNade JerseyNade
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I would have respected the wonderful wife God

    brought into my life. I would have honored her and never flirted with other women. to any young men out there,... this could be you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2

    On the surface I think it's safe to say

    that I am successful. Big house, six figure income and a great career to go with it, but when I look at some of my past choices I want to travel back in time and smack the crap out of myself. I dated a lot of women that were users and always stayed longer than I should have...
    LOMD LOMD
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    Give my 25 yr old daughter a hug

    that would last a lifetime...she passed on August 23, 2010...my Heather Joy. Changed me forever...
    Stacylynn420 Stacylynn420
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Jan 4

    I would go back 9 years

    and stop myself from meeting my soon to be x husband
    nayanuki nayanuki
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I get this feeling that we are going backwards.

    The NASA project is exploring the possibility to explore Mars. (In my opinion) Life came from Mars, and Earth was the next planet in line with the sun. I’m just thinking Venus may be the next populated planet.
    JackOfAllNames JackOfAllNames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 11

    I wish I could go back it time.

    Specifically to being 14. This was when my parents moved me from the Seattle Bay Area (the cities on/near the Pudged Sound) to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Before that, we lived in a small town in California. I've never been very good at making friends and I'm ok with that part...
    nightlydemon nightlydemon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14

    I never really did want to break her heart.

    I don't think anyone actually likes breaking hearts. It happens sometimes. It's out of our control. But ever since I left her all alone crying in my bedroom, she refuses to talk nor look at me. Her voice cracked every passing second and then she opened her mouth. All she said...
    Protohipster Protohipster
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 30

    I would go back in time

    and would tried harder to stay with you. I'm still in love with you, the loneliness is killing me, even though we have been divorced 6 years I still miss you everyday. I cry most days when something reminds me of us. Wish things could be different. I love you, you was my first...
    Shazi123 Shazi123
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jan 31

    I would go back in time

    and fix all the mistakes I made. I'd fix losing the one person I truly did love. I'd fix me becoming a ******* to everyone I know. There are so many things people want to fix but we can't. So we wish that we can go back in time I wish we could.
    Joshisthename Joshisthename
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Mar 29

    I would listen to all those things my mother

    use to tell me. I would plan for my future, save my money, find a career. And I would cherish each moment with those I love, we never know when they will be taken from us.
    Pitgal Pitgal
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015
    shums shums
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    I feel like my memories aren't mine.

    .. The house I lived in wasn't mine... My parents were never together... Considering how my life is now, those wonderful memories aren't mine...
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Apr 3

    Marry someone else. My husband's family thinks

    they are perfect religious good people, but they are fake, full of addictions, petty, homophobic, racist, constipated ********. I would choose a family of broken, humble, loving, healthy, openminded people that would love me and my kids!
    MHPrettystar MHPrettystar
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Dec 22, 2015
    statically statically
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    Sometimes, I wish I could go back to my

    childhood, and on some occasions never grow up. I had so many friends that I would hang out with and talk to. I didn't have a care in the world, so long as I had my family and friends with me. We'd always chat about how we were so excited to grow up and become adults. Eventually...
    FreshAirLover FreshAirLover
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 5

    To be born in another time

    and live my life before this time. I don't know it's just that some how life seemed better back then. People actually had respect, values were the main dish in the house and falling in love seemed more realistic. Today's world is so messed up and you find few people that are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 13, 2015

    I would go back to November 2013

    when my brother was still here. We just had thanksgiving at my house and played Xbox 360. It was the best day ever. I miss him terribly. I wish I would've bugged him more and annoyed him more in a loving way. As a big brother I've always been overprotective and more like a third...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    hey bridge.. hey mars.

    . hey days and nights!! hello 2016!! you took the one dearest person in my heart.. my uncle.. the younger brother of my father.. my uncle threw him self 2 days ago from that bridge.. and I understand the reason why..because he felt lonely and lonely..he was ill and nobody...
    Sofiane86 Sofiane86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 11

    I would go back to 08

    and never went to the party where my boyfriend died... There is not a day that goes by I don't think about him at least five to six times I'm think I will ever find a man that could ever take his place I love him even though he is not here..
    needhelp123456 needhelp123456
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2015

    Back to August 18 1986.

    ..I should have told my dad I loved him when he dropped me off that morning.
    Kennedy9154 Kennedy9154
    51-55, M
    Sep 3, 2015

    I mean, who else doesn't want to live in the

    50s!? It was the perfect decade
    zeeeee09 zeeeee09
    18-21, F
    7 Responses May 20, 2015

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Apr 11

    If I could go back in time,

    I'd force my family to put me up for adoption so I could go to a family that loves me unconditionally.
    ThatSexyB ThatSexyB
    18-21, M
    4 Responses May 18, 2015

    PLEASE DONT JUDGE ME!

    !!! If I could change my past I would, I'm so ashamed and embarrassed and disgusted in myself!! I wish I could redo all of high school, I was way to promiscuous and I totally ruined my reputation!! My best friend stopped being friends with me in tenth grade because of my...
    xxNicholexx xxNicholexx
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    Honestly it's not about repeating life

    so much as returning to a pint when there were goals and dreams and a point to getting out of bed besides being a slave
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    Mar 2

    I don't want to go back to change anything,

    but I would like to observe...learn lessons that I missed the first time around. I hear it can heal wounds brought into this life time. I want to go farther than my current life - past life regression, possibly through hypnosis. It's on my bucket list.
    LifeSpirit LifeSpirit
    36-40, F
    Apr 8
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