I would like to think that I am much more confident than I was in high school. I also feel although I was thin in high school, I feel a few pounds look a little better. However, I am still the same person inside.
I am a good 40 lbs heavier, as my metabolism must be dropping into another lower gear. Although my eating bounces from good to bad and back (was totally bad in HS), I usually have enough activity that would keep it off in earlier years, but the last year or so, not. Attitude is pretty much the same, but hopefully somewhat wiser. My politics have bounced all over the place over the years, as I was first "taken in" then dispelled certain beliefs or propaganda. But I came back to a similar position that the basic working folks of the U.S. seem under represented.
I had some psychology courses in college; and while working for different companies, I had the opportunity to go through at least four different personality evaluations, and learned a few things about myself along the way. Some of these experiences trained me/helped me to soften/modify some of my not so nice traits. One tallent and enjoyment I had no clue about in high school was the gift to coach and develop folks. It has never been a primary repsonsibility, but I enjoy it, and it breeds success.
Last edited by tenngolfer; July 12th, 2013 at 08:25 AM.
I don't think I've changed too much. I'm still very self-conscious and uncomfortable in new situations or around new people. There was a period of time where that wasn't so true, working retail kind of forces you out of your shell. But since being at home with the kids, I've gone backwards in that respect.
Sometimes I wonder who, outside my family will miss me when I'm gone, or what kind of a mark I'm going to leave on the world... I let myself be held back with insecurities. I definitely thought that would change and be an easier burden to carry as I got older, but really hasn't.
"Why do people so often make decisions that their future selves regret?" they wrote.
I disagree with this. Most people don't regret the decisions they've made, nearly as much as the decisions they FAILED to act upon.
I liked myself in high school, still do...frankly, I don't think I'm all that much different now, maybe a little wiser. But one thing I would do differently is take more chances with the opposite sex. If I went back in time I would make sure I kissed a lot more girls, or try harder. I was too afraid of romantic failure. Of course, it's hard to maintain a relationship with a girl when you can't even drive a car!