Sincd Easter is a time for new beginnings, I asked some celebs: If they could go back in time and rewrite their past, what would they have done differently?
As pour moi, I would have stayed put in Paris after studying there one summer. Too bad time travel is just an exercise in wishful thinking.
The best we can do is look back and learn what we need to learn. Then, look ahead and unlearn what we have to unlearn.
May we never fail to remember that, sometimes, life is really not just about getting ahead. There are days when we must simply be happy where we are.
Let happiness begin within!
Leo Tavarro Valdez
I am thankful to God, as I feel quite blessed in this journey called life. Early on, I promised myself that, in any major decision I shall make, I will go forward and look back with not an ounce of regret.
But if I could go back in time, there are these three things I would have done: Become a learned piano player; become a learned, skillful dancer; and, lastly, I would have finished my college education and gotten a masters degree in architecture. A singing, dancing, piano-playing architect—wouldn’t that be simply fantastic?”
“I have had a unique past, as unique as each and every individual’s past. And I would not change any of that, even given the chance.”
“If I were to go back in time? Nothing! I would love to just be me. Nothing to change. Nor would I do things differently. As every day passes, I learn more about life. What is left of it and what more is there to come? At present, I need not change, nor think otherwise. This is me. I embrace all that is good, all that I have, my family. I am loved the same way I love. I can’t ask for anything more”
“I would have married Julius [Babao] when I was younger, and had more kids. I had a previous placenta previa birthing condition with my second child and, at my age, it’s already risky to get pregnant.”
“I would have slept every afternoon; maybe I could have grown taller.”
“I would have wanted to learn some of life’s lessons sooner.”
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