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17 Again

If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was.
I would only open my eyes a little more.
Jules Renard


There’s a movie called ’17 Again’ in which the lead character … drumroll please …gets to be 17 again. You know, there are a couple of things I reckon I would do differently if I woke up in my bed back on Tamborine in 1997. I would kiss Jeremy instead of Chris at New Year’s Eve. I would badger my parents to help me get my drivers licence. I would tell myself to open up my heart instead of guarding it so carefully. I would go to concerts. I might even throw my undies on the stage!

Don’t get me wrong, I would have my life again pretty much as it was, I would just open my eyes a little more to see the enormous potential of what was in front of me that I couldn’t see at the time. I was much, much too serious as a teenager. I didn’t let myself live.

I can’t go back to being 17 again. What I can do is imagine myself as 38 with the opportunity to be 28 again. Surely I would tell myself the same thing. LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE! and for goodness sake don’t take things so seriously. Experience everything and don’t be afraid of a little heartache.

There is so much potential inside every life, yet most of us content ourselves with the status quo. We marvel at the energiser bunnies who seem to live to the max … but you know what? They just see or make an opportunity for a great experience and then DO it. It’s really, honestly as simple as that.

Open your eyes.

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This entry was posted on August 5, 2009 by in Living fully.
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