Sarah Hoyt has an interesting post about what (if anything) you would tell your younger self if you could go back in time.
Well, despite some recent "setbacks", I'm not sure I'd want to change anything. I'm in a pretty good position right now, all things considered. I've been able to work from home for the last 3 years, and the ability to pull a paycheck while dressed in sweats with a purring cat on your lap is nothing to be trifled with.
Not sure I'd want to risk losing that.
But still, the one risk I think I'd take is to tell me to read "The Lively Art of Writing". Probably about when I was 10.
See, I'd done a lot of reading (probably had about a thousand checkouts on my library card by that point), and I knew what good writing LOOKED like, but I never thought I could do it myself.
Because I didn't know HOW to write well, I did horribly in English & Creative Writing classes all through school. What I didn't know was that writing was as much science as art, and that one book could explain it all (or at least explain enough).
I was introduced to this book when I was 17. Had I read it earlier, I think my life could've been even better than it is today.
So... anything you'd do for yourself as a kid?
Idle strummings are the Devils' fingers
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