Saturday, January 22, 2011

Would YOU Go Back If You Had A Time-machine?

I was reading a new blog that I came across recently, Stratejoy, and they are currently doing “interviews” with some of the girls that contribute to the site. One of the questions that they are asking is about traveling back in time with a time machine. So it got me thinking about it; where WOULD I go if I had access to a time machine? Would I go back at all?

With unlimited access, I would of course have to choose to go waaay back before my time. I have never been that good at history, it’s more something I have recently begun to have a true, more accurate interest in, but. I always wanted to live in the days of the “wild west”, the “gold rush” days, and of course, the days of Laura Ingalls. I have never been an avid romance novel reader, but in my years of reading, have of course managed to come across a few really good ones; the ones that go back to the days of castles, lords and ladies; so I have a little bit of an interest in going back to those days. The twenties, fifties, sixties and early seventies have appeal to me as well; depending on the decade, I would probably even go back as a child, a teenager approaching her twenties, and then again as an adult! I am sure there are a few more that I am missing, but that is a pretty busy start to a chance at playing with time travel!

In my own lifetime; would I really choose to go back? I honestly struggle with that. For the most part, I have come to accept that every single thing, including the horrible things, I experienced were on purpose, for a purpose, and I am a better person now because of it. There are days I still wonder though; if I hadn’t done X, would I have arrived somewhere different than I am at now? Would I have a different life? Maybe. If I had chosen a different path, become a different person in some ways, achieved more, done more; would I really be happier? Most of the time, I answer with a loud NO. I WOULD take back any of the hurts that I may have imposed on others along my journey, but as for my own outcomes/ consequences, I don’t think I would take any of it back.

How about you? If given the opportunity, would you go back in time and where/when would you go?
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