Myself, the pseudo-Time Traveler

I actually found this interestingly thought-causing. Something I rarely do. Or have. 😉

Stolen from Sunday Stealing.

1. Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
2. Tell us how many years back you have traveled and why.
3. Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
4. You only have one “date” with this former self.
5. Answer these questions.

I assume that by meeting and talking with my younger self, I’m not going to cause any temporal paradoxes to occur. Damn. I think I watch too much sci-fi is that’s the first warning that comes to my head.

I’m also going to assume that my younger self will forget everything that’s said once we part ways. Again, that whole temporal paradox thing.

Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?
20 years ago this June, I graduated from high school. 1991. So I’ll pick that year. Unbelievable! How did that happen?

1. Would your younger self recognize you when you first meet?
I’d say probably not. The facial hair. The tattoos. The rapidly graying hair.

Here’s what I looked like then… and now:

Come to think of it, I don’t know that my current self would immediately recognize my younger self. What’s with my ears being all sticky-outy?

2. Would your younger self be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?
Very much so. Hell, I’m still surprised by it most of the time! I’d also be surprised about the several other jobs I had before being a tattooist. None of those had even crossed my mind 20 years ago.

3. What piece of fashion advice would you give your younger self?
I don’t have any fashion sense now, how could I give my younger self any advice? I guess if I said anything I’d say don’t wait so long to get his/my first tattoo. And become a major stockholder in Converse.

4. What do you think your younger self is most going to want to know?
If he/I really is/am gay?

5. How would you answer your younger self’s question?
With a yes. And that being gay is none of the horrible things his/my family and church said it would be.

6. What would probably be the best thing to tell your younger self?
To learn to be a people person. Seriously. I’m so not a people person. I shy away from people-y events. More so now than I did when I was younger.

7. What is something that you probably wouldn’t tell your younger self?
As much as I’d want to, that he/I shouldn’t move to Arkansas and go to Harding. Despite all the suffering, if he/I didn’t, then he/I wouldn’t be where or who he/I is/am today.

8. What do you think will most surprise your younger self about you?
That I have a partner—a Husband. And have had one for nearly 14 years now.

9. What do you think will least surprise your younger self?
That the relationship with the father unit has not gotten any better in 20 years time.

10. At this point in your life, would your younger self like to run into “you” from the future?
I don’t see why not. I’m such a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is!

Until next time...

8 thoughts on “Myself, the pseudo-Time Traveler

  1. “I’m such a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is!” – If this is not the most wonderful self-description ever, I have never heard one. And, despite not Sassing you as well as I’d like (yet) I really do feel like it is a perfect fit. I know my younger self would DEFINITELY like to Sass you, almost as much as my older self does. I’ll raise a pint to you on May 25th, mate!

  2. I love the sci-fi references slipped in 🙂 Thank you, oh boy of my heart.

    I’d probably have the exact same conversation with my own self – I have come to understand that the ‘adversity’ I thought I had experienced throughout my life was really molding me and forming me into who and what I am. I really wouldn’t give any of it up, because then I wouldn’t have gotten *here*.

    1. I think I watch entirely too much sci-fi. 😉

      It’s odd that I hear people say “If I could change this…” but I wonder if all the sci-fi I watch and read has mentally prepared me that I wouldn’t be right here if I did change it.

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