If You Could Change One Thing About Yourself, What Would It Be?

When we asked on our Facebook page, “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” we got some pretty diverse answers. We love, and appreciate, everyone’s honesty. We think it’s interesting, and often great fun, to learn what’s going on in the fascinating minds of women 45+. Here are 10 of our favorite responses.

“I would change some of the things I have done in my past and try to understand how to be a good mom. You can teach them the best way you know how, but it doesn’t go that way.” Patricia A Amsden

first

Live for today and not worry so much about yesterday.” Tammy Chanprasert

today-yesterday

“My financial decisions.” Joyce West

broke

“Not a thing. I have a husband I would not want to live without, a beautiful daughter who has completed my life and has given us a gorgeous baby boy, and three more grandchildren from my husband’s family who of course are just as much mine, and all my brothers and sisters. I have everything. ” Julie Swallow

ihaveeverything

“Much as I hate to say it, I’m chiming in with “weight”. Would it make everything perfect? No. But I believe it would make me feel physically better.” Paulette Greyn

weight

“To stop feeling like I always have to fix things….I can’t turn it off.” Helena Shanks

fix

“Have the mobility I had in my 40s.” Linda Orwick Reed

mobility

“ Learn to forgive easier.” Barker Simcox Millie

forgive

“I would’ve done a better job as a mother. I obsess constantly on how I thought I was doing right by my daughters, yet they made all the wrong decisions.  Now I’m raising 4 grandkids and I pray I do right by them. I’m doing the best I can with what I have.” Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

grandmother

“Nothing, as life is so short. Enjoy and be happy.” Ashley Meade

enjoy

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  • Definitely better control of my weight. I have a pretty healthy lifestyle and take no medications. But I allowed my weight to creep up, and I feel it’s negative impact. I’m not looking to be “thin,” just optimal. The fact is, it’s easier to maintain than try to lose.

  • Linda

    I wish I had taken better care of my knees. I could manage my weight and fitness so much better before having my first knee replaced at 50 and all the other problems associated with arthritis.