In the summer of 1985, Back to the Future was released. I loved that movie – still do. So, it’s probably no surprise that I’ve considered the possibilities of time travel. And I have to answer the question:
What would I do if a time traveling DeLorean landed in my front yard?
I’d climb in, shut the door and press the gas!
My first stop would be in 1977. I’d talk to a much younger me. I’d explain that those bumps in the night were products of a very active imagination – something that will serve me well in the future. I’d also explain that yes, Darth Vader did look scary, but he would become a favorite character as I grew older.
My next stop would be 1983.
Every Breath You Take by The Police would probably be playing on MTV. I don’t even want to think about my feathered hair and tight stonewashed jeans. I’d explain that big changes were about to happen – but I’d be okay. I’d advise myself to embrace opportunities, to have faith in my abilities – that my teenage dream of writing wasn’t unrealistic. It’s achievable but only if I have the courage to pursue it.
If you stumbled across a time machine, when would be your destination?