17 january – fucking super. #bloganuary

January 17:

What is a superpower you’d love to have? 


I’d like the ability to have a dollar for every time I’ve heard this dumbass, incredibly overused question. Seriously, why have I been asked this question approximately 2,235,876 times in my life? I don’t get the fascination with this question.

Ahem. Sorry.

You know what? If I can have a superpower, I’ll take it. Give it. Whatever it is. I don’t even care. I’ll take whatever I can get.

However, I’ll tell you what I really really want (if this even counts as a superpower).

The ability to time-travel.

There. I said it. I picked a stupid-ass superpower. Happy now? And do you know why I chose this? I’ll bet you do!

Yes. To go back in time and teach my younger self everything I now know that I wish I’d known then. No one has to know I’m there. It can be our secret. Me and… me. I can live in my younger self’s attic or something. And we can spend a couple of hours each night talking about making better decisions than I’d make with out my future self’s help.

I can debunk that “fairy tales aren’t real” crap.

I can stop my younger self from making choices I’ll later regret.

I can teach myself how to value myself and love myself and put myself first (not all the time, but not never either) because I believe it will be much easier to change my mindset as the younger version of me—before I become totally jaded and cynical.

I can steer myself away from those who I now know are bad for me.

And I can enjoy spending time with myself in a more peaceful environment (because I don’t find our current time period peaceful at all).

Maybe if I show my younger self that I’m a good person who is funny and smart and cool all on my own, I won’t end up spending years trying to find my worth in others. Or simply hating myself.

I know there’s no guarantee that I could help myself. God knows I’m struggling to help myself now. But if I had another person right now, even another me (god help us all), maybe it would be better. Because I feel completely alone now.

I don’t even have me.

   
Should I have said I want invisibility so I can gaze freely upon the sexy men of my choosing? Nah. Too predictable.

p.s. — No capes!


©2022 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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15 Responses to 17 january – fucking super. #bloganuary

  1. Time travel isn’t stupid at all!!
    It is very very cool. But all the physicy peeps get too “oh these are the rules, you must obey them”, “you cant change stuff”, “don’t let you see yourself”- how boring
    I like what you are going to do with!
    Also Edna is such a mood! I love the movies!!

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  2. I have to agree that I hate this question as well. And everyone always seems to ask it. We are almost 2/3 of the way through this month and I’m still waiting for a great prompt lol

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  3. I like your strategy.

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  4. Ogden Fahey says:

    I guess it would be nice to have the power to kill by thought! 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. chattingaboutgod says:

    my superpower is women to want me…well not very successful, but having fun trying, mostly lonely women i meet in the store, or in the park, the gym etc. bad husbands ( i call them the villians ) lol…yeah my superpower…women want me, thanks Sandra
    Dave

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