There are some things in life that knowing what they’d be like ahead of time would make a huge difference in your choices.
Like that perm in 7th grade.
Or getting tweezer-happy on your eyebrows. Also in 7th grade.
Or wearing puka shell necklaces with everything.
Apparently, 7th grade Katie did not have great long-term vision.
But alas, I survived and moved on to bigger and better and more life-altering decisions. Like going to college, getting married, having a family and building a career. It has been fun, with a hefty share of crazy. Here are some of the big things I wish I had known ahead of time: