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A day you would do over if you could?
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Check out this great video where some of our own contemporary authors answered the question:
If I could do over one day from my teenage years, it would be the day...
We'd love to hear from you in the comments about what day you would do over! To get us started, a few more members of The Contemps weighed in with a textual response:
Kristen Tracy - A day I would live over and change: Pig Slaughter Sleepover. Here's the story. Once, I agreed to go to a sleepover at a friend's house, and in the back of my mind I sort of thought maybe I shouldn't go, but I went and that night their massively huge pig had a heart attack and died. My friend had to go and help cut its throat in order to drain the blood from the meat (Americans prefer the taste of meat without blood in it) and their pig had just had piglets, and so I remember being asked to come outside and hold a squealing pig while they butchered the dead mother pig. I recall really really wishing I wasn't at this sleepover, and sort of sondering whether or not I'd ever be able to eat bacon or ham again. I am still haunted by this sleepover. I think it's the last one I ever attended. And the squeal of a pig brings it all back.
Sara Bennett Wealer - The day I would most likely do over is the day I decided I *had* to be popular. It sounds like a bad 80s movie, but I remember literally making that decision, and then working to get in with the "in" crowd. I did get in, but it never felt quite right. First, I ditched many of my old friends, which hurt peoples' feelings and was, overall, a sucky thing to do. Second, the popular kids already had their own friends. They weren't mean or anything, but they'd all known each other for years and I was a newcomer. I did some things I wasn't proud of to impress them - things I probably didn't need to do, and ultimately I wound up on my own. It was sort of a mutual decision and no big tragedy, but what does bug me is wondering how things might have been if I'd just let them develop naturally. In the end, I had a small group of friends with whom I was happy. But I always wished I'd been a better friend to the people who knew and liked me before I decided I had to be an "it" girl.
Denise Jaden - If I could do one day over, it would be an absolutely horrible singing audition I did in 11th grade. I can't sing. I should have known better. Rather than thoroughly embarrassing myself in front of all the popular kids who could sing, if I could do it over again, I would just go to the acting and dancing auditions for sure.