Shrinky recently wrote a great post where she met up with various versions of herself, each one having made a different choice at some stage in their life. Please pop over to her blog and read it, if you haven't already.
Well after reading this I got to wondering what the alternative RCs would look like. Having not been sucked into a garbage disposal to actually meet them, I have had to use my imagination.
"Went to school properly" RC.
This guy didn't skip school like I did, went to Uni at the normal age and is now Professor of History at the University of Somewhereshire.
"Really believed he could be a Rock Star" RC.
Works for free in a guitar shop, tending to bore customers with stories about the time his band supported Ozzy Osborne. Still trying to put together the killer band that will finally make the big time.
"Hooked up with XXX" RC.
She was exciting but was into some serious drugs. This RC has not been seen for several years, presumed dead from an overdose.
"Never met Mrs RC" RC.
Still plays Dungeons and Dragons and lives with his mom.
"Took one of those highly paid jobs he was offered" RC.
Divorced. Never sees his kids. Has lots of expensive guitars and toy soldiers that someone else painted. Never has time to play with them as the career just sucks up his time and energy.
"Learned to drive" RC.
Due to lack of exercise, this guy weighs in at 300pounds.
"Took the job at the nursery school" RC.
Now runs the nursery school in one of the most deprived areas in the county, doing his best to set the local kids on the right path. The occasional success keeps him going as he sees so many of "his" kids go bad.
That will do for now. Why don't you try it?