13 March 2012

Six Things I Wish I'd Never Done


Hindsight is 20/20 Once The Mind Trick Wears Off
Via Very Demotivational

Day Seven!

I am a no regrets kind of person. Even when I almost died that one time, I was still (eventually) able to see it as a learning, growing, shove into a new direction kind of thing. Still, over the course of a lifetime one does build up a list of things that might have gone more smoothly had one chosen otherwise.

I wish I hadn't eaten French toast before attending our town fair when I was eleven. Those spinny, whirly rides did me no favours, neither on a social nor digestive level.

I wish I'd left when I realized my relationship was over, not a year later.

This is more a category than a single thing, but I always, almost immediately, regret boasting.

I sometimes wish I never went to grad school, but then again it did sort of sustain me financially for a while there when I needed it. I guess I'd say I wish I'd allowed myself to acknowledge that I wasn't going to go into academia as a formal career. I might have enjoyed the process of getting my degrees more.

I wish I hadn't stayed stuck in child-parent mode with my folks for as long as I did. We've shifted our dynamic to a much happier, more fun place now. Yeah, I'm still their kid, but we aren't playing the old negative scripts much any more. It's better.

I wish I hadn't allowed creative writing to slip so often. Life got in the way. It shouldn't have. (And I'm so glad I'm back into it!)

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Sometimes we learn our biggest life lessons from doing stuff we might look back on with dread. Sometimes these things translate into great stories though.

L.G.Smith said...

A lot of people give up writing temporarily while life gets in the way. It's a biggie on the regret scale, as is number two...though I'm still stuck in that one. :(

Traci Kenworth said...

It's all good. I think it makes us become the person we are. I have a lot of regrets in one way, but I don't dwell on them because I know what happened made me a stronger person. Though I wish I could've save my children from the pain and darkness of those years, we all made it and life has began to shine with the sun again. We're in a good place now. That's what matters.

Elizabeth Twist said...

L.G.: double :( on that. It is hard.

Traci: Glad you came through a troubling time and things are better for you and your kids now.

Fantasy Writer Guy said...

I'm glad you came back to writing, and that you didn't die.

SherryE said...

I guess we all have regrets. We learn and move on. Glad you're still writing!

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