I’ve always carried this mantra through life, but is it accurate? I have no regrets! I’ve done dumb things. No regrets. I have lived through awkward roommates. No regrets. I’ve lived through scary situations. No regrets. I always looked at my life as something I needed to make me into the person I am today. No regrets!
Now, let’s be honest. I have regrets. I wish I had done things differently growing up. I wish I had worked harder in school and used my intelligence to my advantage instead of only doing enough to get by –aka I wish I hadn’t taken the lazy way out. I wish I hadn’t been afraid to leave the nest without a safety net. I wish I had gone far away to school. I wish I hadn’t been so shy when I was younger and instead had the confidence I have now. I wish I had traveled the world. Hell, I wish I had just traveled the country. I wish I had the bravery to go live and work in a big city, or at least somewhere that’s not my hometown. I wish I had been more driven. I wish I had been smarter about the people I let in my life, including every single narcissist guy I dated. I wish I hadn’t spent the majority of my 20’s drinking every night.
‘If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast a net.”
No regrets, my ass! I am still struggling with what I want to be when I grow up. Having no regrets is bullshit. Everyone has regrets, but that sweet saying, No Regrets, seems to make it alright. What the world needs now is little more get up and go. Bravery in the face of fear. I know that’s what I need.
Last year, my word of the year was Bravery. I focused everything around being brave. This year, my word of the year is Action. I’ve been trying to take Action to make the positive changes I want. To move forward and become who I have always been meant to be. In this case, it’s mustering up the bravery to take action to stand in my own truth. Be my own light.
Life is short. Wasting time is easy. We sit around waiting for our life to happen, yet, it never truly begins until we face our fears and take action. With No Regrets.