Do I Have Any Regrets?

Do I Have Any Regrets?

I recently asked my Instagram followers to ask me some questions for a question and answers post. One question really stuck out to me and that was ‘Do you have any regrets?’ from the lovely Folakemi at peacockscanfly.com I thought this question deserved its own post.

So first of all what is regret? The Oxford English Dictionary defines regret as a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.

Admittedly I have regretted many things over time, but looking back I have to say I have no regrets. I don’t wish that I had done things differently or had said yes to an opportunity instead of no.

I don’t regret getting into what would turn into a toxic and abusive relationship (even after how I saw how he treated his ex).

I don’t regret moving out of my parent’s house and moving into what resembled what I can only imagine what a crack den looks like.

I don’t regret getting engaged to a loose cannon after only a few weeks of knowing him.

I don’t regret going completely off the rails after the engagement broke down and sleeping with a bunch of random guys.

I don’t regret putting all my time and energy into a waste of space for a year a who managed to get fired from McDonald’s.

I don’t regret leaving a stable job to ‘find myself’ only to jump from job to job and end up back at that stable job.

I could go on, I guess what I am trying to say is that I have done plenty of things that most would regret, and I made the wrong decision so many times. But if I hadn’t done those things I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I probably wouldn’t have made the decision to become a blogger. I’m glad I went through all of that shit because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have met any of the people I have met and I wouldn’t have any of the friends I have.

Don’t live your life regretting the negative things, but look at what positive things that have come about because of those decisions.

 

7 thoughts on “Do I Have Any Regrets?

  1. Love this! We can all list plenty of things that we aren’t too proud of! But you are right. We must move on from these things. They are absolutely learning experiences that make us who we are!

  2. What a lovely post. I always find myself thinking about pat decisions and wondering if I’d done the right thing, but as you said, we are who we are today because of the decisions we’ve made and we have to look at the good. Clare xxx | Clayaa.com

  3. This is such an important message! Yes we can regret things at the time, but looking back we won’t regret it! I recently decided to move out of my family home, without a job or really much money to support myself, but I don’t regret it. Today I got a call offering me a job I’ve been dreaming of, I’m going on holiday with a good friend, and I’ve got that independence I’ve been craving for years. The only way is up!

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