Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A little randomness for your Tuesday

Tucked up in bed with my munchkin on a sick day I thought I would take the opportunity to post some random thoughts I had whilst walking last week, noted down in my trust pocket notebook....you never know when an idea will strike ;-)

Regrets.......do you have any?

I definitely don't regret any of the choices I have made in my life. How could I? Each and every choice has brought me one step closer to the life I am living. My beautiful family, a best friend  who is there for me no matter what, some other fabulous friends and an inspirational critique group!

However, I cannot say that I am completely regret free. Along the way I have said one or two hurtful things, lost touch with people I wish I had made more of an effort with. But my main regrets are linked to places.

There are some places that are not quite full enough with memories. These places are linked to times in my life, and the ones that harbour a sense of regret are the times of my life I didn't make the most of. I don't regret the decisions or the outcomes, if I would do the same if I had it to do over again. But I do regret that I didn't grab each and every moment and make the most of them. I didn't fill these places with happiness.

For some places it is too late, they are inexorably linked to a time of my life that is not full enough. For others....we will see, there may be time yet for a couple of memories to push away the sadness. To a certain extent I don't even regret that these places have regrets because it has taught me to enjoy every moment.

Ok now my head hurts

Quick song to leave you with and a question.....can we ever truly be regret free?

Oh come on...there has to be a cheesy song every now and then!!


  1. Like you, I don't really regret much. I do have some linked to places, as well. We spent a year (early in our marriage) living in the Washington D.C. area. And, while we did see a lot of great things, there's so much more we could have done. We always say we'll go back, but who knows?

    1. I was beginning to think I was the only one. Almost everyone I speak to says they have no regrets at all. You know when the conversation allows...I haven't canvassed the whole town or anything ;-)

  2. I try to live with the quote "It's the things we don't do that we most often regret, not the things we do." So I try to take advantage of every opportunity in my life and then not regret that. But it's not always the case. :) I guess we can just try our best..

    1. That is a good quote and a great way to live. I wish I had understood that when I was your age!!


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