Thursday, November 3, 2016

No Regrets, Honestly

The post for day 3 of NaBloPoMo is: If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom?

Well, if I write about THAT the person will know and so will everyone else I know so...not the best idea. Instead, I'll just talk about the regrets part. Because I have some of those.

I'm not sure that any of gets through life without at least one regret but, if you're like me, you have more than one. In the interest of keeping these posts relatively short, I'll give y'all the short list-

My List of Top 10 Regrets:

  1. Poor decisions. I've made quite a few of these and while I've learned to live with most of them, there are a couple that I am still regretting. 
  2. Ever being concerned with what other people thought of me. That's one nice thing about being my age, I no longer care about this. I do believe that I would have been more comfortable being myself in my younger years, though, had I not cared what other people thought.
  3. Trying to please everyone. I was guilty of this growing up. I always tried to be what I thought my parents and others wanted me to be. How silly. 
  4. Being impatient...hasty. I really wish I had taken my time and thought many things through more than I did. I'm working on improving this. 
  5. Not listening to my intuition. It took me YEARS to realize I was quite in tune with my intuition and should listen to it. Seriously, I was in my 30s before I finally got it. 
  6. Getting involved with THOSE kids in high school. Yikes. Good thing my fear of all things unknown kicked in like it did. 
  7. Not being a better daughter/granddaughter. Things just went south in this area once I hit 15. I should have risen above so much but I simply did not. 
  8. Letting someone go. Never should have done that. 
  9. Having a short fuse. It's still short but not nearly as short as it once was. Thankfully!
  10. Not taking better care of my health and fitness level. I know better but I don't do better. 

Ok, what are your regrets?


  1. Sister, all things you can redirect, overcome and just say to hell with! At 53, I can tell you once you hit 50 and fabulous, you will release 99% of everything! High-FIVE!

    1. I hit 50 a while back and I can't think of a single thing I regret since then. It's a few things from long ago that may, or may not, have led to a happier me as time went on. I did not release 99% at 50 but I'm releasing more and more as the years fly by. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    2. I'm with Babz. Life is too short to spend a lot of time on regrets. Sure, learn from them, make amends if you can then savor your life!
      I'm enjoying ready both your posts. I'm 53 and an empty nester too.
      Write on, sisters!

    3. Lisa Bicknell from, by the way.

  2. I think I could echo your list of regrets. But now that I am staring down 60 those things have reseeded far into my memory. Too many people are gone now that remembered me as a teenager. Thank goodness.
    You know secretly what a regret I have now? I wish I had not stopped at six kids but went on to have 4 more. I still have names I never got to use. :) I always wanted to have a baby that was younger than its nieces and nephews. Odd. I know but that is a regret I have. It ain't gonna happen now. :) Have a nice day.

    1. I thought about having at least one more but I'm glad I didn't. I don't have that great relationship you have with your dear hubby. :) Have a great weekend!

  3. We all have some little regrets in life, big regrets are had by some but not by me I can't see the point of having big regrets you can't change things that have happened so what is the point in regretting things you can't change.

    1. I agree that we all probably have some little regrets. The big ones will grab me every so often even though I remind myself just what you're saying: there's no going back and changing anything so let it go.


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