There have been so many in my life *breaks off and sings “My Way” – badly* but I’ve been making a real effort in the last few years to look at things more positively, which has certainly helped.
I’m not saying that I don’t have regrets for the last few years but I am trying to look at things more objectively and not let the little things I cannot control, control me.
I suppose the biggest thing I should have done but didn’t was to trust myself more. I spent a lot of my youth having big dreams but never actually setting out to achieve them. I wanted to travel the world, spend time teaching, exploring and truly finding myself but always stopped myself due to my own lack of trust in myself.
I’d like to think that thankfully I am a nice person and the things that I have missed aren’t actually that important in the grand scheme of things. I know that travel is something I say everyone should do but the person I am now is a very happy person, in a very loving relationship, a good job, a happy family and friend balance and I think that’s a lot to be grateful for.
I certainly do have things I regret, mostly things I regret not doing but I know that I cannot change my past or relive my life so I want to accept things and move on. I think that my Happy Jar certainly helps as it makes me remember the positives and spend less time on the negatives.
Just a short one today I think. I’d generally say I’d rather not focus on regrets as I cannot change them, and if nothing else, I want to avoid that in future so am trying to do more to give me positives to look back on.