#blogging4charity – R is for Regrets

The bittersweet taste of fate
We can’t outrun the past
Destined to find an answer
A strength I never lost
I know there is a way
My future is not set
For the tide has turned
But still I never learned to live
without regret.

Anathema Regret

Regret is something I have had a lot of other the years. Sometimes I play back scenarios in my head of things that I cannot change. I often wonder how I could have done things differently and what the outcome would have been if I had. However, I can’t change the past. 

There are some regrets that I’ve had that I’ve come to realise were completely out of my own hands. For example, I regretted dropping out of school before the end. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog on ‘Quitting’ it turned out to be the best thing for me in the long-term because I was a very unhappy teenager because of school. I lived with the regret of it for a number of years, but gaining life experience before going back to university was probably the best thing I could have done. I think I’d have dropped out of university if I had gone in my early 20s, especially knowing now that I’m dyslexic which I didn’t have a diagnosis for then.

Regret seems to stick longer with me because I have a very clear long-term memory, so I will suddenly remember a scenario from 10 years ago where I had done something that perhaps upset someone who I no longer have contact with and how I said a specific thing I wish I hadn’t. Other times I regret that I hadn’t done things sooner, like quitting horrible jobs I’ve had in the past where I was treated appallingly.

Right now my regret is not continuing on my volunteer work while at university as I wonder whether or not that would have stood me in better stead for employment now. But I guess I’ll never know so I should really stop worrying about it and make the best out of what I have.

I also regret leaving it so late to post today’s blog as I am due to go out soon so I will have to end the blog here for today. I may have to come back to this topic at a later date.

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Posted on March 21, 2015, in #blogging4charity and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have come to a time in my life where I no longer have regrets. There used to be a time when I had loads of the and they would certainly keep me awake at times. I know its an old cliché but without the us and downs in my life I would not have reached the place where I am today. A time and place in my life where I am very happy and fulfilled in my personal and work life. Something I have never experienced before. Anyway one thing is certain we can never change the past but only learn from it. Regrets only spawn negative energy anyway and I need all my energy to be positive so that I can go forward positively.

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