“Regrets – I’ve Had a Few” Meme

From Mel, who always touches me with her words

Instructions:

1) Call the meme “Regrets – I’ve Had A Few”
2) Always refer (and link back) to the blogger who tagged you
3) Always tag (and link to) at least two new bloggers
4) List as many regrets as you like, but list a minimum of one (even if you have to re-interpret the term ‘regret’ because you feel strongly that you don’t have any)
5) Include these five rules in each post as the meme instructions.

All right then.

i regret never having finished college
i regret never having a chance to teach in a school
i regret not being more involved with my family of birth (but i do NOT miss the mishigas that it would have added to my life)
i regret not being more physically active when i was young
i regret the fact that my choice to protect my children meant they had to do without a lot
i regret that my youngest felt that living without moms rules was more important
i regret that my eldest feels the world owes him something and he owes nothing
i regret that my daughter feels like her life has been sooooo horrible
i regret that i can not do more for my grandkids
i regret losing track of all my old journals and poems
i regret not having a dining room to entertain from
i regret losing track of friendships
i regret being broke most of my adult life
i regret not traveling much

NOW my adaptation to this meme

i choose not to go back to college at this point in life because despite the fact that most employers want a degree, college can’t teach me anything I need to know.
i choose to be a teacher in many ways in my life, constantly
i choose feeling left out of my family to putting up with the crap
i chose to protect my children first and think about finances second
my children are adults now, I can not choose for them how to be adults
i choose to give my grandchildren my heart, and they seem to be ok with that
i could hunt down my old journals and poems, most of them are stored somewhere in the house
i am still able to do some traveling

so the things i can’t change:
activity–cant change the past
dining room – cant rebulid the house
losing track of friends – its done and past now
being broke – my priority has never been money and never will, so broke is something i guess i had better make peace with
1 other’s thought:

Mel said…
Thank you for sharing . . . and I love how you pointed out that many regrets can be explained or changed and what can’t, you just have to accept. 🙂

12:56 PM

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2 Responses to ““Regrets – I’ve Had a Few” Meme”

  1. Regrets are something that we all have, it’s how we choose to either leave them behind or let them consume and define us that is important.
    Kelly

  2. Exactly.

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