The regrets/ mistakes post from the other day was actually a request from a very good friend of mine. I kinda cheated/ copped out by saying that I didn’t regret anything cause I am content with the person I am today. Of course mostly that’s true, and that attitude is something I’ve developed in my life because of my experiences. But sitting with it more, I realize that that’s not what he meant, and of course there are parts of me that are curious what my life would be like if I made different choices. So with that in mind here are some of my real “regrets”:
Saying no to that agent and turning down Mr. Smith when he wanted me to play the main character in the school play. Not asking out certain girls who I was interested in. Not advocating for myself when I thought I deserved more. Not using sunscreen more often when I was in cross country and marching band. Quitting piano lessons. Not taking more risks.
These are the one’s that I can come up with at the top of my head. I think the common theme here, and what these have kinda collectively taught me is to be more proactive in my life, to not be afraid of less-than-ideal outcomes, because you never know what good might come of it. Living according to other people’s metrics is no way to live.
What I find somewhat ironic is that if I did take more risks and put myself out there more, I would likely have have more to regret.