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so i got this idea from a lovely fellow blogger expressing her regrets. 
i can relate to her on one or two levels. 
she mentioned that she has regrets & how everyone struggles with it.
i completely agree - i have had a few times in my life i can't stop regretting.
i have had some extremely tough experiences in past month .. 
& i want to write about them so bad. but at the same time,
i don't want to complain about the bad things going on in my life. 
but at this moment, i just want to get everything out! 
i don't regret. i learn...does that make sense? 
i have had regrets before, but i came to a quick realization that 
instead of regretting, why shouldn't i be thankful that i learned my lesson? 
i became stronger from the situation, from the mistake. 
& i'm thankful for it. . . as crazy as that sounds


what do i do as my job? i am a writer. 
as a writer, when i need to let go of past feelings, i write them down. 
& then i am done. 
it works for some, and for others it doesn't make much sense.
but for this post, i'm going to allow anonymous comments.
no registration needed, just click anonymous from the drop down.
why don't ya try it? 
try leaving a comment about something eating at you. 
a mistake, or even a regret you may have.... 
after submitting it, leave it there. leave it in the past. and move on.
i hope this helps at least one person besides myself. 
*remember: 
you can't start the next chapter of your life 
if you keep re-reading the last one.

past mistakes i am letting go of..now

• i have literally hated a past boyfriend i had. i allowed him to destroy me. my fault.

• i lost treasured friendships due to a bad attitude & selfishness. 

•& i have envied. i have compared myself to other girls. 
i haven't been happy with myself because i..compare my weaknesses to others strengths.

i am forgiving. i am forgetting. i am moving on. & not letting this eat at me anymore.
i am better. i am happy. & i am different. 
now, i am leaving these mistakes & regrets in the past. 
starting a new streak & being a new me. 
what mistakes, trials, regrets, or bad habits have you faced? 
leave them alone. & start living your life!

30 comments

  1. I regret allowing my children to be abused by their father and not leaving when I should have. I will never be able to forgive myself.

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    1. Just tell them u r sorry and explain why. It's not the easy to pick up kids. They will understand if u r sincere. I was an abused child. I hv forgiven, so will they

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  2. WOW! What a post. That was courageous I regret disowning my brother after he told me he was gay He will never forgive me I understand but for that reason my life will never be the same. And I cry when I think about it because I ruined my life from some stupid decision like not believing or supporting him

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  3. Oh man, this is so funny because last night while I was falling asleep, I started thinking about things in my life that I regret and I wrote a whole journal entry this morning about what I regret, why I regret them, and what I wish I'd done instead. It sounds pathetic, but I'm hoping it will be motivation later on for me to do things so that I don't regret them later on down the road!
    Amberly (amberlyandjoe.blogspot.com

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  4. I wish I hadn't married my husband

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  5. You just changed my life... thank you. :) I needed to hear that really badly...!!

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  6. I got in a fight with my mom last night. This is going to help me move on through it. Thank you.

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  7. thanx 4 posting this. i needed 2 hear it. i regret allowing myself 2 gain weight.

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  8. We all have regrets. I too used to let a past boyfriend effect my life. I hated him so much for hurting me and I really hated the person I was as well. I think that was the whole reason I hated him. But, all you can do is learn from your mistakes and grow. I have other regrets too. well all do!

    I think you are stunning, smart, funny and one of my best blogging friends! Love you Amanda!!
    XOXO
    E

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  9. I'm so impressed with everyone's comments. Wow! I wish that I'd had more faith in myself and pushed to achieve my dreams.

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  10. I regret never telling anyone when I was raped in high school.

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    1. It's not too late

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  11. I regret that I do not live everyday with the fullness it deserves, I also regret letting people who don't matter hurt me so intensely

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  12. I feel like I regret my whole life but know I can start new.

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  13. I love this :) I felt like I was reading about myself there for a minute. I'll be honest, I literally hated an ex boyfriend too. I wanted horrible things to happen to him. I got over the hatred, but I still have so many negative feelings... but moving on :) Anyways.

    I DO stalk your blog, just so you know ;) I just don't comment ever :P This post was awesome.

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  14. I love this. I need to steal this. Thank you for being willing to share.
    All of this is amazing. You are amazing. Can I just tell you how much I love your blog. So much!!!!!!!! I love following. Would love to see you on the other end :)
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  15. I regret letting people I love hurt me.

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  16. Thanks for getting me thinking.

    No Regrets!

    xo

    AnnaElizabeth
    annaelizabethlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. I hate that I feel I have to impress a girl I grew up with. She's even been my roommate for two of three years at college {not by choice, weirdly enough}. I hate that I allow her to have so much control and make me feel so insignificant :(

    BUT! It has gradually gotten better, so I know I'm making progress with it! :)

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  18. I am glad I found this.... I just wrote a post about week ago about me being transparent because there were things I wanted to say that was going on with me at the moment.

    A lot of Bloggers just blog about the good stuff and leave it at that. However, I feel as though we are all human and we "know" everything is not perfect and sometimes coming across a post that allows us to see that we are not alone in a certain situation really does help and allows us to see that we too can overcome.

    I truly believe a lot of us were afraid to be transparent because everyone seemed so perfect and didn't want to be judged. So, I applaud you for allowing women to comment and share their "true" feelings without being judged.

    GREAT POST!!!!

    ~Blessings~

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  19. I try not to have regrets. I have done things I'd rather forget, but I do not regret them. Like you said, they simply eat you up. You are so brave for posting this. Much love. xoxo

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  20. Aww! I'm glad I could inspire you to do this post.

    I love what you said about the "learning" part of if all. If we don't learn from mistakes and regrets, we completely missed the point, no?

    Great post. And I hope some of your readers were able to move on from a regret.

    xo

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  21. I love this post! Thanks so much for sharing!

    kashiariley.blogspot.com

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  22. I regret becoming someone I wasn't. I regret living a lie. I regret not knowing how to say no. I regret wanting to be someone I wasn't.

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  23. I regret not watching my mouth and hurting my best friend when he needed me the most.

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  24. I wish I didn't spend so much time thinking about the couple people that have treated me the worst and make me the maddest. I can't change them and I need to accept that. Thinking about the same things over and over just makes my day worse and does nothing to change their behavior anyway.

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  25. I regret hurting the person i love and having to see him everyday and know he will never again feel the same way...

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  26. I regret not having children when I was younger. Now because I have waited so long, I am struggling with fertility issues due to my age.

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  27. I regret giving pieces of myself emotionally and physically to a man who never fully loved me. Those are pieces i can never, ever get back.

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  28. I regret loving someone so completely (who loved me BUT has a terrible addictions) that I lost myself along the way....

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