I have made many choices in my life that if I knew now what I didn’t know then I don’t know if I would have made the same decisions. However, I don’t really regret any of the big decisions I have made. I try to remember that changing any decision in the past could have dramatically altered my life of today. I am in a pretty happy place in my life. Do I sometimes wish there were some things different? Doesn’t everyone wonder about the Road Not Taken?! But I try to keep in mind that if I had taken the road not taken then this would be the Road Not Taken. Who knows where I would have ended up.
I like my life as it is now and I am happy with the person I have become. Am I perfectly satisfied? No but then if you are perfectly satisfied you have nothing to get up for in the morning. I learned a long time ago that life is a precious gift. I try not to stress over the little things and remember that the things I thought were so important a few years ago are not even in the realm of the things I think are important now. That deadline missed a few years ago – nothing much happened in the world because of it. The world didn’t end because I quit that job that some others thought I should be overjoyed to have but that I hated. In fact, quitting that job turned out to lead to the job I have now and I am the happiest I have ever been.
Now that is not to say that sometimes I don’t forget my own advice and do stress out over the little soon to be forgotten “Oh so important cannot wait things”. But I do try to remember these things will soon pass away too.
To Everything There is a Season
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven– A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.…
This week’s prompt is – Regrets
- Big Regrets
- I should (or not) have bought that large purchase
- Small Regrets
- I should (or not) have had that thick shake at MacDonalds
- Miscellaneous Regrets
This might seem like a prompt which gives you permission to beat yourself up at the regrets you may have. That is not the case. The important thing to remember with regrets is that hindsight is a wonderful thing!
The Book of Me, Written by YouBy Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net
The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.
So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?
It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.