Thursday, June 18, 2015

#BehindTheBlogger : If I Could Turn Back Time

I like to say that I have no regrets in life, but here's what I actually mean. I'm not sure that I would change anything in the past...If I Could Turn Back Time. I've made plenty of mistakes, there are plenty of people I wished I never met, I've had a lot of heartache, and pain, but all of these things are part of what made me the person that I am today, who I believe to be strong and insightful. If I had never had to overcome anything in my life I may have been happier sooner, but maybe the next obstacle in life, because there's always something, would have destroyed me, because I had no idea what to do, but because of my past as it is,when that next obstacle inevitably comes my way,  I will cry for a while, hard, and then I will pick myself up, and start making it through one day at a time. It will take everything I have, until one day, it doesn't, and I'll realize I'm no longer holding back the tears and I've made it through another tough spot. Maybe if I had never been with the wrong people in my life, I would never have learned the red flags to watch for, so I don't make those mistakes again. Maybe if I had never been forced to stand up for myself when people tried to tear me down, then I wouldn't have learned to do it at all. Maybe I would still be scared and never have realized that sometimes, even if it takes everything you have, you have to be brave.Maybe if I had never seen people I cared about go through struggles and pain I never would have learned compassion and empathy.Maybe if I had not been beaten down with other peoples words so many times, I would not have learned not to hurt other people myself, but instead I learned that I only want to build people up, and never make them feel bad about themselves. Maybe I would be a completely different person, with no worries, and no past, but I happen to like the depth of my soul and the wisdom I have gained. I may have been down more than I was up, I may have wasted a lot of time, I may have struggled, and cried, and hurt, and been through it all, but I don't think I would change any of it, because it has all made me who I am. I am not perfect, I still have flaws, but I know exactly who I am, and I'm good with it, and  and I have earned every scar and bruise along the way to getting here.

......Maybe if I had not spent forever writing a great post for this blog hop that I felt really good about, and then accidentally deleted it :( I would not have been able to write a new one and might have missed out on some important little addition that might have made it just perfect. ;) Everything happens for a reason, even the setbacks. Learn from them and move on. 

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  1. That is such a great attitude to have about things. Our negative experiences might suck at the time but they are all a part of the people we become.

  2. I agree that everything happens for a reason and you should live life with no regrets.