Regrets. They are funny things aren't they? And somehow they have become taboo to have. We seem to live in a society that refuses to accept regrets at all. If you ask almost anyone what their regrets are in life they will all tell you the same thing, 'my choices made me who I am, if I changed anything it would change my life now'. Ok, yes that is true. But here is the thing, I'm not a fairy godmother, I don't even KNOW any fairy godmothers. I'm not offering to change your past for you. Why is it so hard to look at our lives honestly and say 'yeah I screwed up back then' They say hindsight is 20/20 but it seems pretty blind to me. Over the summer I got into watching a Canadian show called Being Erica (or something like that) and its about a woman who gets to go back and change her regrets without it changing her current life. It made me think about what I would change given the same chance. When I said something about it on facebook, there was a big reaction. Saying you have regrets, no matter how small, makes people think you are saying you are unhappy now. I don't know why that has to be the case.
My BIGGEST regret in life is not traveling when I had the chance. I've always wanted to see the world. I was given luggage as a graduation gift because it was my plan, its all I was passionate about. I wanted to go everywhere. And I could have. I planted myself in a job that gave me flight benefits. But I didn't utilize them. I even knew at the time that one day I would regret it. But there was always a reason. I didn't have anyone to travel with, I didn't have the money, I didn't have the money... (yeah I know I said it twice but I said it a lot more then) But now I think, I could have traveled cheap, I could have gone alone or invited ANYONE to go with me. They were cop-outs. And now the opportunity is gone and I never answered when it knocked. I truly regret not seeing more of the world when I could have. Luckily, I still think I can some day. I hope to have flight benefits again one day and when I see the world, I may still have to do it cheap but I wont have to worry about going alone!