Some wise words shared with us about understanding regret and moving forward with positivity. Please check out @Bronza01 on instagram for more content and articles by Bronwyn.
Sitting on the beach, contemplating life, thinking about how thankful I am for everyone in my life. In this journey of self love I have had to forgive myself for my mistakes, realising that no one is perfect and we are all doing life for the first time.
One thing I have had to learn is to not regret any decision or experience whether it was good or bad. It’s true what they say, every experience has a lesson learned, although sometimes you don’t realise it until years later.
I don’t regret the many boyfriends/flings I had before I met my husband (although embarrassing). I’m thankful for the independent experience each offered, without this I wouldn’t have know my husband was such a perfect match. So if any of them are reading this, thank you. I hope I also helped in your journey of growth.
I don’t regret leaving school so young, as I started university as a 17 year old who thought she knew her whole life plan. I ended up working in retail to earn money for my family, a job that made me feel my brain was wasted. This in turn led me to pursue nursing, a career that truely suits my personality and need to help others. So I am thankful I made that decision.
I don’t regret befriending my guy friends and brothers girls, although very awkward when they broke up. The many experiences we shared led to lifelong friendships. These friends are the family I chose.
I don’t regret quitting dance as a teen. One of my friends invited me to a fitness class in my 20’s. The very overweight, unfit me had given up on my body since leaving dancing in my teens. Without this experience I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love for dance and gained a new appreciation for my body and health. I have made many new friendships and now help instruct that very same class. These women have become my squad.
I don’t regret having my children young, when it felt like everyone was partying, I was having babies. A suggestion from a GP based on a diagnosis at the time, led me to make this decision. I have since had a hysterectomy, now I can no longer have children. I’m so thankful I’m young enough to understand their generation and have the energy to enjoy experiences with them.
It’s important to acknowledge your past but it is just as important to live for now. Don’t go through life hesitant to try new things because your worried you may regret it later. Tell your crush you like them, leave that job you hate, travel to that destination you dream of.
So here’s this weeks quote:
“Never regret anything that has happened in your life, it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. So take it as a lesson learned and move on”. -unknown