Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up! We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.
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Last week everyone shared their interpretation of the deep sea photo. We spoke of our fears of the deep ocean, the fearlessness of the diver and how it relates to our own lives (in other words, how we "touch the butt") and more. It was so much fun reading everyone's posts! If you missed it, you can still read the posts here.
This week's prompt is as follows:
What do you think of the saying "no regrets"? Do you think it is natural or conducive to have regrets? Do you think regret is a useless emotion? Do you have any regrets?
Regrets. What are regrets? The dictionary defines regret as: a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that you did or did not do.
To me, regrets are dangerous. Regrets cause you to live in the past. Regrets cause uncertainty. Regrets can keep you up at night. Regrets will drive you crazy with the what if this, and what if that. I used to be consumed with regret. And to a person with anxiety, regrets add fuel to the already raging fire.
Am I a perfect person? Absolutely not. I have made plenty of mistakes. Little ones, big ones. Some that I would rather never think about again. But that's just it. Regrets prevent us from living an intentional life. If you're constantly agonizing about what you should have done, then all of your decisions become about looking back instead of looking forward. And I've found that living that way is just so exhausting and toxic.
“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds.” ― Libba Bray
I love that - chasing clouds. It's true. Regrets are just useless. Earlier this month, I talked about my goal for 2015: Wellness. And part of that wellness for me is not just physical well-being. But also mental and spiritual wellness. To look forward to the future, to just be content in the moment. I won't let the past hold me back.
Regrets? I have none.
|Lyrics from "Regrets (I Have None)" by Meja|
How do you feel about regrets? Please share your thoughts with us!