Thursday, August 5, 2010

Writer's Workshop

This week, I'm going to slightly change my topic. Sorry Mama Kat.

Mama's Losin' It

If you could do it over again…

I thought about this one. A lot.  At first, I thought of high school. The summer before my last year, a bunch of mates were going to France to earn their French credit. I can't remember why, but I didn't go. I always think I missed a great opportunity. And while I probably did, that summer, Ottawa opened a teen hotline, and I got to be a part of that. Wouldn't have happened if I went to France!

In my early 20s, I got into a major argument with my parents. That weekend, I moved out. If I could do it again, I probably wouldn't be so impulsive. But.... I learnt how to pay rent, clean a house, basically, be independent.

Planning my wedding was a pain. The wedding itself was gorgeous, but the weeks leading up to it were stressful. I remember my last dress fitting; I had a hard day at work, it was pouring rain, I slipped on the dress, took one look at myself, and thought, "This is the ugliest dress ever". Of course it wasn't, and I looked gorgeous (if I may say so myself). If I could do my wedding over, I would elope!
Yeah right!

Granted, there are many stupid things I've done and should do over, but....  here's the thing; I am who I am today based on decisions I made, so if I could do it over again, that moment might be better, but the lesson I learnt, or the experience I gained, or the people I met, would never had happened.


Anonymous said...


Funny how life is.. but yes, there were some silly mistakes in my life that I had regretted doing. And if I've to live again, I would probably avoid making the same mistakes. Yet, at the same time, as cliche as it might sounds, it's always going through those hurdles in life that makes us stronger and create an identity for ourselves. And so far, it's been working out good (i hope!)

Interesting, your post made me ponder a little on my life...

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Anonymous said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

I agree 100%! I certainly regret some of the mistakes I made but as I look back on them, I wonder if I would have the life that I live today if I hadn't made them.

Great post!

Kim said...

I totally agree with you. There are things I regret, but I don't think I would change anything. Those things helped shape who I am today.

Sarah said...

I totally know what you mean. There are things I look back on and think what if I had done something differently. But then I wouldn't be right here, right now.

Faiza said...

you looked BEAUTIFUL at your wedding!

Dirty Girl Art said...

I definately have things I would do differently. But then I remember a movie like The Butterfly Effect and think even the smallest changes, made with good intent, could be way more destructive. Thanks for participating in this swap. Wolfeagle

LBDDiaries said...

Over from The Lady Bloggers - this is such a great point. If I had it to do over again... really makes me think of some whopper mistakes yet, because of where I am with Alpha Hubby I think I'd only want to have met him sooner (and skipped that nasty ex!)

NikonGoddess said...

You're positive about your past, that's important. Good for you.

Looking back on my life and trials I wasn't thrilled about everything, but I also wouldn't have changed a thing. I am who I am becuase of the choices I made.

You're very encouraging for others your age to read. Stay really helps later in life!