Regrets, I Have A Few

What regrets do you have? I have quite a few. I know regretting things you have done or more importantly not done in your past is completely counterproductive but I can’t help thinking about them sometimes.

I love those movies where the protagonist says that they don’t have any regrets because everything they’ve done has brought them to that particular moment (or to the love of their life) or made them the person they are today.

That’s not me. I am happy with where I am in my life and feel very lucky to be here but I certainly have regrets; big ones, little ones, short ones, very long ones, trivial ones and life changing ones…basically many many regrets.

I wish I had had the wisdom early in my life to do some things differently. To live my life with much more discipline, courage, and strength.

And now, with the realization of how precious and short life is, I wish I could go back in time and tell my much younger self to be all the things that I now know are so important.

Listen to your gut instincts.

Don’t be afraid.

Watch less television.

Do more for others.

Don’t feel guilty about enjoying you life.

Respect yourself more.

Paint more.

Write more.

Watch LESS TV!

Sing more.

Dance more.

and finally…


Hello my dear blog-friends.

I wanted to let you in on a little secret. One of the reasons I quit my job was because I want to write a book! OK, stop laughing. I’m serious! I know, I know, who isn’t trying to write a book these days? And yes, I know, it’s totally crazy that I would quit my job to do something that I don’t know if I can do or do well.

But, that’s just it. It’s the craziness and challenge of it that I’m drawn to. And the fact that I’ve dream about doing it for the last ten years.

So, in addition to doing a little independent consulting with my old company, I’m planning to hunker down for the next year and write a book. About what? How? Who’s going to publish it? How am I going to find an agent that will believe in me even though I have never written a book before?

Well, the good news is that I have a topic for the book (more details to come..) but no answer for any of the other questions. And guess what, I’m OK with that.

It’s the journey I’m excited about and the fact that hopefully I’ll have you to share my journey with!

I’m off to Kansas tomorrow and I’ll do my best to find the Internet so I can keep posting every day.

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