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Monday, June 11, 2012

IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE OVER

Who says we can't? 


Well, if I could, I might do some things differently in order to save my children some unnecessary pain. I might have eliminated a few of the heartaches I endured or caused. I might even have spent more time with some people and less with others. I might have said something to someone that would have changed their life. Those things might have made my life easier or less painful, but then where would I have gained my strength and my experience. How would I have known NOT to cause pain to others if I had never felt it? Would I appreciate my life today if I hadn't lived that life yesterday? 


This person, right here, this one writing, is the person I was meant to be and she's an okay girl. She isn't perfect and still makes big mistakes, but she is aware and she works at not repeating the same mistake. I like making new ones, instead. Making mistakes means I am doing something. I am learning something. I am growing.


I may be wrong, but I think you only go 'round once and if that's true, I'm okay with the ride I've been given.
No changes needed. No real regrets. Some things I wish I had done better, but don't regret. 


I'm all about looking forward because where I've been is already done, but where I'm going is the road untraveled, by ME, at any rate!


Jo

27 comments:

  1. i agree, jo. i wouldn't want to change anything because then it disrupts everything else, changes things - and not necessarily for the best... i wrote about wanting financial freedom but the reality is that my life with rudy would probably not be what it is.... we most likely would not care as much because we could get whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted it... so, in the end, like you.. i will take life as it is... even again.. :D

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    1. Yep, I think that's the best way! I just basically said so on your post. ♥
      Rudy and you will be reunited physically at some point and all of this alone time will be a thing of the past, then you'll say, "I kinda miss my time with me". That's what we do, we think where we are is not where we really want to be, but most times, it really is for now. Thanks for coming by...♥

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  2. I so love your approach in life :)

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    1. Thank you, Claudia...I think we share philosophies don't you? Life is exactly what you do with it. ♥ :)

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  3. Love it Jo! We only get one go around so best we learn from our mistakes and move on!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thanks Anna. ♥

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  4. Way to go, Jo...and by the way, love your new blog format! You're awesome! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It was redecorating time, I am so easily bored. You're pretty awesome yourself ♥

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  5. I absolutely agree with you, Jo. I'm not sure what I would have become if I had made different choices. I'm loving the me that I am and living with no regrets.

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    1. And that's what happiness is, Corinne. Loving who you are. ♥

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  6. I love your thoughts. Couldn't agree more.

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    1. Thank you, Tikulicious...my life is all I need it to be, most days. ♥

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  7. and if i may add......SHE SURE AS CRAP IS A WIZ AT DRAW SOMETHING TOO!! LOLOL adore you Jo..you have personally inspired me in so many ways. Like how you always respond to EVERYONE's post!!!!!! i use to; set my alarm..made it a point and then for found myself despondent..took on tooo much. Then found my way back to our group...funny...(not) found my VOICE again..the one that "completes me" the one i recognize in your every sentence :0) MUAH

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    1. Brenda, my draw something super star...I respond because I have email notifications and when they pop up, if it's possible, I just respond right away. If I'm busy, I still have the email to remind me. I appreciate all the comments and in my mind, if you take the time to read and speak, I WILL find the time to respond. ♥

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    2. Oh, and I love you, too. I love your voice and I am so happy you returned, you were really missed during your hiatus. ♥

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  8. Totally agree with you,Jo.:)Yes,we have already been there and we have been shaped accordingly!That's good enough!:)

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  9. I too love your new blog format. I couldn't wait to read your take on this one because I knew it would be good and you did not disappoint. Things happen for a reason and everything happens as it should. Brilliantly written my friend. Keep moving forward full steam ahead.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you so much. I just think we are who and where we are as a result of all that came before. It's all good. <3.

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  11. Mistakes happened and it made us grow, life took its own turn...loved ur thoughts on how would u change but continue on the road untraveled..u doing good :))

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  12. I think we can always look back and think, gee, I wish I'd done THIS differently. But even if we could live it over - we might not make the same mistakes, but undoubtedly we'd make different ones.

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    1. That's a good point and I don't really need to know what other mistakes I might have made now do I? lol

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  13. That's a good way to look at it, Jo.

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  14. Just think what a mess it would make of the space/time continuum if we all went back and tried to change everything. Where would that put us all, huh?

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    1. More than likely in a big ole mess! ♥

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