i’m not ashamed of my regrets

May 18, 2010

Oh, Creative One, I’ve been pondering this claim by many famous sorts that they don’t have regrets. Certainly, I understand. Their lives, in all the ups and downs, has lead each of these claimers to this profitable and creative space. Why regret? But, what if you’re not where you want to be creatively? I think it’s probably easier to say you’ve got no regrets when you can pay the bills and have a rich creative life.

Regretful Creative One. You good, strong creature you! You’ve weathered so much heartache. See your regrets as a mark of belief in all that you can do. The next time an opportunity comes your way remember your heartache, remember the sound decision you made and what a let down it was. Take that opportunity and your broken heart and try a new way. Even if that opportunity is as small as wondering if you must change a word or the whisper of a color in the background, do it. Try anew.

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3 Responses to “i’m not ashamed of my regrets”

  1. theonlycin said

    It never makes sense to beat oneself up.
    “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” Fulton Oursler

    Good post.

  2. Glad you’re here! Thanks very much for the quote…I’m adding it to my list. -Jenna

  3. Saara said

    Well put. I’m definitely one of those who regret their regrets. Sometimes I find your words healing, and this is one of those posts. I’m going to try not to beat myself up.

    I hope you are coping well with the new beginning. Don’t think too much about your readers, we’ll be here when you’re back 🙂

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