People often ask me if I have any regrets. Anything I wish I could go back in time and change and do all over again differently. My answer is always, “no”. There is absolutely nothing I would do differently if I had to do my life over again, because every single thing that has happened to me has made me the person I am today and all my choices have led me to this exact moment.
Are there times I wonder how my life would be if certain things in my past had taken a different route? Times I imagine the person I would be had my life consisted of different people or places or experiences? Of course- it’s nice to think of all the possibilities sometimes, as long as I recognize that only one of those could end up as reality, and then come back to the present.
But every single person I have had in my life has played some role, big or small, in creating the life I have now. Every experience I have ever encountered has, in some way, shaped the person I am today. Sometimes, the people you wish you had never met are the very ones who have had the greatest impact on molding your character. And even the worst of times eventually wash away to reveal new wisdom and the beauty within.
“Never regret anything, because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.” -Anonymous