If you had a do-over in life, what would you do differently?
If you could time travel to a moment, and alter it significantly, would you do it? Knowing that things may alter as a result? Knowing that those things that would alter may make things... worse?
Regrets. We all have them. But they don't all created equally. Some regrets we are able to turn into gold mines. Into gifts. Lessons that we learn from.
They cease being regrets because if it weren't for them, we wound't fill-in-the-blank.
BUT some regrets linger deep in us, like a scar that won't go away. A scar that goes deeper with time. A bruise that bleeds so much that you feel weakened from it. You feel emptier. Those regrets are tempting to want to 'do-over.' To toss away with, as if they never happened. To bring back time and un-do them.
But then we have to remember - we are humans having a human experience. That means we must feel all feelings: rage, love, tenderness, joy, pride, sadness, misery, jealousy, and more. Including, yes - regret. Humanity is a full package, it doesn't discriminate. It doesn't shy away. It gives us the full menu and we eat everything, whether we ordered it or not. We are humans having a human experience. Nothing more. Nothing less...
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman