Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I was reading a post form a very wise woman over at Blondie in SC she talked about regrets and mistakes and it really hit home for me on a day I felt I had regrets and mistakes. I could think of a few for both and decided to do my post.

I have always felt that I did not regret the things I done in my life because they taught me a lesson. While they may not have been wise choices, something I would do again or things I was happy with I learned something.

Things that I regret are not having a better relationship with my brother before he died, not really knowing him for who he was becoming. I can't change that in any way and that is a huge regret for me.

Not making amends with my cousin before she died. There was not fight or anything like that we just "lost touch."

Running away with my bad boy boyfriend at 20 years old, mistake, do I regret it? No,it was something young a foolish I did and taught me a lot about myself.

Not trying as hard in school when I went to college 23 years ago, regret because now I am paying the price.

Not having a better understanding on my birth-mother to have a better relationship with her, regret.

These things make us grow. Who we are is because of our accomplishments, failures, mistakes and regrets.

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it."

~ author unknown~

I thank you Blondie from another Blondie for letting me see the light on this dark day for me. Everything, even the bad stuff, happens for a reason. I guess my venture will help me to appreciate those who will work for me in the future.



  1. What a beautiful post Ziz ~ really. I am here if you need me and in 3 weeks I will give you a long awaited hug!

  2. That Tara is a wise, wise girl. I am sorry that your regrets are things that you can't do anything about, and hope that you have peace with the knowledge that you did the best that you could with what you had at the time.
    Love you my friend,

  3. Such a thought provoking post; really made me think of a lot of things in my own life. I believe we all have mistakes and regrets, but hopefully they have made us learn and grow. Blessings to you and praying tomorrow will be a better day!


  4. I totally believe that everything makes us grow.
    Thanks for all your thoughts and love,