Today, I have to talk about my biggest regret in life. I have two. I mean, I have more – silly ones that wouldn’t necessarily change my life at all – but the two that I am going to talk about are my biggest and could have changed my life if I had done something different.
My first regret is that I stopped running. When I was in middle school, my friend talked me into running cross country. I did and I loved it. I loved running and I was pretty good at it. When I moved to the high school, I didn’t like the JV/Varsity coach – he scared me or I didn’t like the way he coached or something, I don’t really recall, but I didn’t continue to run – I stopped. I’d like to get back to running, but every time I try, I get frustrated because I am not running as fast as I used to. I have a plan to start running again, but I need to get back in shape. I think that if I had kept running, I would be in better shape, I might have more confidence in not only my body but in my life. I don’t know if this is true, I can’t change the past – but I am getting back to working out. I am just focusing right now on working out – I have an elliptical that I use and I am also doing water aerobics. Come the new year, I might start running again. I’d like to start running again. I hope I can manage to do it well.
My second regret is more deep-seeded and something that I don’t necessarily know how to fix. I wish I had taken more risks/hadn’t been so uptight when I was in high school and college. I have gotten better – and I got better during college, getting outside of my comfort zone a little bit and making sure to have some fun. But I wish I had taken more risks and been more light hearted – especially during high school. I wish that I would be able to put myself out there more. I realize that I have a lot of things that I need to do in order to make things happen with that. But I feel like if I had been a little more open during high school, it would have blossomed more…and again, I might be more confident.
So, those are my two regrets. I guess I could regret more and worse, but this is what I have to share.
What is your biggest regret? Any similar regrets? What are your biggest regrets?