Life Confessions | Wishing for a Do Over

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Have ever been told to not dwell on the past? Or, what could have been? Or play the WHAT IF game? I have, numerous times. It’s a good “rule” to live by – so you are able to move on, or live life in the NOW.

But there are many times when I find myself wishing that I would have done things differently. Wishing I could live in one of those Sci-Fi novels with time travel and just go back and change it. Or sometimes, I find myself Wishing for a Do Over.

It’s nothing major, wholly life altering. But one could argue the butterfly effect and wonder if that one small thing could have impacted your life as a whole. Anyway, below I confess a few things I wish I could DO OVER.

1.) Music

Every time we go to one of my son’s band concerts, I am overwhelmed with nostalgia. I loved band. And I was good. I played several different instruments in different bands, and I wish I wouldn’t have quit. Looking back, I feel like those reasons are so petty and minuscule. One day, I will pick up an instrument.

2.) Sports

I played a few different sports in school, and hurt my knee one year in softball. I could have continued to play – but I didn’t.

3.) Saying hurtful things

Have you ever said something and immediately think, I SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID THAT? Most of the time, I know when to walk away from a situation so said things DON’T happen, but I can think of several where I wish I could do it over again.

4.) Lose touch with friends

On my other confession post, I talked about why I did lose touch with some friends, or walked away for my own personal reasons. There are some though, where I wish I wouldn’t have been so… stubborn? Even knowing that what I did was best for me, it really really sucks. I miss them.

5.) Let go sooner

This is the opposite of #4. There are some situations where I wish I would have let go sooner, or walked away before things got to the point of where they were. Hurtful things were said (See #3), or I was just so unhappy and miserable, and even though I did what was best for ME, it was taken personal by others and made it about THEM. I DID THAT because I didn’t go with my gut.

6.) Stand up for myself

It took YEARS for me to get to where I am at today. I used to be that worn out doormat that everyone liked to wipe their feet on walk over. One day, I just said ENOUGH and didn’t let another person walk all over me again.. I wish I would have done this sooner than I did but I was so unhappy for so long. And it took a few more years for people to figure out they needed a new doormat.

7.) School

I wont even lie – I HATED school. I left high school my sophomore year to be home schooled and that was one of the best decisions I ever made. However, I wish I would have stayed in school. Taken more college classes. I am in the process of going back now, but it’s HARD.

Aaaaaaaand, that’s pretty much it. Small things become big and big things become life altering. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life. Theoretically, I wouldn’t change it for anything. But when I am feeling down, or when things get hard, it’s easy to slip into the past and dwell and think WHAT IF.

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  • Have you ever thought about the past and wished you could change something? Or have a do over?
  • If there was one thing you could do over, what would it be?

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tonyalee

Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.
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