Put the past behind you

Nov. 8: If you could redo one moment in your life, what would it be and why? How would it change who you are now?

Happy election day. I’m honestly quite surprised that this prompt isn’t about the election. I’m also quite relieved.Yes, your girl woke up at 5:45 this morning, voted, and went back to sleep. I hope all of you (American citizens of course) have voted, are on your way to voting, or are planning on voting before the polls close. Just remember that the polls are useless information unless you go out and vote. I am honestly so happy that the election is here because I can’t wait to stop hearing about everyone’s political view for the new 3-3.5 years.

Onto the topic at hand. I read this question and was at a loss. I don’t really think there is a single thing I would change about my life.

Why is that you may ask? Well, for the first time in a very very long time, I am happy with who I am as a person. I am happy with myself, the people I am surrounded with, life in general.  Yes, I have made mistakes, I have said some things I shouldn’t said, done some things I shouldn’t have, but at the end of the day, I am happy with who I am today. Had I chose to do something different with my life like not send that risky text message, not end that relationship, etc, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today.

I feel that so many people live their lives filled with regret and I hate that. People always say that life is short. I used to say that. But it really isn’t. It’s the longest thing we’ll ever do. Living is the longest thing we will do, ever. We need to make the most of the 90 or however many years we have on this planet and not worry about what we would do differently but rather how the things we did in our past made us who we are today.

How if I didn’t end that friendship I never would’ve become so close with my current best friend. If I didn’t send that text message I never would have had my first boyfriend.

We spend too much of our lives thinking “What if…” when we should be focusing on coming to terms with our past self, facing the consequences of our actions and moving on.

Until tomorrow

Alicia

P.S. GO VOTE IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEASE.

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