Once again, the WP Daily Prompt Post Challenge via our pal Story Wrangler Michelle has got me looking a lot deeper inside myself than I had planned to do today, and once again, it’s making me squirm.
Since my life, like most lives, is a zig-zag of choices, good and bad, some I made, some others made for me; it’s hard to not only answer this challenge, but to pick one event I’d like to change.
There are some HUGE things I did wrong or reacted poorly to. Some decisions changed the course of my live irrevocably. Not all of those decisions were mine.
Instead of meeting this challenge head on, I guess I will, in my own clunky way, tap dance around it.
I’ve spent the last few years trying to atone for the mistakes that shaped my life. To get myself back on the road I should have followed all along. To put myself on a path of happiness and peace of mind.
The way this whole life thing has ended up for me is at this moment more than I could have hoped possible ten years ago.
But, had I the choice to change something major? Would I do it? Then the parts of my life that turned out wonderful and miraculous would not have happened, as I would have been otherwise engaged. I would not be right here, right now, living my life as it is and feeling satisfied and happy.
My three strapping sons, of whom I am so very, very proud wouldn’t be here if I had done things differently. Those three young men are my shining achievement. My legacy. If life had taken me elsewhere, the world would never have known them.
So, while I am filled with remorse or regret for many things done or undone, there is no way I would take back being the mother of my children.
Life has come full circle for me. I am finally where I belong, in a very real introspective, new-agey bullshit sort of way. Karma seemed to smile on me for whatever reason.
So, Ms.Wannado-over? Pants:
The answer would have to be “Thanks, but No Thanks.”
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