Tuesday, June 12, 2012

If I Had My Life To Live Over...

     This is the question asked of our GBE 2 writing group for week #56.  If I had my life to live over...what would I do?   To answer this truthfully requires much soul-searching and real self-examination.  It also takes the strength to be completely honest with yourself.

     My first inclination is to say, "Oh, I wouldn't change a thing!"; and for the most part, that is true, although I do believe we all have some aspects of our life we would do differently.  But as for major choices and events, I an quite sure I wouldn't change anything.

     We all have both good and bad in our lives.  Some of it by our own choices, some beyond our control.  If you read my last blog post, you know I didn't have the type of high school experience I would have chosen.  Would I change that?  No.  If things had been different in high school, I wouldn't have been so anxious to leave Milltown that I moved in with my sister in Kentucky the day after graduation.   If I hadn't moved to Kentucky, I wouldn't have met Kenneth and married the love of my life.  Life is a series of events and it takes us experiencing the good with the bad in order to make us into the person we are today.  Sometimes what we think is the end of the world is just a detour in the road that will lead us to where we are suppose to be.  I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason.  We may never understand the reasons, and sometimes those reasons may seem like more than we can bear, but I do believe these times of adversity are a necessary part of life. 

     If I said there wasn't anything I would change I would be lying.  There are choices that wouldn't have ultimately changed the course of my life that I would do differently.  I would have saved more money, spent more time with my mother in later years, took better care of myself, etc., etc..  These are not regrets, merely observations.  Life is too short to live with regrets.  I believe in making the best choice I can at the time and moving on from there. 

     Because of my choices and guidance from Divine Intervention, I have had a wonderful life.  The farm was a great place to learn how to be a wife and mother and to raise an amazing son whom I am very proud of.  I have no desire to "do-over" my life.  Through the many ups and downs I have become a stronger and better person.  I am content with my life, and really, what more could you ask for than that?

Until next time...that's my view.

Kat 











14 comments:

  1. What more could anyone ask? Not a thing. I am glad you are happy. I would maybe have given myself a bit of a break as a young mother. I was very demanding of myself to be mom and pop and never make a mistake and have a clean house and you get the picture. None of it matters except that my kids felt loved and have good memories. Otherwise, I think I have done okay.

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    1. Of course we all have small things that we would do different. We are human and not only do we make mistakes but we are our own worst critics. I think you have done great where it matters! XOXO

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  2. Great perspective. I would be more careful and intentional with money and health but other than that ... life has been, and is, good!

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    1. Thank you Beth. I'm glad life has been good for you.

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  3. Thanks, Kat, for being honest and saying, "Yes, I would have maybe done some things differently," but in the end we can still be grateful. Love your posts, Kat!

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    1. Thank you Linda. Yes, we are after all, only human and we do make mistakes so we all have things we would change. Thanks for your continued support.

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  4. ((((((((((((((( hugs )))))))))))))))))))))) adore you

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    1. Right back at ya! I adore you too.

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  5. I just love you! Of course everyone would like to change some things and choices, but the big point is we can't. What is done is usually done. You can't un-ring bell.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. I love you too Kathy! I can always count on you to make me smile. I wouldn't change that for anything! XOXO

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  6. Hmmm... Kat I guess when I am a little older I will feel just like you. At the moment I have a few things I can turn the clock back on.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. It is true that as you get older your outlook on many things change.

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  7. I'm with you. I wouldn't want to change anything major (even the rough stuff) because doing so might derail the good stuff.

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    1. That is so true. We have to experience it all to get to where we are.

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