Kristi McAllister, Chief Coloring Officer and Princess in Residence at Truly Madly Sassy asked about regret, and her question hit me…really hit me. Do you have any regrets? Loaded question…and here’s a curious answer.
I spent the first three or so decades of my life behaving.
It took me about 35 years to come to grips with the fact that I was an imposter.
During this time, it was quite easy to dig around searching for things to be angry about.
A perceived slight from a friend; I ran out of toilet paper; you name it, and I could get mad about it. But all that started to really suck. I wasn’t sleeping well, and my health was suffering, mentally and physically.
I won’t say I skipped depression, but I think it was out of order.
I said all that so I could share this about regret: STOP.
The only regret I have, truly, is that I didn’t wake up sooner to creating a blissful life, instead of leaving it up to someone else. It’s our choice. That’s the beauty of it. It’s simple, but not always easy. Nothing about those years of discovery and change were easy, but they got me here, and here is just where I want to be.
Melissa makes her home in Northeast Tennessee and wears many hats! She’s a creative writer, a fantastic artist, a kick-ass jewelry creator, an incredible massage therapist, and a college professor. She is also a certified yoga instructor and uses creativity to reconnect us with the long-lost parts of ourselves. You can find Melissa on her website or on social media by clicking below.