This morning, on my way to work I was listening to the radio and the morning show host for the only country station I get was talking about regret.
Regret is an interesting concept to me. Ultimately, everything we say and everything we do makes us into the people we are. So how can you legitimately regret something?
I'm not saying that I've never felt the twinge of regret. I have but I try to just learn from those things, not dwell on them and move on.
If I had known five and a half years ago that my ex would become my ex, would I have stayed with him for so long? Probably not but not because I didn't or don't still love him but because I do want and have wanted to get married. If I could go back, maybe I'd have left when the talk about marriage ceased. Or maybe I would have just talked to him about it and rectified the situation before it came down to ending the relationship.
If given the opportunity, I think I might like to see where I'd be now, had I made some different choices. (I have scenes from a few different movies running through my head right now though I can't think of any of the movie names.) Oh well. Everything happens for a reason, right? Hopefully I've learned from my mistakes and won't make them again.