Never Regret

“I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.”
~  Drew Barrymore

Believe it or not, there was once a time when I wasn’t sure about risks; a  time when I didn’t consider paying it forward; a time when I was too shy to stand up for myself. I was a scared & helpless little girl. And it took me forever to realize how much my insecurities were projected out there for everyone to take advantage of.

Looking back now, I find it all so silly. All of the bullying &  tormenting I went through back in school could have been so easily avoided. If  I’d have been a little nicer to myself, I might have seen it earlier. Isn’t it  funny how easily experiences change who we are? How they really shape us into  the people we need to become?

Whether you’re in high school or college; a kid trying to find your way or an adult trying to find your way, it’s still there; the criticism, the negativity, the procrastination. There are still people who will try to hurt you and there are still people who will throw sticks and stones for reasons you may not  know.

How do we gain and hold on to confidence with the negative going on around
us? How can we overcome and teach our children and friends how to pull forward in horrible situations?

1. Do Something: Take action in your life & make a change. Fight for the things you love; for the things you want.

2. Remember This: Each experience we have shapes us into who we are, but many of it depends on how we handle the situation. For example: If you’re upset at someone for doing something, think about the positive light that’s been shed because of it. — I once had a friend set me up with someone to keep me from dating someone else… Not only did she succeed, but she unknowingly kept me from making what might have been the biggest mistake of my life. For that, I must say thank you.

3. Think Of The Less Fortunate… & Do Something: Alright, so I’m not telling you to go try to resolve someone’s relationship issues & save them from divorce. What I am saying is that, instead of just thinking about someone in a worse situation to make yourself feel better, go make them feel better as well. Send them a card, flowers, etc. Why? Because you can.

4. Stop Being Dramatic: There are some things to be truly upset about; the loss of a loved one, relationship issues, etc. However, if you’re being a drama king or queen about something that won’t matter tomorrow… or even in a year. It’s time to get over it & move forward. OR – Do Something. (Refer to step one.)

5. Think About Who You Want To Be: Many of us are lost because we aren’t sure what we should be doing with our lives. We’re selfconsious, very down on ourselves, & floating through life when we should be swimming. Why do this to ourselves when there’s so much out there? Let’s stop envying others and start thinking about the person we want to be.

6. Stop Hiding: It’s time to get out there and work on your life. Who cares about what others think? BE YOU. I cannot stress enough how much being myself has made my life so much easier. — And if you aren’t sure who you are, it’s time to go figure it out. Field Trip! 🙂

7. Never EVER Regret: Thanks Drew.

Are you willing to go the distance?


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