No Regrets? Yeah Right!

The saying ‘No regrets’ gets thrown about all over the place when people do stupid things. Am I the only one who can list a whole load of regrets I have?

I don’t beat myself up about them on a daily basis but I’m certainly not going to march around shouting, ‘No regrets!’ every time I mess up!

I have dated some of the worst men I know of. Big regrets there!

I chose the wrong courses to study at college. Big regrets there too!

I said some things in the heat of the moment I can never take back. More big regrets!

I ate too much pizza and felt sick for 2 hours afterwards. Big regrets!

I’m not going to pretend the choices and the mistakes I’ve made (and will make) aren’t regrettable! But at least I can say I’ve learned from each and every one of them. Eventually.

I can’t guarantee I won’t eat that much pizza in one sitting again, but at least when I start to feel queasy at the thought of one more slice, I won’t be surprised.


By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'