january is always a great time to reflect on your life and the past year. many people make resolutions...to just break them a few days/weeks/months later. i gave up on that..my resolutions are pretty general...you know, try and and be a good person, wife and mother, etc...
but something i often hear people say is that they have no regrets in their life and that really baffles me. really?? no regrets? none what so ever? how is that possible. i have tons and tons of regrets and i've only been on this earth for 33 years..some people that are 80 years old would tell you that they have no regrets and wouldn't change a thing. well, good for them but i think they are full of shit. i have big regrets from my past to small regrets that i have on an almost daily basis. i regret people that i have dated...wait that's like an understatement..i have huge, monsterous regrets about people that i have dated. such regret that it makes me cringe. i've dated some serious douchebags and i regret every last one of them. a woman once told me that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. well, honey, i'm not talking about the cute, green kermit the frog type...i had the ugly, fat, brown, bullfrog. i could spend a lot of time writing about people i've dated that i regret but i refuse to give those assholes anymore of my time or energy. if any of them happen to stumble across this blog: you may not know who you are but i do and you can kiss my ass. next.
i regret not telling the asshole who didn't open the door for me at the mall the other day to kiss my ass and didn't his mother raise him better?? and if not his mother, has he ever had a wife, girlfriend, boyfriend anyone teach him any manners?
i always regret getting drunk the next day when i'm feeling like total shit. but, boy, it sure was fun while i was doing it.....hey, dana, when is that next girl's night out?? i'm ready.
i regret not being able to fit into my size 4 jeans..that's why i'm going to boot camp and working out with a trainer..and because i don't/won't give up chocolate. i'd rather kill myself working out then deny myself what i want to eat. i can use portion control but if i want to have a cookie or anything sweet, i'm going to have it. end of discussion. period.
i regret parenting choices that i have made. i won't go into detail but there are definately things that i would have done differently. live and learn..and drink lots of wine in the process.
i regret something totally disgusting that my husband did the other morning...but i've been sworn to secrecy. i told him i was going to blog about it and he made me promise that i wouldn't. but it was very, very gross and i'm still scarred by it. i believe that the only thing that may help me get over it is a shiny, new apple laptop. (hint, hint)
while i don't believe in dwelling on past mistakes, i think it's perfectly healthy to have regrets..we are only human. we make mistakes, learn from them and move on. and drink lots and lots and lots of wine in the process.
i believe it is 5 pm and that means that there is some wine in the kitchen with my name on it...cheers!