There are probably a million and one things I regret in my past –and for a time, I hated myself for everyone of them. I unnecessarily burdened myself with an exorbitant amount of guilt and shame, all because I felt I deserved it. That it was my reward for failure. Was I being too hard on myself? Yes –and I still am. The only difference between now and then is that now, I don’t shun my mistakes, I embrace them. I’ve learned to be thankful for all of the bad in my life, and in doing so, I’ve opened my eyes to all of the wonderful and amazing things about myself that had been completely overlooked because I wasn’t paying attention. That there were any number of things –good things– about myself that I had never realized before. Our lives are entirely what we make them out to be, and once I stopped complicating it for myself, my life became so much more easier. It’s never too late to learn, therefore, it’s never too late to change.
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Exactly what I needed to hear – er, read today! Best of luck on your book!
I’m glad my excerpt brightened your day. I’m hoping to have part of the book finished by year’s end, but we’ll see. I’m writing it based on entries from my journals over the years, and sifting through 10+ years of notebooks is no easy task. But I’ll get there eventually.
Thanks for your kind and supportive comment. It means a lot and motivates me to continue writing.
mhawkins .attitudes are contagious - working to make sure mine's worth catching
I needed this!
thanks for sharing – this is so good!
It means a lot that you’ve enjoyed the excerpt. It’s motivation to continue writing. :D
Though I admit, when I first sat down to write this memoir, I was hesitant whether or not I should write it. My reasoning was that no one knew me, never heard of me, and probably never will. Who will read a memoir about an unknown nobody? But the more pieces of it I’ve shared, the more positive responses I’ve received, and it was then that I decided to just write, share it, sell it, and let the chips fall where they may.
I believe everyone has a story to tell that will benefit or impact another person in someway. We sometimes feel we’re alone in our troubles and experiences, until we share them.
Even if all I do is give a single person a different perspective on life, my memoir has served it’s purpose.
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