In my opinion, living with regrets is a waste of energy since there are no “redo’s in life.” Shoulda, coulda, wouldas serve no purpose.
But, we can learn to move forward with good intentions when inspired. Listening and acting rather than ignoring intuition brings satisfying results. A crucial part of that is learning to trust ourselves.
If you asked a group of retirees what they haven’t done but wish they had, many would say I’ve had a story to tell and regret not having written it down and tried to get it published.”
With the vast changes in publishing, anyone can now get their story published, even if it is only for the benefit of leaving a legacy for future generations.
This fall, when I had a book signing at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland there were two women who attended my presentation. They attend a writers group together at an assisted living facility. Both are writing their life stories for their families and mentioned how much they were enjoying the purpose behind their projects.
“Isn’t personal fulfillment reason enough to write and publish a story?” I asked them. “Yes, both responded immediately, without having to qualify or justify any further.
Author and memoirist Anne Lamott surely gets her point across about acting on our dreams rather than sitting back.
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