I pride myself in not having many regrets in life. But as I get older, I’m finding that I’m becoming more cautious. In my early twenties, I threw caution to the wind. Now, anything you say will be researched for honesty and authenticity. I question motives. I question intent. I question whether someone has my best interest at heart or whether they are self-serving.
There are things that you can control and then there is just life. You don’t know what will happen. You can’t control it. You can only go with the flow.
Life is uncertain. Maybe that is the allure of it. Not knowing drives us crazy but intrigues us at the same time. You have to keep striving, keep failing, keep learning, keep growing, keep LIVING.
Just don’t regret where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or who you did it with. It happened and now it’s over. Risk it all and live life to the fullest.
You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. *Louise Erdrich*