For me, I’d say it is a mix of things. I struggle with guilt over past things I’ve said or done. But then I also look at them as a way of making me who I am today. One example of this is my first marriage. Looking back, I see that there were lots of red flags that I should have seen and not ever got married in the first place. But then I think about my life today. If I hadn’t been married that first time, I would not have my two oldest children. I might not have ended up in Enid managing a Wendy’s, so I might not have ever met Tom and got to spend the next almost 29 years with him and I would not have my youngest daughter. I know without Tom’s encouragement and support; I would not have gone back to school and got my degrees and I don’t think I would have the strength and the confidence I have now. So how can I regret that mistake? Maybe I shouldn’t even call it a mistake; maybe it was just a step in my path to the person I am today.
So today I am just curious how other people look at their past mistakes. Let me know in the comments or through e-mail.