I chose REGRET as my one word for this post.
We all have regrets; some regrets are about things that we did and how we did them and if we could turn back the clock how we would do them now. Obviously hindsight is a great educator and things would certainly be different the second time around.
I am no different; I have many regrets about things I have done and the way I did them but my greatest regrets are about things that I have not done and will never get the chance. I’m not talking about climbing Mount Everest or running a marathon, no siree those things were never on my radar.
If I was to pick one single regret what would it be? What have I not done that I should have when I was more able? I don’t mean a pipedream, like I wish I was a successful businessman but something tangible.
I used to sea fish from a boat when I was younger. It was a peculiar pastime for me because I would often be seasick for the first hour on the water and then I’d be fine. I’d fish for a few hours and then return home tired but happy. I never got around to going out in deep water to catch something large and exotic; maybe a nice marlin or a shark.
Is this something that upsets me or causes me to lose sleep? The short answer is no. I think I would have liked it but definitely not if my story by the fireside was to be about the one that got away.