Writing 101 #3

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.

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3 thoughts on “Writing 101 #3

  1. We lived on the central coast of California for awhile. Before we went on that whale watching tour, a crew member asked me if I had ever gotten seasick. No! I stated, almost insulted that he would question my fortitude to handle the trip…after all, I had been out on a boat on Lake Michigan at least a few times and had no problem. Off we went out of the bay and across the OCEAN, where waves are much bigger than those of a lake. I spent most of that trip with my head over the edge of the boat. I did see whales, very close.
    That was cool.
    My point is that you may not have weathered the ocean any better than I did. Perhaps common sense kept you from doing what you later would view as a regret. It makes a good story though. this is a good prompt to get me thinking, but on my list might be going out on the ocean. 😊

  2. Declan Groeger

    Thanks Eleni.

  3. Eleni Politi

    That is beautiful. No regrets as you concluded! Although. .. when I make my own flash back… if only… I had more wisdom .

    To be wise enough not to spend my time to persons who didn’t worth it. To be wise enough to follow my intuition when appeared. To be more spontaneous and preserve some good friendships That I lost by the lack of time . To keep some time for my personal evolution.

    Yeah !!!! These are my regrets. .

    Thank you for this self evaluation thinking Declan.

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