Friday, July 19, 2024

Life With Some Regrets • Kath Eats


Everybody tries to make selections that they don’t remorse, however inevitably, regrets occur. Listed below are some ideas on life with some regrets I’ve skilled.  

The concept for this publish got here to me sooner or later whereas I used to be mid Peloton experience. I occurred to look out at our yard hill and patio and thought “I remorse placing on this patio.” This brought on a stream of consciousness to move as I processed my complete life and requested myself what different selections weren’t one of the best. 

Maybe it’s pessimistic to not take a look at the brilliant aspect of each choice I make. After all you’ll be able to nonetheless study from experiences you want hadn’t occurred. And you may also respect issues that got here out of them. However simply because I say I remorse one thing doesn’t essentially imply I’d change the previous. 

So as a substitute of “life with no regrets,” right here is my checklist of life with some regrets in a flashback evaluation. 

Life With Some Regrets

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Remorse: Placing within the yard patio

The day we stopped utilizing the again yard was the day the patio was constructed. The hill again there’s simply too steep! And it’s all the time coated in canine poop too. Whereas we might scoop up the poop quicker, we’ve realized that we have to do one thing about that hill or we’ll by no means take pleasure in our yard.

I put the patio in in 2016, and there have been some miscommunications with the builder about how steep the ultimate hill could be. I spent $4,000 on sod that 12 months, and grass hasn’t grown since. Thomas found that a lot of the grime used was “unhealthy grime” stuffed with rocks, so it doesn’t maintain water in any respect.

We wish to do one thing with the again yard within the coming years, however we nonetheless don’t know what (terrace it? add extra grime? dig out the hill?). So for now it’s only a good mountain of brown grass and canine poop and we play within the entrance yard!

No Regrets: Screened In Porch

On the flip aspect, we LOVE our screened in porch! Turning our deck right into a porch was among the finest selections ever. We’re on the market ALL the time within the hotter months, which in Virginia is 3/4 of the 12 months. 

As soon as we end our renovation, I’d prefer to make the porch even cozier. We’re unhappy to not be capable of use it a lot this 12 months. 

Additionally, No Regrets On Our Health Room

This pandemic-inspired transformation of a storage room to Peloton room was nice! We nonetheless use it almost each day. LOVE having the Peloton (and are additionally unhappy we’ll use it much less this summer time once we’re on the different home).  

Remorse: Course About Programs

Again in 2020, I knew I wished to create an internet course and selected my subject: Digital Litter. I wanted somebody to stroll me by means of the method of setting it up and advertising and marketing it, and I heard a podcast with the proprietor of Recurring Revenue (a course about programs) on one other podcast I appreciated. And with out doing any analysis, I purchased her program that week for 3x as a lot as numerous the comparable applications on the market. 

Whereas I did find yourself making a profitable course of my very own, it didn’t include ease. I didn’t love this system, and I actually remorse how a lot I spent. If I might rewind, I’d join one of many different course-about-courses applications. 

No Regrets: Creating Programs

HOWEVER, I’m so grateful that I now know methods to create programs! I’m so pleased with the 2 that I supply, and hope to launch Bloom once more within the fall as a reside cohort. And since I pay loads every month for Kajabi, I wish to create much more mini issues to supply – maybe a house organizing course of types in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. What issues might I assist resolve with a course? Depart within the feedback! 

Remorse: Not Getting On Tendencies Sooner

I’m gradual to undertake new issues: Instagram, Reels, TikTok. I bear in mind when Instagram first got here out I used to be so gradual to get on it. It took me most likely a 12 months to create my first Reel. And I nonetheless can’t get into TikTok (though I do have an account!). 

I additionally uncared for my YouTube and electronic mail checklist for YEARS whereas I mainly paused any progress to concentrate on being a mother. A lot of regrets within the potential misplaced there. 

No Regrets: Beautycounter

However one space of progress I’ve been tremendous grateful to have partnered with on the early aspect is Beautycounter! It’s been among the finest selections I’ve created from each a mission / values standpoint and a monetary place. I’m so grateful for my repeat shoppers and people who have given the merchandise a attempt. It’s a kick-ass firm with all one of the best intentions in sustainability, product innovation, provide chain transparency, human rights, web zero, and extra. Be taught extra within the social mission report

Regrets: Faculty Pals

One main remorse I do have in life basically is that I hung across the fraternity home an excessive amount of in faculty. As a result of Matt and I began relationship within the second half of freshman 12 months, I used to be typically hanging out with him and his buddies and let my friendships with my freshman corridor mates fade.

I see so many teams from faculty nonetheless getting collectively 20 years later and need I had caught with the women! I feel I had some social anxiousness round it and need I might return and inform my youthful self to spend money on these feminine relationships once I had the prospect. Whereas I did have some shut woman buddies who I cherished, I had extra man buddies than woman buddies. 

No Regrets: Love Life

You may be questioning if marriage is on this checklist. Do I remorse getting married younger? Truly, no. It was what I wished and wanted at the moment. I doubt you might have satisfied me in any other case. I had numerous private progress in my mid-twenties to thirties and felt that I used to be spit out virtually a very totally different individual. 

I additionally really feel that the timing of my divorce and remarriage was proper for therefore many causes. However even with assembly Thomas: had I met him in his 20s, we seemingly wouldn’t have been a very good pair 😉 Boy was a bit wild from what I hear! 

However on this present day in 2016, we met for a primary date. We clicked instantly. No regrets there!! {Pleased anniversary Thomas!}

Regrets: Hangovers

However no fingers pointed as a result of I’ve been a bit wild at instances myself! I’ve regretted each single hangover I’ve ever had. Gosh I hope there’s by no means one other one! Switching to nonalcoholic most nights of the week has been life-changing for me, however on the identical time, once I do drink, my tolerance is about as little as it has ever been. One drink now and I’m out! 

No Regrets: Laser Hair Elimination

And on a enjoyable word, I had laser hair removing years in the past on my bikini and underarm areas and THAT was an incredible funding!!! : ) Although it damage like hell, I’m so glad I did it. 

Additionally no regrets on the ache of getting infants with no epidural, having loopy braces in grades six by means of eight, or each greenback I’ve invested into self-care or higher well being.

Typically, I feel we by no means remorse time spent with others. Experiences and relationships are all the time definitely worth the funding. 


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