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What is one event in your life that you wish you could change, and how would you change it?

  • Anonymous

    In my impulsiveness and immaturity and through the unfair actions of another person, I stood before my crush with the choice to lamely pretend I had no idea why he was called outside to the parking lot with me coincidentally also there and no one else in sight OR to own the moment and ask him out. I knew pretending would be lamer than taking the risk and saying what had been on my mind for a while. So I awkwardly asked him out for a coffee. He hesitantly said yes. The date never happened because he quietly left me on read when I followed up via text and we never spoke of it again. There are many details I wish could change but the biggest change of them all: I wish I had spent more time befriending myself and heeding my friends’ input about the celebration and preciousness of being single and knowing oneself. I wish I had done this work way earlier but I guess this embarrassing moment is still part of the journey 🙂

  • Anonymous

    To be honest there are many events that might have taken me along a different road in life should I have changed them. But God has allowed me free will to navigate my own course and as such I have had the most amazing life with all of its ups and downs that has allowed me to be the character filled person that I am today….

  • Anonymous

    I honestly wouldn’t change anything. I’ve experienced traumatic events and a rough adolescence. But I’ve grown so much these last couple of years, that I am able to find strength in those events. And also a deeper understanding of things and a deeper compassion towards others.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I feel so changed after the covid pandemic. I emigrated as the pandemic hit, coupled with the way we all had to adapt to survive and cope with the reality of separation and death. I feel like it sapped all the joy and celebration from the world. I didn’t know humanity could be so unfairly robbed on a large scale like that. I think Im still trying to find that part of me who was more lighthearted, giving and free.

  • Anonymous

    My wedding. I loved it, it was magical. But knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t invite 200 people and go into debt, I would keep it super simple and invite less people. I can’t remember half of them anyway. Haha

  • Anonymous

    There are so many things I’ve thought about instantly, like: Why did I stay 6 years in a toxic, unhealthy, emotionally abusive relationship?
    or, had I looked at our move overseas as if it was temporary and not forever, I might have enjoyed it more, instead of stressing the whole time how we would make it work…
    However, both of those pretty stressful times in my life, helped me become stronger, wiser, smarter, softer, more empathetic and if I changed that, I’d change me.
    So as much as I sometimes wish I could change things, I know things are exactly the way they happened for a reason.

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  • Anonymous

    My parents falling out of love & watching it. I don’t think there would be anything I could do to change it. It was hard to see but it made me value the kind of love I would like to experience one day.

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  • Anonymous

    Having covid. The trauma of it. Resulting in PTSD and deep anxiety. The disconnect it caused with me and my breastfeeding baby at the time. Her dad had to become the sole provider for her as my milk stopped and I was hospitalized. The side effects. Exhaustion. Brain fog. Being on medication. In my ideal world, covid not happening would be what I would change

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  • Anonymous

    I have experienced many things in life that have affected me deeply and greatly. But looking back on all of those experiences, I don’t think I would change a single one. They have all happened to bring me to the place I am at and become the person I am today. It is easier to look back and think how you would change a choice you made or whatever you did but that is from a place of higher knowledge and growth. Everything happens for a reason ❤️

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