I used to be the type of person who would lie awake at night thinking about everything I regret. We’re talking about going back years, folks. For some reason I found that I needed to replay these moments over and over. They were embarrassing, cringe-worthy and… well, you get the point. All in all, these moments involved some of my greatest regrets throughout life.
It wasn’t until I got to university that I let them go. I don’t really know what changed. I think it was that I was getting a chance to start over; I got to leave high school behind and therefore leave behind those embarrassing, cringe-worthy decisions. My time at Ryerson so far has allowed me to find a period in my life that makes me content. And I am really happy with the way things are going. I think that’s the trick to it. Really and truly finding a way to be happy about your current circumstances and then using that happiness to let everything else go.
It is definitely something I had to grow into and learn. At some point in life, everyone has to learn to let the little things go. In this moment, I can’t think of anything that has happened in my life that I regret because every decision I have made up until this point has lead me to where I am now, and there isn’t anything I’d change. The little things that used to keep me awake at night are gone.