Writing 101 – REGRET

Day 3: One-word inspiration

Prompts come in many different forms. Sometimes, a single word is all you need to get your mind’s wheels turning. Here are six words:


Select one word in this list that speaks to you in some way.

And I chose Regret

Lately she has been feeling Regret that she was so trusty and so stupid to have wasted 40 years of her life with someone who blatantly does not deserve the love and dedication she has put into their life together.

Sure , there were some good moments and she strangely still loves this person (and that is what might be one of the problems), and she would not have had her three wonderful kids otherwise (maybe other but not these very special ones).

Still, isn’t that what so many of us say : oh, but I have my kids, or  “but he is so good to me sometimes, he really loves me”, or “no one else would put up with me”, or “I could not possibly disappoint my family, or my church, or whatever”.

But what she feels is that she is stalling, not actually living, she is just trying to get by, she does not use her capacities and she is “un-growing” so as not to disturb “the one”.

So she regrets having molded herself and her life so as not to disturb or upset “the one” , leaving all her friends and distancing herself from her family (“they were not good for her well-being” the one said and she believed him or pretended to), but she believes this was the choice she made and that she has to take responsibility for it.

But she also believes that she can do so much better for herself, and be such a better example for her girls if she stands up for what she believes in.

So in the end she must come to the conclusion that she doesn’t really regret , if she can come away from it learning something, and that is to trust in yourself, don’t let anyone tell you they know what is best for you, and that they will protect and provide for you.

So, as Robbie Williams sings in No Regrets No regrets they don’t work. No regrets they only hurt !

Turtle Hugs 🙂

This is me, trying to go through Writing101 September with a 3weeks delay 😉


2 thoughts on “Writing 101 – REGRET

  1. But, dear turtle, if you were not slow but sure we would no longer have our turtle. You’ll still be you, the one we count on. Give yourself some time. You may pass some, like me, who has shown a presence most days but I admit to skipping some lessons here and there. Glad you’re back.

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