The dark sky embraced the evening signifying an end to another day. The bitter, cold air whistled through the open window, blowing its way through the room. Goosebumps ran across my body, raising the hair on my arms. I shivered as the sensations travelled down my spine.
The small, bleak room had doubt running through my mind, but I quickly squashed the feeling in favour of happiness.
I relaxed in the most comfortable chair I’d ever been in and let my thoughts wander. Optimism set in to my pensive musings. I couldn’t afford to live a life of ‘what ifs’ and regrets when time was moving forward, and I, backwards.
The past was where it should remain. I was thankful for the journey I’d taken to create my path of footprints within the world. It hadn’t been easy, the road I’d travelled had more than a few bumps, but was it worth it?
Completely. I wouldn’t be where I was today without it. Without regrets I can live freely.
“Sometimes you just have to stop and take in your surroundings. Really look at where you are in life, otherwise it’s just going to pass you by. Regret is a heavy word to live with.”
– Riley, Nature’s Destiny (coming 2014)