Last week, I wrote about three things I regret quitting. After publishing, I misread the title as, “3 Things I Quit Regretting” and thought that might make an interesting blog post, too. So here are three things that I used to spend a lot of time thinking about and regretting, but now I don’t let them bother me anymore.
1. “Missing out”
It happens a lot – I’ll have a plan to go out, but as the day goes on I feel less and less interested in leaving the house. I used to beat myself up about missing concerts or parties in favor of staying home, but now I’ve just accepted that this is a part of me. I prefer chilling at home to noisy crowds. So I’ve ditched the FOMO (fear of missing out), instead giving myself permission to be who I am. And who I am is someone who needs a whole lot of motivation to leave her house, haha. I try not to skip EVERY event because I think it’s important to stretch my comfort zone, but if the day arrives and I’m not into it anymore, I feel no sense of obligation to go just because I was planning to at one point. However, I do try to rally myself for events that I’ve been personally invited to.. I’m not THAT rude.
2. Past fashion choices
Of course there are outfits and weird accessories I look back on and cringe, but it’s not worth wasting actual mental energy over it. Trends and personal tastes change over time – it’s just part of life. No use feeling embarrassed about something you can’t change!
3. Ex-boyfriends and ex-crushes
I used to feel some shame about having dated a few guys before settling down with Josh (even though they were innocent and short-lived). But the way I see it now, each relationship, pseudo-relationship, and crush before Josh taught me something about myself OR gave me a better idea of what I wanted in a mate. I can waste time regretting “wasted time” or I can look back and be glad that I had those experiences, because they helped me recognize a great thing when it was in front of me.