My biggest regret is that my husband and I deferred enjoyment until the kids grew up and before that happened he died. We should have reached out for opportunities to have fun and had more of a social life.
We thought that the kids and material things should come first – the big house, vacations and paying for their education but the truth is that although we made those decisions with the best of intentions it was not the best for us or the kids.
I learned from this regret and now try to have more fun and enjoy my friends. I still find this a hard balance because of my full time work plus “The Sisterhood of Widows” but I’m aware of the danger of not enjoying the time I have.
Life has changed a lot in the last five years and I think I’m a better person for it. I’m not sure what 2013 will bring me but I know that 2012 was a good year and I’m more at peace with who I am. It was a year of personal growth and moving forward. I believe that when I’m old I will look back at 2012 without any regrets.
Happy New Year to Everyone