Think back to your past. Let me guess, you didn’t do some things that you wish you would have and now you’re regretting it. Ladies, let’s start something revolutionary. We’ll call it No Regrets. By joining, you’ll embrace life—all of its glorious and disheartening moments. Read on and take the pledge for No Regrets.
I, _______________, pledge to take risks, take chances, and take opportunities to live in the moment and do everything and anything that I want to do. I will put aside my fears, terrors, and pessimism and put myself out of my comfort zone in order to experience incredible moments in life. By embracing my strengths and flaws I will grow as a person and learn to regret no more.
So ladies what do you say? Are you with me? If you’re not convinced, let’s look at the facts.
Bronnie Ware, author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, worked with dying people and through that she was able to collect their top five regrets. These regrets are listed below:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I didn’t work so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Lets break these down. First, you only have one life so why cater to what others want from you if it’s not what you want from yourself?
Second, Americans are perceived as work-a-holics. But there needs to be a healthy balance between your work life and your personal life.
Third, our society is evolving its meaning of relationships; we text and use social media as our primary form of communication. But when is the last time you expressed your feelings to someone face-to-face?
Fourth, going along with the previous explanation, our friendships are changing. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to lose touch with friends. Our relationships with people are irreplaceable. We need to protect those relationships.
Fifth and finally, we can get so caught up with life and finding our paths, making ends meet, etc. that we forget to be happy. We may do things that we like but when have we let ourselves be full on, 100 percent, dancing in the rain happy?
Collegiettes, let’s make this time our time to shine. The next time you want to try a sport you’ve never played before, do it! That guy friend you’ve been too nervous to tell how you really feel about him, why are you still waiting? And your besties being put on the back burner because you are just way too busy? Make some time! While life takes lots of work in general, there is no reason you need to sacrifice happiness along the way. So get to it, join our pledge!