“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” Life is too short to live with, “What if’s?” Some of us get stuck living our lives conforming to a system of working to make just enough by and talking about all those things we wish we could have done. I can’t wait to be old one day, rocking on a rocking chair, telling my grandkids about all the the things I’ve learnt through all the good times and bad. I don’t want to be one of those “old school grandfathers:” that is acting all pretentious like I was so pure.
I’m one of those people that wants to be sitting there with a smile on my face that’s as big as those kids that are eager to hangout with me. I’d rather do the things I say I want to do than just talk about them and have at the least a story to tell. That’s why I moved to a new city. If I never did it I knew it was going to be something I was going to regret not doing forever. Something I would be rocking in my rocking chair saying, “What if?”
I’ve been the type of guy that would rather not be asking “What if?” I spent way too many nights as a kid wondering that. I’ve grown into the type of guy to ask just do it. The type of guy that’s crazy enough to ask a girl to move in with me after a couple months of dating just to know that it’s real. I never cared to take it slow or play any of those games when it comes to love. I have to know whether or not it’s worth it because it love is all I have ever cared about.
There I was after on a date with this girl I was falling for pondering, “What if we give this a real try?” What if we actually see where this rollercoaster will take us? What if this works? Would it be everything I think we can be or will we just be another regret and lessoned learned on my travels through life?
I’d rather regret every second we share together then not to have a moment with her at all. Just being around her calms all those demons inside of me. I can’t think of a time I’ve spent with her where we weren’t smiling and having the best time together. I’d rather crash and burn with her, cherishing the moments we shared, than regret never actually giving it a chance.
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” -Lucille Ball