Are Mistakes Really Such A Bad Thing? Or Is It Our Perspective That Needs Correcting?

In yesterday’s post I shared an article from Medium with a list of mistakes. When I first read that article, it got me thinking about my own mistakes.

  • Was it a mistake to lose touch with some of my London school friends? Instead of making lots of new ones.
  • Was it a mistake to ignore my dad’s concerns about that ex-boyfriend?
  • Was it a mistake not to pursue a career in hairdressing?
  • Was it a mistake to move in with a work friend?
  • Was it a mistake to stay with my first husband for as long as I did?
  • Was it a mistake not to have therapy when we separated?
  • Was it a mistake to pursue a long-distance relationship with someone who quite clearly didn’t give a fuck about me?
  • Was it a mistake to drink so much in my single years?
  • Was it a mistake to leave a job I quite liked for a significant pay rise?

The list could go on and on. But then I wondered, are they really mistakes? Or were they all meant to happen?

If I didn’t make those mistakes, I wouldn’t have the friends I have now, which means I would never have met the husband.

I would never have had the free annual medical through work that, encouraged me to see another therapist.

A therapist who has helped me immensely and made me realise that I need to put myself first.

Which made me realise that I needed some time off, which led me to focus on writing and give me the time and space to do more of what I love.

Which gave me the courage to leave the role altogether and realise what I wanted to do with my time.

Which led me to join Medium and read an article about mistakes.

Which led me here, to write my own article about mistakes and to you, reading it.

Where have your “mistakes” led you? ❤️

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2022-08-31 06:13:00

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