Am I where I wanted to be?

Did I get here easily?

Did I make a sacrifice?

Did I take a sharp left…

when I should have turned right?

⁃ Darren Hayes, Where You Want To Be.

We all have our sliding doors moments, I’m sure. What if? What if things were different? What would have happened if I’d said yes instead of no, if I’d chosen to go on that trip, if I’d agreed with that boy, turned my back on that job??

Are these regrets?

Do I feel resentful?

Do I wish things were different?

I’ve written about this before. For me, life is about the people you meet, the people you gather around yourself, the people you want in your life.

If I’d made other decisions, chosen different paths, had a different answer, then I may never have met the people that I’ve met.

And that would be a tragedy.

Of course, I would have met other people. And I wouldn’t have known what I was missing by not meeting the people that I’ve met. But I’m very glad to have met my people.

My people.

MY people.

I believe wholeheartedly that life is what you make it. And although I’m not sure it’s a mantra I’m living right now, I do believe in it. I’m not there right now, but I’ll get back there.


Another story for another time.

So, no.

No regrets.

No resentment.

No wishing things were different.

Life is what you make it.

And ain’t that the truth?

x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

16 replies on “Where You Want to Be.

    1. Thank you Lois. All is mostly well. I’m just feeling a little overwhelmed and a little neglected, the latter being not really true, so I’m probably being a little self-indulgent there. But I’m managing to surround myself with friends and that’s helping so so much. I’ll be back to my old self in no time.

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    1. Thank you so much Su. Hugs back to you. Nothing happening with the mould yet unfortunately but I have an inspection coming up very soon and hoping that will help sort things out. I’m doing ok otherwise, just a little overwhelmed and under-appreciated 😕 but I’ll be fine 😊 thanks again.

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  1. A contemplative post DJ. Hope all is well and I do agree with your thoughts who would ever know where life would lead if you’d made other decisions, but you didn’t, so, I say, enjoy and be thankful for the here and now

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    1. Thank you PP. Exactly. I had a few moments of feeling sorry for myself but remembered that life is what you make it. I was reminiscing about days gone by but we only remember the really good times in those situations. I am very thankful for the people I have here. Thanks again, so much.

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