My One Do-Over

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While I don't really believe in regrets, there's always at least 1 thing in our lives we'd love to have a do-over on.

And if we're being honest with each other, we ALL have something we'd either take back or do-over. An that's ok. I like to think of it as learning experiences. As long as you learn from them!

So, what's my big do-over? Believing in myself. When thunderpeep was just a nugget of an idea I signed up for a government-funded small business course, one that would basically walk me through setting up and establishing a small business, including financial support. But at the last minute, I got cold feet and took a job I was offered instead. I went for the steady paycheck. Because I didn't believe in myself. And I didn't have a support system that believed in me and encouraged me. Now I've met other people who took that course and there are mixed reviews so who knows what would have happened. But I think I would have learned one important thing that took me awhile to learn on my own. Believing in myself and my ideas. I think most creative people struggle with that, so I know I'm not alone there. My journey to get to today was probably a lot harder than it needed to be because I didn't trust in myself. But all that struggle will make the end game that much sweeter - that's how you make lemonade from life's lemons! I've also learned the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will listen and support you and whose opinion I trust when they say that idea is just plain stupid. You need your tribe.

So, while I would probably do things differently if I had the opportunity to do it over, I don't 100% regret the decision.  But of coarse I will always wonder what life would look like if I'd taken that chance on myself back then instead of waiting.

How about you, anything you'd love to have a do-over on?

xo, michelle

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