This past weekend I got to spend some quality time with my Framily. These people are my friend-family. My chosen family. People who have literally been with me through some of the darkest days of my life thus far, and will also walk alongside me through the ones that await (cuz there’s always more).
So naturally we get into some murky stuff as we wade through the years and losses we have lived together. We wondered aloud: do you have any regrets? Would you do everything, as it has played out, over again?
We all felt like we were perfectly where we needed to be. Even if where we are is uncomfortable or broke. There are real teachings, gratitude, and self-love that we have cultivated from the time, money, opportunities, and people we have lost. We wouldn’t be perfectly ourselves if we had chosen a different adventure.
For me-I may never have chosen myself otherwise.
And I will tell you what…now that I have, I am never going back. I feel as well, as strong, and as on fire as I was at 21. Half a lifetime ago.
Our greatest failures, heartbreaks, and losses can be our best medicine.
They may possibly be the only medicine that matters.
**As always, I turn it back to you. Would you do it all again?**
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