I Wish I Had Done That…

Lately this has been a catch phrase that keeps going on and on in my head..

I wish I had done that…

I have done many stupid things, way too many blunders in this really short span of my life in this world. Stammered while giving an important speech in front of a huge audience, wore ridiculous outfits for the school annual-day’s play, forgot the lyrics of the song while singing on stage, danced like a lunatic in the classroom – not realizing that my teacher was standing right behind me, bunked many math classes because I loathed it, dated a nice guy although I knew it wouldn’t work out, tried learning to dance – Bharata Natyam only to fail terribly, spoiled some fine fabric in the name of embroidery,…ahhh..the list is endless.

But do I regret any of it? No, not at all!

I regret only the things that I didn’t do.

I have heard of that phrase a lot, but it never made sense to me when I was younger. But now I wonder how I missed out on trying different things. I wish I had the chance to think out of the box. I feel like I spent most of my time on academics, learning a few new things and playing. Although I don’t regret them either. I just wish I had done a lot more than just that.

I Wish I Had Done That...

I resigned my MNC job for some good reasons and I have taken up a few other activities. When I told people that I resigned, they were shocked. At first that scared me as I thought I made a huge blunder and messed up my life for good! But now that I rethink, it all seems to be a blessing in disguise. Being young and having the time to re-think your decisions and making your life the way you want is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity. Right? 🙂

I’m trying to make the best out of all the opportunities I’ve got. Even if it meant failing terribly and wondering “aahh..I did something so stupid all over again!”, I’m just going to try it all. I already did a few stuff that I found really amusing. I failed in a couple of gigs too, but I learnt a lot out of them. I don’t regret it.

Just Follow Your Heart

Yes, that’s what I’ve been thinking lately..

There is no more space for regret. There is no more time to waste. Woah! Feels like am in a movie. Would life change all at once with one song?? 😀

Is it possible to live a regret-free life? Will I be glad that I did everything I ever could Or, Will I Still Regret In Future Saying… “Aah.. I Wish I Had Done That…”?

Do you feel the same way about your life? Or do you have a different perspective? Feel free to share your opinions in the comment box below or just spend a couple more minutes to ponder… 🙂

Confused As Always,

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

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Take The First Step

Have you ever felt the impulse to do something because you found it so exciting? But then backed out because you were worried about what others would say? Or because you were afraid that you might fail? And felt worse after losing that golden opportunity?

Well, you are not alone. Almost every human being does the same. Everybody is afraid to take the first step towards anything that’s beyond their comfort zone.

Why do we do that? Is it precaution? Is it shyness? Or Is it really Fear??

When somebody called out for a volunteer to give a presentation in front of a 100 people, I didn’t think if I can talk in front of such a huge audience. I just volunteered. When they asked for participants for an on-the-spot poetry writing contest, I didn’t think if I could ever write a poem, I enrolled my name. When my grandma asked me to sing along with her, I didn’t hesitate, I joined.

Whenever I didn’t think or analyze or hesitate, I did my best. Yes, that’s when I got to know my hidden talents.

I  wouldn’t say I never failed. I too have failed miserably. I have also been embarrassed and laughed at. But when I did, I learned to laugh at myself. I remember the very first time I participated in a public speaking contest. I was 10 years old then, I got on to the stage, and in front of a 100 people, all I said over the mic was “Good Morning” and after a long pause “Thank You” 😀  The entire audience split into roars of laughter. But that didn’t stop me because I knew I could talk and I wanted to prove it. Not to the world, but to myself. The next time I was more prepared to face the audience and got rid of stage fright. Now I can say with 100% confidence that I can talk in front of thousands of people without any fear.

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I realized, the more we re-think about doing anything that’s beyond our comfort zone, the more we tend to resist. Some call it shyness while some others call it fear.

Well, if you never try, how will you know?

Here’s a thought, no matter what you do or don’t do, the world always has something to say. Not doing something different wouldn’t stop them from judging you. So, the next time you come across a painting contest or a marathon challenge or anything that makes you push the envelope, don’t think, just give it a try. Even if you fail, trust me, you won’t regret it. 🙂

Think again, 

Would you be walking now, if you were afraid to take your first step?