I know the general rule is; don’t regret any choices you have made in life as you wouldn’t be where you are now. But I am going to argue this. As I made a mistake which has led me to a place where I am currently holding many regrets.
This mistake made me doubt myself more than I ever have in life before.
This mistake caused me to feel so low that I spent my 21st birthday looking to the sea and wishing I were in it.
This mistake caused me to lose so many valuable friendships, that no matter how hard I try I’ll never be able to regain them in the same way.
This mistake made me believe that I am such a terrible person and made me constantly hate myself.
This mistake made me change.
This mistake is still haunting me.
This is why I am going to learn from this mistake.
2014- the year I became free.