Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Limited time only

First, a disclaimer...  This isn't the normal flavor for a post of mine... since it's been so long since my last post here, I seriously doubt anyone still reads this anyway.  If per chance anyone still checks it, I will once again be posting thoughts here again, but this will not be the normal tone going forward. 

I like to think of a personal blog as a person's own little corner of the interweb.  Sure, some have themes or topics, but that is because that is what they choose to put there.  While this blog has been primarily used for my opinions on things like music and video games (and still will be), it is still my little corner of the web.  If I need a place to vent, this is as good a place as any.

I've had a very rough few months which have resulted in some pretty drastic life changes (multiple deaths of friends and family members, a lost relationship, career changes, and relocation to name a few).  If something important in my life could change... it most likely did. 

This whole post is spawned from the plethora of funerals I've had to go to lately.  While that may sound like a depressing reason to blog... it has seriously gotten me thinking about things left unsaid.

I'll be the first to admit that I probably didn't handle some of the changes happening in my life as well as I could have, and I know I hurt some people and burned some bridges along the way. While I'm sorry for the mistakes I've made that have impacted important people in my life negatively, I don't live my life in regret for the mistakes I've made.  Do I wish I could have handled it differently to avoid hurting anyone?  Yes... but that didn't happen.  There is no changing it now.  I simply try to learn from my mistakes and hopefully try to make amends to the people I may have hurt, somehow. 

I've learned a lot about life in the last few months.  Probably the most jarring thing I've learned about life though, is that it is far too short to be lived in regret.

Here's to family and friends lost with things left unsaid, and to making amends to those still with us.