Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Can you stand one more meme? I'm sorry, but it's SO much easier than coming up with my own ideas. And I like this one that editorjdc dropped on me, because in spite of the brazen declaration in my profile, I do have a few Regrets. And a whole lot of Non-Regrets. Let's see if I can come up with five of each.

1R: I regret getting married when I was barely 18 years old and getting pregnant immediately.
1NR: I do not, however, regret having given birth to the two loving, smart, sweet, talented, beautiful children who resulted from that union.

2R: I regret having had to drop out of college after only one year, because of that early marriage.

2NR: I do not regret defying my husband and returning to school when I was in my 30's and graduating magna cum laude.

>3R: I regret that I allowed myself to be bullied and oppressed by my husband for 20 years.

3NR: I do not regret having finally worked up the nerve to leave him and make my own way.

4R: I regret that I was so lonely and naive when I was making my own way, because I was victimized by unscrupulous, predatory men, more than once.

4NR: I do not regret exacting my revenge on some of them.

5R: I regret that I didn't meet my sweet second hubby sooner.
5NR: I do not regret that we have been happily married for seven lovely years.


EditorJDC said...

Monkeys in clothes! Monkeys in clothes are the bestester things in the world!

Great list too.


electro-kevin said...

You crossed paths your new husband at exactly the right time - you might never have met otherwise.

pissed off patricia said...

I also regret my first marriage but I don't regret that after it was over I crossed paths again with the only man I know I had ever truly loved. He had gone his way and I had gone mine but after ten years fate or something placed us both in the same place at the same time and we have now been married 21 of the best years of my life.

I agree with electro-kevin, things just sometimes happen when they are supposed to.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Everyone that I've know that has gotten married at that age, has regretted it (I almost did and certainly would've). The great thing is that we live in an age where second chances are available and that you've made the most of yours.

Steph said...

That's a good way to look at it. Regrets tinged with a silver lining.

Dale said...

It's an excellent meme that JDC cooked up. He still hasn't apologized for making my brain hurt by forcing me to think.

Nice answers. I love success stories!

Distributorcap said...

good for you......isnt it nice you got those second chances (and such terrific kids)

EditorJDC said...

Sorry Dale - NOT!

I was going to give you the second half of the meme, but you look pretty stable here. Darn!


Dr. Zaius said...

If you are going to write stories, I also like stories about women wearing mini skirts and go go boots. ;o)