My writing on regrets appears on Tanya Shadrick’s Cure for Sleep substack. You can read it here:

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About sarahsouthwest

I'm now in my early 50s. I started writing again as a way of exploring the world, and feel that over the last 2 years I have really grown as a writer. By day I work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. I juggle my own two children, my work, my writing practice, generally managing to keep all the balls up in the air.
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4 Responses to Regrets

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I so relate, Sarah, to your poem. At my age, I get hit by so many hundreds of remembered moments when I was younger, clueless, thoughtless, not tuned in, and I writhe with embarrassment at my once unawakened self. I hope that this is my life review, and that I dont have to go through it all again when I die. Smiles.

    • Oh, yes, totally identify with that – wouldn’t want to be doing that on my death bed! Let’s try and sort things out as much as we can!

      I’ve just scheduled a haibun for dVerse, and it mentions my gratitude journal – I have you to thank for inspiring me to restart one – I can’t quite remember how, but every time I write in it I think “aw, thank you, Sherry, this was a great idea”.

  2. Ingrid says:

    It’s nice that you don’t have big regrets. But it’s also true that those small acts of kindness mean so much. I regret not taking baby Benji to my Grandma more often before she died.

  3. memadtwo says:

    What I should have done for those who are now gone are also my biggest regrets. Your words hit home for me. (K)

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