I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. This post is all about my biggest 2016 regrets, and the list is too long to replicate on my blog.

My regrets fall into specific categories: angry conversations, missed opportunities, inconsiderate words, and inattentive behaviors. And some of my regrets are messy and overlap like a Venn diagram. It’s funny how one stupid incident can hit all four buckets and remind me that I’m an asshole.

But I believe two things about life: today isn’t tomorrow, and every day is a do-over. There’s comfort in believing that whatever is broken today holds the opportunity to be repaired tomorrow. I’m also buoyed by the belief that people know my heart and will offer forgiveness for my transgressions, even if they only forgive silently in their hearts.

So, while I have a ton of regrets from 2016, I know that every day holds the potential to start over and try anew.

Here’s to a new year where we can fix what feels so wrong in our lives.


  1. Thank you. I needed to hear that today. I get a bit…emotional…at this time of the year. I really don’t understand people who say that they have no regrets. I don’t see how that’s possible for any relatively aware person.

  2. Glad I’m not alone!

    We all have our regrets I guess, the trick is not to let them weigh us down forever.

    Thanks for your transparency and encouragement Laurie 🙂

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