Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for eXperience

We're close to the end of the A to Z Challenge and I admit that I didn't have the energy to look for a photo to go with this post so I'm thankful to the AtoZ team for providing the letter badges for us to use. I also know I'm cheating with my X word but I couldn't find any way around it.

“Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's EXPERIENCE.” ~ Victoria Holt

I've spent lots of time beating myself up over regrets in my life. There's no question I'd love to have some do-overs, but in recent years I've tried to focus on the fact that without my experiences, good and bad, I wouldn't be who I am now in the place I am today. 

But I still regret taking out so many student loans. ;) 


  1. Every experience shaped us, good or bad.

  2. I believe that everything happens for a reason - the good, the bad and the meh!

    This is a great quote.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  3. I do the same thing with regrets, especially those student loans... which I am STILL paying off.

  4. And in life, we need a lot of bad experience to learn.

  5. Hi Julie - if we hadn't done what we've done .. exactly we wouldn't be here and be as we are ... so we take the rough with the smooth and keep living our own life ..

    X is not an easy character .. I've achieved two Xs ... and created 3 - in the five challenges I've done. No point in berating myself ...

    Cheers to you and you'll scoop the day sometime soon .. Hilary

  6. Yes. Our experiences do shape us. I have a couple closets full of facepalm moments. And 4 thousand left on my college loans.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  7. We would not grow as individuals without experience and we need the bad as well to help us with all this

  8. experience serves its purpose, as long as we learn from it. sounds like you must have learned a lot based on student loan $$$. Oh well. Good X post

  9. yes true - we need each one to grow.

    Hope you have enjoyed the A to Z experience.

  10. This is so true. Experience counts for everything.

  11. Based on your wonderful writing, the student loans were definitely worth it, Julie!


  12. We are shaped and molded by life experiences... the good, the bad and the ugly!
    Can't escape any of them...


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