Immediately, you feel lost; frustrated and befuddled. During the process, you misplaced your sense of direction and the ability to recall distinctly. Your thoughts hinder you from being able to eat or sleep. Gradually, you become so consumed with a mistake that you cannot change. The regret starts to form. The self-condemnation builds. The resentment takes root; now you’re angry.
Oh, the tactile sensation of regret.
Instinctively, you scrutinize that one isolated incident over and over again. Becoming more invested in your mistake by giving it your time, feelings and emotions.
For some, it eventually affects their quality of life. One mistake defines them in unimaginable ways. It’s not that they are weak people; it’s that they are tired. Tired of combating the drama that they can no longer change. They’ve been held captive by all that has happened.
Therefore, all they see if that one mistake.
All of this could have been prevented, had I…
Now, you do not recognize yourself, your life or your environment. You are the same. Your family is the same. Your home is the same but you are in a strange place. It is both unfamiliar and uncomfortable. It’s dark, lonely and scary. It is painful and it hurts.
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