“I regret ever meeting you.”
I looked at the text message on my phone and thought ‘Are you fucking kidding me?!’ I couldn’t believe a year and a half later I was even receiving this – never mind the fact that (in my humble opinion) I had been a great girlfriend.
My next thought was ‘Trust me – the feeling is mutual!’
I was mad, bewildered, and amused all at once.
After a little reflection, I knew I had to dig a bit deeper for a lesson or the good I had learned from the relationship. (Being stuck in regret doesn’t bring about a sense of bliss.)
And it came to me…all the things I learned from previous relationships that will help create a better relationship the next time around. Now:
I have faith in The Universe’s Divine wisdom and timing.
I pay attention to the red flags.
I speak up for myself about what does/doesn’t work for me.
I set boundaries.
I’m not afraid of being rejected for who I am (or who I’m not willing to be).
I do not shrink my personality to make someone else feel comfortable.
I also do not attempt to expand my personality to impress someone.
And, most importantly, I love myself through it all.