I have had a 'learning experience' today. Yes, that is what people normally call things that they don't enjoy.
Someone who think he have reason to be angry with me called me a 'has been' today. I am assuming that was referring to no longer being a competitive athlete, and was meant to hurt me. Hm. Whatever.
But thinking on that term, wow. I would SO much rather be a 'has been' then a 'never was'. Imagine what kind of life you would have, to NOT be able to be called a 'has been' at some point.
A life of no risk-taking. A life of no thrills. Places not gone to. Things not done. People not met. Words not said.
Fifty years from now, I want to look back at my life, I want to have photo albums with pictures of people, of family, of friends. Of vacations on the beach where a hurricane hit and it rained the whole week. Of someone I dated who broke my heart. Of a lot of things I can look back on, smile, and say 'What on earth was I thinking then?', rather then empty pages and wondering 'What if I had told her I love her', 'What if I had taken that vacation to Spain', 'What if I had taken a chance on my own business'.
Enough has been stolen from us in the past. Only we can allow the loss of our future.
'has been' and dam proud of it!
Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.
"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963