Yes, I know - we all know this.
But there are times, at least for me, when I forget, have forgotten, this truth - time may move slowly, or at the speed of months in a day, but it always moves forward.
Words cannot be unspoken, decisions cannot be undecided. Burnt bridges leave a gulf that cannot be breached.
I cannot live in the past, I know this. I cannot rewind and get a do-over. Hell, if I am honest I would probably make all the same decisions again, Because a rewind would more than likely erase the knowledge gained from the pain and regret, so all of the same impulses and rashness of moment would still be in place.
I have been in rough spots before, but right now I really am in the roughest yet. Materially, financially. Hard lessons learned.
It almost seems as if the more successful I am at being real with who I am at core, the more I strive to be kind and sincere, the more difficult things are.
Years ago, 20 years or more, I had a situation arise where I chose to be true to my beliefs and standards and ended up being income free. I opted not to compromise my principles and had a rough couple of years as a result.
It seems as though this is a continuation of that time. 20 years has put a lot of mileage on me. Not sure how this one is going to pan out.
I am hoping for a miracle.