Sweetie. First of all, don’t stress. Learn that plans change and it sucks and you’re a whole helluva lot like your mother. I thrive on plans. I hate change.
I am learning that it sucks, but it happens. All I can do is change with the plans or stand there in stress while the plans change around me.
Second of all- you cannot get time lost, back again. Regrets are real and we never think we will have them. But we do. And because we are young, we don’t see that until we are older. If a magical genie came to you and said,
“Ten years from now you will find true happiness, BUT only if you AVOID these things….”
We would avoid them.
Technically parents ARE that genie. So make three wishes, stand back, BE PATIENT, and watch me work some magic.
And trust me when I say, we always regret time lost with family. Always.
Last, but not least in your mothers rant of wisdom this morning-
Sometimes when we are left to roam- free to our own wandering and misgivings, we end up feeling more lost than we would if we had a guide along the way. A path through the field of possibilities per se.
It is probably true that right now you can’t see that as true. And if you do, I am neither the path, or the guide you had in mind.
But I am however, just that. No matter what. No matter where. Or when. And I promise you-
You will never regret that.