I’m a little tardy in recapping what I’ve been doing lately, and I’m sorry about that. But I won’t be for long.
Yep, I’m over it. That’s because I re-read my June 5 piece at Get Rich Slowly, “The statute of limitations on regret.”
But seriously. I wrote about how I’m learning to eschew self-punishment (You screwed up, therefore you must suffer without ceasing.) Yes, I’ve made mistakes. I’ve also had mistakes thrust upon me. What matters is that I’ve gotten myself away from those situations, that I’m learning from my mistakes and that I keep moving.
That last part was the toughest. For quite a while I obsessed over the years that I felt I’d “lost.” They were gone, true, in that I didn’t fully live them. But how much more time was I going to lose focusing on how much time I’d lost?
I’d be interested in your feedback after you’ve read the piece.
Earlier this week I published “Can’t afford to socialize? Compromise!” at GRS. Even if you lack a receptacle into which to micturate or a casement through which to empty it, you can still have fun.
And on the topic of fun, here are some of the articles that I’ve most enjoyed doing recently at MSN Money:
Take a bite out of orthodontist bills (chosen for the Carnival of Personal Finance at NerdWallet)