I wish we could all go through life without ever getting hurt. I wish we could all live our perfect lives, full of happiness and without regret. That's simply not how life works though.
We have each been wronged. We've each made mistakes. We've each hurt others. Life is a process for all of us. Based on our instincts, environment, and education we make certain decisions, trust certain people, and do certain things in a given moment. We're not always proud of our actions, and neither are others. But many times we do what we feel is best, sometimes selfishly, in that moment.
These regrets, transgressions, and poor decisions can cause us immense emotional distress. They can sap our energy, fill us with hate and anger, or destroy our confidence. They will continually take their toll on us until we are able to overcome them in some manner. Holding onto the pain and negative emotions of the past in some situations can light a fire in someone that allows them to overcome and prosper. But many times the turmoil steals from us. Our time, energy, effort, and relationships suffer.
In order to make the most of our future, we must move on from the past.
Forgive and let go of those who have wronged you. Forgiveness doesn't mean you allow them into your life again or what they did is okay. But by you letting it go, it no longer has power over you. You take back control.
Learn the lessons from any mistakes you might've made whether it was in a relationship, business dealing, or going against your gut in a given scenario. Maybe you regret an action you took or didn't take. Forgive yourself and learn from it. Every single one of us makes mistakes.
Do not let the past limit or control you. Embrace the bright future you have in front of you.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!