No Regrets. {Poem} ~ Heather Higinbotham

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no-regrets

Should’ve, could’ve, wish I’d…

I stopped shoulding on myself four years ago.

What’s the use of regrets?

 

No regrets.

 

It sounds so cliche

But I wouldn’t have it

Any other way.

 

“I crawled through a river of shit

And came out clean

On the other side”

 

Every time I compromised,

Every time I cried myself to sleep,

The promises I couldn’t keep.

 

Every silent reprieve

When the eye of the hurricane

brought clarity and light

 

Just long enough

To break the surface

And drink in stillness.

 

Those desperate breaths.

Incremental.

Instrumental.

 

Those promises?

 

I don’t regret breaking them.

I don’t regret escaping.

I don’t regret taking my child

And running like hell.

 

I don’t regret staying

Longer than I should have.

In staying I learned what

Slowly breaking looks like.

 

It looks like

Holding on to regrets.

 

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heather-higinbothamAfter realizing that a lifetime achievement award in people pleasing was not something to be proud of, Heather Higinbotham set out to learn how to be selfish without being (ugh)…selfish. In the process, she discovered that being real was not as scary as it seemed. In fact, it was freaking awesome. Heather now helps women gain the courage to (re)discover and own their awesomeness and learn to unapologetically take care of themselves before everyone else.

Heather has an uncanny ability to make people feel comfortable talking about the shit nobody says out loud. She secretly dreams of being a Cirque du Soleil aerial dancer, though she is neither flexible nor graceful. When she’s not busy helping women learn to own their badassery, she can be found adventuring with her precocious kid, sleeping, writing poetry, geeking out on sustainability and making the world a better place. To find out more about Heather, please visit her group on Facebook.

 

 

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