I came across this quote on tumblr or pinterest the other day and thought it was cool so I saved it, expecting to add it to my “cool quotes” file or something… Fast forward to today and I’m scanning through my downloads looking for something completely different when I happened upon this quote. I sat and stared at it a few moments and just knew I had to “make” something with it; because upon seeing it again it was clear, the universe was speaking to me. I printed this bad boy out and added it to this little frame.
While I put this all together I thought about a conversation I had not ten minutes prior to my re-discovery of this quote . It happened with an old acquaintance on Facebook and she’d mentioned something she had always wanted to do. I remember her telling me about it and said as much, but though I encouraged her to “give it a go”, even in baby steps, she kept making excuses. I felt rather disheartened because I know she could do this thing she wants to do and, I imagine, be wonderful at it.
I really hope she does, do what she always wanted to do. I really, really, really do. Otherwise I fear the zombies known as “what if” and should have” may eat her brains.
I hung my little creation on my inspiration board to remind me that regret is far worse than a zombie apocalypse.
The WHAT-IF’s & the SHOULD HAVE’s will eat your brain” ~ John O’Callaghan
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!
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