Forget Regret

By Emily, age 20, Newfoundland
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

I've been alive for 20 years, and in those 20 years I've learned a lot of things. Although I try not to linger on regret, there are some things I've done that I wish I hadn't.

I regret choosing to live with my dad after my parents divorced. Living with him was complete hell, even if I only did it for a couple of years.

I regret not learning how to manage money properly. I now have a shopping addiction that centers itself around expensive clothes and shoes, not to mention make-up.

I regret never learning how to study. I might be doing better in university had I learned how to discipline myself and how to study. Now I'm struggling through an Arts Degree because I don't know what kind of studying techniques I need to use.

I regret becoming so independent. I now find faults in all of the good guys that I date, and I fall for the guys who treat me like crap. Two cheaters, one user, and a few losers later, I'm just now starting to learn that I have a problem.

Regret, however, does you no good. It makes you worry about things you can't change. So forget regret, for your health and for your sanity.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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