29 March 2011

The five most common regrets


(Atseoul casual oxford basic loafer in sky blue)

I finally own a pair of oxford style shoes or shoes that aren't black in general. Hoorah. They were pretty cheap so I hope they don't fall apart.

Also I want to share this with you. It is the 'Five Most Common Regrets' written by a nurse working in palliative care. Reading this made me realise that sometimes you must break out of your everyday routine to discover happiness. She would ask her patients who were close to death, if they had any regrets. She found some common themes..

1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish I had let myself be happier.

Read the article here. Do it.



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111 comments:

  1. wow those regrets are so moving, thank you for sharing, i'm off to read the article right now. but thought i'd just say those shoes are a gorgeous colour! x

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  2. wow, i really love that article you shared. i love hearing wisdom from those who have already lived their lives, and are looking back.. makes me really hope i can take their advice and not look back at my life with regret x

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  3. They are THE most adorable shoes I have ever seen..!!
    I can not wait to see what you pair these little babies with.

    And a HUGE thank you for sharing that article lovey. I had to share it with my friends on facebook. Such an eye opener. I think everyone needs to sit and read it, even as a reminder.

    x x x x Liv

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  4. Those shoes are LOVE. Such a pretty colour. Off to check out that article now. Probably will serve as a reminder to get off the computer and LIVE. haha

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  5. It's so hard to be true to yourself and live the life you want. I move to London in 12 days where I don't know anyone and I feel as though it will finally give me a chance to do things my way.

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  6. Those shoes are great! Very Kara Spetic-esque.

    Thanks for posting that article, it really confirms the fact that you get the most our of life by following your truest wants and spending quality moments with loved ones.

    Also, I'm loving that galaxy header sick!

    Aleena x

    thepapermannequin.wordpress.com

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  7. What a nice article! I do many regrets like this too..

    I like your oxford shoes color. Like a bubble gum!(:

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess

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  8. Doing it now, great post.

    Also, if you get the chance, please feel free to check out my blog's facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Its-A-Dull-Life/119075961504283?ref=ts

    Shameless self promotion isn't really my style, but what can I say, I'm trying something new.
    Haha x

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  9. PS. I couldn't stop thinking about this article, so I shared it on my blog also (with full credit to you, of course!) x

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  10. Definitely going to read that article. Just reading the five most common regrets here made me think. And the oxfords are gorgeous. Good decision :)

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  11. OH and I love the new header.

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  12. Cute shoes :)
    I've just read the article. It encouraged me to live true to myself.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I appreciate how your oxfords are photographed on top of a maths text book haha.

    Great post by the way.


    x

    stephtea.blogspot.com

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  14. Such an amazing article; glad I read it.

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  15. Love the colour of those shoes, and those sorts of articles always get to me. Maybe because I'll be graduating from a law degree this year and wanting to work in fashion?? Haha. Life's too short not to do what you love, I say!

    x K
    http://modernlegacy.blogspot.com

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  16. iLOVE!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for stopping by my blog (:

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  17. Those are gorgeous. I love the color. It's so different. Interesting article.

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  18. those are beautiful!
    //www.fashion-ice.blogspot.com

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  19. That is an amazing article!! Thanks for sharing that. I love your shoes. That color is amazing!!

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  20. super cute oxfords!!! I have some white ones that I spent too much on...have fun! xo Lisa

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  21. I love these shoes. They are lovely.

    xx
    http://rebellefleur713.blogspot.com/

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  22. ooh pretty robin egg blue oxfords.. perfect for spring <3

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  23. I'm going to read this article now.

    As a nurse I hear people talk about their regrets... but to be honest most of them focus on the positives, they hold on to happiness.

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  24. Love the oxfords! The colour is so cute.

    Very interesting article. Definitely reminds you that life shouldn't be taken for granted.

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  25. Very nice, but i don't like this colour :)

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  26. omg! I want ur shoes! what a amazing colour

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  27. I love this. I read the article and its so simple, yet, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    p.s. pale blue is my favourite colour. Your shoes are amaaazing!

    Fox Whiskers

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  28. love that oxford :) so cuteee :)

    http://dreamybubblebee.blogspot.com/

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  29. what a beautiful shade of sky blue - i hope you're enjoying your oxfords! xx

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  30. thank u so much for your comment francesa! :D

    such simple words and so much meaning.. beautiful post, and cute shoes! :)

    xoxo!

    http://headoverhighheals.blogspot.com/

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  31. Wow! amazing shoes, i love love love it!

    Kisses!

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  32. lovely brogues! I want a pair in like a pale pinky/beige colour.

    sarah
    sjterrell.blogspot.com
    x

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  33. You have amazing taste! I seriously dream about those Stolen Girlfriends Club cable knit shorts you have. Your blog is one of my faves right now, you never disappoint with your ensembles :)

    Aleena x

    https://thepapermannequin.wordpress.com/

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  34. Thanks for posting the article. It's quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Thanks for posting the article. It's quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Great blog!!!
    www.lottybetty.blogspot.com

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  37. understand you !


    http://leblogmodedejulie.blogspot.com/

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  38. what a lovely thing to read with my morning coffee ;)

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  39. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog!!! Love the outfit - it has a very ballerina sort of feel!!

    You have a fantastic blog!! I'm following!

    XOX,
    Karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  40. I LOVE THIS SHOES!!! nice color! :)

    Regards from sayqueen.blogspot.com

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  41. thanks for your comment! xox
    i've been waiting to buy a pair of oxfords because i want a really special pair- these are perfect. i've never seen any in blue! i need to read that article too when i have some time, so i'll be back! i just became a follower. please follow me too if you're interested :)
    http://indieelectronicalternative.blogspot.com/

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  42. Thanks for your comment! These shoes looks like heaven:)

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  43. The regrets part of this post was sad. But your shoes are lovely!

    www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

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  44. hey girlie

    haven't stopped by ur blog for a whole week and can see i've missed out on a few posts!

    looks like someone has been shopping heaps (i'm one to talk!)

    great set in black and gold loving the whole pleat look and the oxfords are adorable, i can just imagine them with a colourful pair of socks, perfect way to brighten up dreary autumn weather!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  45. ps the five common regrets is a really touching few themes.

    great post!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  46. 1. Incredible shoes in a beautiful color!

    2. What a moving list - and a poignant reminder to live each day to the fullest. What do you have to lose?

    Have a wonderful day! xoxo

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  47. OH MY GOD!
    I LOVEDDDD ITTTT!
    and your maths ground rocks hahah!
    im following!!
    thanks for coment !
    follow if you like
    www.raisaland.blogspot.com

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  48. I would agree with #1 ... a lot of people do what everyone wants them to do.

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  49. I kid you not I've wanted a pair of white oxfords for SO long. OH MANNN.

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  50. I so agree with the 1° sentence... being ourselves ins't simple but it's something we all should learn to do

    xoxo
    http://shishiwaldorf.blogspot.com/

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  51. THOSE are the shoes I've been looking for. Back in the 80s, we called them jazz shoes...so I've looked them up by that name and had trouble finding the kind you'd wear on the street (not for jazz dancing!). Now I know what to call them in my searches.

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  52. great post! incredible shoes! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your amazing comment! thank you!

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  53. wow nice post. I love your style btw! so you've got a new follower :)

    xx,
    Alviana

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  54. It's a beautiful colour, that's for sure!!

    Can't wait to see them on you.

    xo www.thefashionguitar.com

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  55. Sometimes I have regrets but then I think about the other decisions I made in my life which made me happy, and I smile again. We can't have it all.. and it's sad I guess..I need to live about 5 lives to achieve everything I want.
    Gorgeous shoes! :)

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  56. awww, i agree with all of those regrets...like knowing so in the future that i will regrets some of things like these. aha, and gorgeous shoes!
    is atseoul and good website? good quality and stuff?
    Krissy xoxo

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  57. Those oxford loafers are Beautiful! the colour is so spring.

    very inspirational post :) Godbless <3

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  58. These look so pretty! I like the colour : )
    Big kisses!! :****

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  59. Love these shoes! So happy you listed the website...some great affordable finds there
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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  60. wow, thanks so much! lol i am always flabber gasted when a talented blogger comments on a post of mine.

    your blog is awsome!

    x Xavie

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  61. Those shoes are AMAZING. Especially the color. But yes, everyday is a different day and it is never too late to change.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  62. wonderful colour

    kisses
    AzaharaJS

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  63. she had a great idea... nice shoes :) well, sorry i didn't answer to ur comment, yes, I've changed a lot in my blog :D xoxo
    http://thesugarplumfairysmagic.blogspot.com/

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  64. great post, I really wish I'd stayed in touch with friends.
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  65. Those regrets are so moving. I'm really sensitive so when I read it, it make me think about it. Thank you for sharing it.

    Hope to see you soon on my blog :)

    xx

    Justine

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  66. these shoes are amazing xo

    http://www.audelia-blog.com/

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  67. I have to say I have a couple of those regrets. I need to start trying to get my life in order.

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  68. Great top five. They are definitely so true for most people -- or at least for me! Great oxfords, too. xo style, she wrote

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  69. I saw the pic and read your title on my Reader's feed. I was like, "oh no, she can't regret those awesome shoesss!!"
    I agree with you on your regrets, especially the last one. I wish I stayed in touch with my friends.

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  70. so glad i found your blog, u have awesome style and your posts are awesome! im your newest follower! hope you'll follow back !xxo

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  71. Oh I cannot remember if I commented here already or not but I do love those powder blue Oxfords- so gorgeous. That article I think, strikes a chord with most of us, so sad but wow, it's time to make a positive change I think! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. i love this outfit!
    I love your blog. Your style and vibe are great.

    Please check mine out and if you like it follow me back, id really appreciate the support!

    http://clothesovercarbs.blogspot.com/

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  73. AW. I don't want to live with those kind of regrets. I think I need to focus on making sure I don't come to regret a few of the things on that list.

    THE SHOES! Too cute. That color will look great with a sunny tan!!
    Cute flats always give me blisters :(

    Courtney xoxo
    www.stickylipgloss.com

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  74. loove those shoes!

    <3 http://eccentricdaydream.blogspot.com/

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  75. lovely shoes. And the article by the nurse is in some way a bit heartbreaking.... x

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  76. Thanks for a really good post and wise words! I read the article and it really made my think! Thanks!
    xx

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  77. Hey, great blog post. Love the shoes, and those Five Common Regrets are really interesting, and depressing, even.

    Also, I haven't gone online in a while, so I just saw your header. I like it! :D

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  78. Love the oxfords! I have similar ones in yellow :)

    I love the regret article! Following you! hope you follow back!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com/

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  79. first, those shoes are truly BEAUTIFUL. i'm in awe.

    next, i totally relate to the 5 common regrets...i need to check myself!

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  80. they are BEAUTIFUL. I just found your blog - it's lovely xo

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  81. this is lovely! i really like the shade of the shoes! also, thanks for stopping by! Im totally following!

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  82. I dieee for those shoes.

    Some of those regrets are some of my fears! So sad to think that someday they could be my regrets! Thanks for sharing and opening up our minds a little. ♥

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  83. Awwww!! that's so true!

    thanks for sharing that with us. I really enjoyed that!

    www.catwalkcity.blogspot.com

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  84. Dang. I still need to find myself a nice pair of oxfords I could love forever and ever haha. xx

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  85. that oxford has the perfect shade of blue ever!!
    and the 5 most common regret is really true somehow

    xoxo

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  86. Those blue shoes are so gorgeous. Perfect for spring and summer!

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  87. Just stopping back by to let you know that:

    We are having a giveaway on our blog to celebrate its first birthday. Would love for our to enter.
    http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com

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  88. Luvv this post and that article. Im going to start applying those points right away. Im tacking that article to my wall.

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  89. Hey Thanks for your comment on my post "Fashion Bloggers, Why?"!!. I also find the topic quite critical which is why I posted it, since I could not get it out of my head.
    I kind of find the whole psychology connected to fashion blogger rather interesting... including me, i have to say. Since I don't pretend that I am fashionable, but I do like to dress up and look stylish. Who doesn’t'? Why not share it with the world? The question is just, how far do you go? What do you want to achieve? And are you willing to be artificial just to be recognized?

    I seriously do not know the answer, but maybe that is what makes the topic interesting.

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  90. aw this is sweet. im going to read the whole article. cute shoes btw.

    http://youareashootingstar.blogspot.com/

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  91. Great post, thanks for sharing. Some food for thought this weekend...

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  92. At Lorna Jane in their branding and marketing department..
    p.s i Just realised you must read every single comment you receive... NOW PEOPLE THIS IS A DEDICATED BLOGGER! How wonderful are you ^_^

    x x x
    I'm Just a Gal

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  93. beautiful summer colour for these shoes!

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  94. That color is right on trend and so pretty!!! I can not wait to see them!

    XX!
    YvonnaLivianna
    a-toutlemonde.blogspot.com

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  95. Wow thanks for posting that article!

    Oh and p.s. YOUR SHOES ARE ADORABLE! love the light blue shade!

    xoxo

    http://avantgarbx.blogspot.com

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  96. so sad but so true...
    the oxfords are nice :)

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  97. i love the shoes! this is a great post about what if's. :)

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  98. LOVE the shoes. Too pretty.
    x

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  99. oooh, love the colour of those shoes! They will combine lovely with sand tones and light browns and white as well.

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