While I am a stern advocate of living life to the fullest we must do this in such a way as to not hurt people - those near to us as well as the others. Embrace what life hands you - make the best of it and move on.
There can not be a more sad situation than looking back on your life and have to admit that there were so many things you wanted to experience, so many opportunities you allowed to slip through your fingers - but you were afraid to pursue them.
Play a game. Next time you have the opportunity look at people's faces - faces are storybooks under cover. Some faces tell you about the sad sad life of the person it belongs to. The eyes are sad, the mouth is sad and the skin is sad. It tells you about missed opportunities, experiences allowed to pass him / her by and absolute devastation at the thought of the present situation. We can never allow ourselves to become that face.
Take life with both hands and squeeze it, until the last drop of juice has been squashed from the piece that has been handed to you. But also be strong enough to accept the consequences of your decision and embrace your choice. Because life is a living thing - the more you want, the more you will get and to practice this belief of living life to the fullest you must be strong, positive and responsible.
Now, "Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe! If you believe, clap your hands!" J.M. Barrie in Peter Pan (1928) Act 4. And do not say that you do not see even one fairy when you clap your hands - because then you are not looking hard enough. There are fairies all around us in every special moment, beautiful smile, good deed and hearty laugh. "Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead! (Peter Pan, 1928 Act 1).
So stop being sad and serious and upset with your situation. Everything is never what it is but you make of it! And you can make it great if you have courage!
Have a fabulous day my dear Readers. I wish you all to see just one fairy today - and if you do look for the fairytale that goes with the creature!