In life we do things. Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But they all make us who we are....
We wouldn't be the same person without our life experiences, good or bad. They are all leading us to where we need to be. There is no shame in making 'mistakes', it's all part of the process.
And since the process allows for 'mistakes' ...... are 'mistakes' even a reality? Is there such a thing as a 'mistake?' There are no 'mistakes'. Everything is a lesson, you may go down the perceived 'wrong' road, but that is exactly where you are supposed to be, it is all part of your journey.
Everyone is exactly where they are supposed to be.
If we were to reverse anything that has happened in our lives, we wouldn't be who we are or where we are today. The purpose of this life is to LIVE it, in whatever way you choose. Everyone is on a journey, doing it in their own way.
Live your life, smell the coffee AND the roses. Quit worrying about whether or not you are doing it right. Don't second guess yourself. You are doing your life, precisely how you are meant to be doing it. You are the perfect person to do your life!
Do those things that you've always wanted to do, live your dreams, take risks, you are here to experience, learn and grow. Playing it safe, holding back, and/or hiding out, are not living your life. Life is a gift, accept it.