the state of feeling remorseful and penitent.
synonyms: remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, penitence, sorrow, sorrowfulness, regret, ruefulness, pangs of conscience
Life is full of tests; tests of character, tests of love, tests of friendships and relationships. And failing is normal. No one gets everything right on the first try. Failure is how we learn. Being afraid of failure is being afraid of growth.
I was afraid of failure, so much so that I made one of the most important people in my life miserable, and I will regret the decisions that I made until I stop breathing. But a wise person once told me that regret serves a purpose in teaching us valuable lessons. Over the last 9 months, I've learned several.
Cherish the people that you have while you have them, because you never know when you might lose them. Always be honest, even when the truth has the potential to hurt. The lie will cause far more irreparable damage. Last but not least, be true to who you are. The moment you decide to be something that you're not might very well be the moment you lose everything.