An Open Letter To Annie – The One That Got Away 4

Every time I hear that Katy Perry song – “The One That Got Away” I think of Annie. I’m sure we’ve all had that one person in our lives who we let get away for what ever reason. Blame it on bad timing, those outside forces that pulled you apart or there where just too many obstacles in your way so you gave up and moved on.

“The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn” – Amanda Kane

We are all running out of tomorrows. Banish the words shoulda, coulda, woulda from your vocabulary. Muster up the courage to step out of your comfort zone. Have enough faith and confidence in yourself that you will bounce back no matter the outcome. After all – what’s the worst thing that could happen? So big deal – you fell short of what you set out to accomplish. Don’t let your “Annie” get away. You want to make sure that when it’s your turn to make that final journey to a higher plain that you can look back on your life with no regrets.

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow is the “Buts” you use today” – Author Unknown

I have more years behind me than in front of me. It’s hard to connect the dots looking forward. It’s only when we slow down or stop to reflect on our past – that we see the path that we’ve taken and the legacy we will leave behind. It is only then that we think about those missed opportunities – the “if only’s” we let get away. It’s rare that we get a second opportunity in life to right a wrong. The next time you have a chance to grab the brass ring – don’t blink – don’t hesitate – not even for a second – just do it. Just do it because no matter the outcome you are far better off for having done it – then not.


  1. Hi Brian, This one was surely for me…So I am going to take it personally..Presently at a cross roads in my life and fel a bit static…Any ideas on feeling static/frozen 🙂

    Thanks to you


  2. I have been doing just that but cannot seem to have a focus – working on getting past it though……. too emotional at this time. perhaps…I will connect for sure Brian – Thanks for responding


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