Apparently, mulligans aren’t just for the golf course, although an unlimited amount of them there would certainly do some good.
Thanks to Palm Trees and Loyalties, I learned both that there’s a National Mulligan Day and that it was Oct. 17.
Even though I missed it this year, the thought of a day dedicated to going back and fixing something from the past is an enticing one.
But what would I fix?
I generally don’t go for regrets, but of course there are things I wish I hadn’t said or done (or in some cases, had) or decisions I hadn’t made.
And then there’s the silly stuff that all I can do is ruefully shake my head and half-smile.
Yet if there was one thing I’d like to get a do-over for, it would be the first time I struck out in Little League.
No, not so I didn’t strike out. After all, if I can’t take unlimited mulligans on the golf course, I probably shouldn’t take them elsewhere.
The reason I’d like to go back is because when I struck out, I got upset at myself … really upset. I’m a lot older now, but I still get really upset at myself when I fail, whether it’s playing a game, not being able to figure something out or just screwing up.
Maybe if 8-year-old me could have shaken it off then, I’d be better at it now.
So if you could have a mulligan for one thing in your life, what would it be?