Let’s say that each life is a book. There would be a lot of books, many different stories, and many laughs as each book is read. It is not what the story is at the time it happen, it is how it told at some later date that matters. Suppose I say in 1973 I did something bazaar and did not talk about it for many years to come. Not that it was bad, but maybe not popular at the time. No harm was done to anyone as a result. Now I can bring the subject up and tell the story of what, how, and the result of in a way that is funny to many and nothing is considered bad. The question is, would I do it again?, do I regret it?, or how do I feel about it now?. It is my story and I am sticking to it.
I describe in first person because I know myself better than others. No I am not perfect, yes I have done things in my life that I might do different today. Regrets, yes some, over all I just enjoyed my short life on this earth. Regrets or no regrets I will always take credit for what I do, have done, and what I have become. It is my book and it runs cover to cover, all about me, myself, and I.
Tell your story however you want, make it interesting, and I am sure it will be, regret not, look forward, and be honest. Laugh with those who laugh, for those who criticize ignore them for they are not perfect. Make believe for sure.