Live and learn. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you figure out you don’t. It’s pretty interesting how it all comes about. You realize the older you get that some of the choices you made in your youth were ill-advised at best. Then again some of the choices you made in your youth panned out infinitely better than you expected. You also realize that it was your choices alone that brought you where you are today. I would venture to guess no matter what position you’ve found yourself in, even the seemingly impossible ones, there was more than one solution.
The funny thing about life is: there are always choices. Right and wrong, right and righter, good and better, wrong and wronger, bad and worse, neither right nor wrong – just different. Some choices in life you’re very proud of and others are sources of deep regret. So today I’d like to ask about your choices in life. Name the one choice or accomplishment you’re proudest of and then the one choice that is your deepest regret. I’ll go first.
Choice or accomplishment I’m proudest of: Having a hand in raising a step-daughter I love as much as if she were my own. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and a fabulous mother in her own right now.
Deepest regret: Not having gone to college. I know I could still do something about that. I would have gone into nursing. Instead I’ve taken a completely different path. I’m an office manager at a construction firm. All in all I have a pretty sweet deal and I can’t complain about it. But I still wish I’d gone to college for nursing.