But at the end of the day… I don’t really regret anything. Remember that Path to Passion? Part of that path is knowing you have a path in front of you and a path behind you. One of the things that keeps me from regretting too much is that every tiny detail, I believe, has gotten me to this exact place in my life. Of course, it’s easier to not regret the amazing stuff: the professors who inspired me, the trips that opened me up to new worlds, the great friends who have shared tiny parts of their souls with me.
But the bad experiences? The negative people? The classes I failed? The relationships that went nowhere? The trips I didn’t take? The opportunities I let pass me by?
They all happened for a reason… so I could get to this place at this point in my life.
The negative people have made me appreciate the good ones. The classes I failed, well… I failed one and it led me to start this blog… so I’d say that turned out just fine. The relationships that went nowhere have absolutely made me understand what it feels like to be in a good, real, wonderful one. The trips I didn’t take could have turned into a script for Taken: The Sequel (right?!). The opportunities I let pass me by made sure I was available for the just-right-for-me ones.
Even the one regret that might possibly actually be a regret can be explained too. Sometimes I regret not studying abroad during college. BUT, I didn’t study abroad because I was on the rowing team. And I would never in a million years take away that incredible experience. Not to mention that I had the opportunity to row in the Henley Royal Regatta in London and that was way better than any study abroad trip.
So regrets? I’m going to go with e) none of the above.
Do you think you have regrets?