My biggest regret was always not going to College right out of High School. I always had the “smarts”; I just never had the confidence, the ambition or the assertiveness.
For years I wondered “what could have been”. Of course, as most of you already know, I’ve taken steps to fix my error in judgment. I became a College student 3 years ago. While I am proud that I finally got around to it, I at times wonder whether I left it for too long and too late. I suppose time will tell on that score.
What if I had gone on to school and found something that fascinated me for a career option? I never had “big” dreams. I dreamed of things that were obtainable and settled for being a secretary. I sold myself short. I wish now that someone had directed me or suggested other options to me. What could I have been? There were many different jobs and careers that I could have done, but no one encouraged me, and I never thought to ask for more.
That remains my biggest regret – I didn’t push myself harder and I didn’t ask for more.
I don’t know how my life would have turned out if I had made another decision. It’s possible I might have had more of a career than a job, but I also might not have been as happy as I am in my personal life. I do know that things happen the way they do for a reason, and I believe that the way things worked out is the way they were meant to be. Who knows? Maybe I am just a late bloomer.