Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Five Regrets {Listable Life}

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Today I will be joining {Moments That Define Life's Listable Life} of Five Regrets {serious or funny}.

 {{disclosure: I try really hard to not regret things in life, because ultimately it's pointless to regret things in your past. It did or didn't happen and it is what it is. But I know we as human being will always have things we wish we would or wouldn't have done.}}

1. Not studying abroad in college. I really wish I would have taken the opportunity while I was in college to study abroad. All my friends who did it said it was one of the best experiences of their lives. At the time, I was a lot more dependent on my family and friends and I think I was too scared to take that big independent step and travel somewhere by myself. I also didn't want to leave Andrew that long either. Now looking back, I wish I would have realized it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and wish I didn't take it for granted. Hopefully I'll just be rich someday and be able to travel the world on my own dime {here's to wishing! :)}

2. Taking life too seriously in high school. I've always felt older than my age and have always wanted to be a "grown up". So with that, I took most things very seriously while growing up, instead of just enjoying being a teenager. I still did all the "normal" things teenagers do, but I never felt completely settled. I think no matter what, I would have felt a bit out of place, but I do wish I could have taken things a bit more lightly and just enjoyed being young.
3. Chewing tobacco. Yes. I chewed tobacco...one time...and I'll never do it again. I was around 16 and was with a couple of my guy friends and I happily regrettably tried it. They told me if I started feeling hot and clammy to take it out because I could get sick. Well guess what? I got sick....yes...even threw up. Never ever again!

4. Not double majoring in psychology. I love everything that has to do with the mind. The way human beings behave and why. I definitely regret not double majoring in psychology. I've always wanted to help people and although I love advertising and what I do, I think it could have opened up some other doors in the future for me.

5. Believing I have to be friends with everyone. Growing up I wanted everyone to like me, and if they didn't....I was devastated. I thought I had to please everyone and the pressure of it all was detrimental to my well being. I wish I would have known then what I know now...that in life you can't  please everyone and there will be people you encounter in life that you simply just don't get along with. The key to this though is you still must be kind and considerate, because how you behave is on you and how someone else behaves is on them.  

{Well that's all! Happy Tuesday!}

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way in high school just like you I didn't regret anything. But you have the rest of your life to do other fun things :)