What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?
I have worked hard over the years learning that regretting is a waste of energy – once the time has passed, the opportunity has gone. If you chose to walk away not towards, then live with that decision in freedom.
This means that I have only vague shadowy regrets buried somewhere deep inside.
I think the one that I regret the most is not travelling. When I graduated university, I had a partner and chose to live with him and get a job to pay the rent instead of using the money I had to buy a round the world ticket.
I knew if I went it would change me, and him and our relationship and at 21, I thought I was too young to cope with this cause and effect.
I managed a compromise – a short trip around Europe and have since managed to travel to many other places on my wish list. Of course I have known many people who bought their tickets and changed their lives and none of them regret their decision to travel.
Ironically the relationship only lasted a few years after graduation but it was my first long term (7 years) relationship, and I don’t regret that any more than the decision not to travel.
A regret is a waste of a decision. There are always reasons and lessons to learn whichever path you choose.
I am certainly VERY HAPPY with my life now – and maybe this is not the life I would lead if I had made the decision to buy my round the world ticket.