Regret is quite a strong word but I feel it’s natural to regret some things in life. What I’m going to talk about is mainly things I would do differently if I had the chance to do them again but as I won’t, they are a regret. I thankfully don’t look at them in a bad way, just look at them as life lessons and realising that I made the decisions I did for a reason. Let’s get into the list then…
1. Learning to drive when I was 17
This is probably one of my biggest mistakes in life, I wish I just did it and got it over with when I was 17 and living at home because trying to learn to drive in my current situation is a nightmare. I keep pushing it back and back and I need to stop as it’s going to hinder me getting a job eventually. If only 17 year old Liz knew that…
2. Not spending uni summers travelling
Now this is a hard one because I don’t regret working over the summer periods either, that I’m glad I did. I just wish I took the opportunities I could’ve had – Camp America, volunteering, raising money to build playgrounds or something, I just wish I had done something like that. Life isn’t all about working, it’s about experiences and I have learned that the hard way.
3. Having a gap year between bachelors and masters
This is simply because I might have done better had I come straight from uni. The year out changed my perspective and mind as I was working in a Monday-Friday 9-5 job, not at uni 3 days a week and working 3 days. My mentality was all wrong this year and I feel that’s one of the reasons why this last year has been harder than I thought.
4. Having a period where I didn’t work out/go to the gym
This is kinda stupid but I feel like it’s one of the reasons why I’m struggling to lose weight now (along with having PCOS). I had just under a year where I didn’t work out, as I quit cheer and hardly went to the gym. I didn’t realise how much cheer kept me active and kept my weight/figure to what I was happy with. Along with not exercising, I wasn’t eating well and it’s all just rolled into one (literally).
So that’s the four main things that I regret in my life, there’s probably more but are minor in comparison to the ones which have majorly affected my life.
What’s one regret you have in life?