Life lessons

If I could change one decision

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I have regrets in life. I’m sure we all do. Those missed opportunities, that far too long relationship, those stupid mistakes that were costly — they are all regrettable in their own way. I have mused about a lot of things in my life and often wondered what would have happened if I had taken a different path.

What if I had persisted with my dream of being a sports journalist without being afraid that I was too introverted and shy? Would I have been happier? Would I have travelled the world?

What if I hadn’t let my shyness get the better of me and pushed myself back in my college and undergraduate days to be more confident? Would I have gained a different set of skills or met a different network of people?

What if I had been more assertive back when I was younger? Would I have been stronger and more confident for not having people treat me like a doormat temporarily?

What if I hadn’t bought my unit when I did? Would I have been less in debt and felt a lot more free to travel the world?

What if I had socialised more in my early days here in Sydney? Would I have had a different network of friends?

What if I had chosen to do my masters in clinical psychology than educational and developmental psychology? Would I be making more money for exactly the same role today?

What if I had actually listened to my mum and got my driver’s licence at 18 back in India? Would I have had more opportunities when it came to working while studying here?

There are so many things I could have done differently I’m sure. But then, would I be where I am today? Especially if I am content with where I am today.

I love my life. Yes, I have moments of frustration and feeling sad or worried like every one of us. But honestly, if I hadn’t made all those decisions before, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be living in an area I love. Or working in a job that I also enjoy. But most importantly, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful people I have met along the way. To me, that’s what life is about. The people in them.

I must confess, if I could change one decision, I wouldn’t change anything at all.

What about you? If you could change one decision, what would it be?

Do share!

***Linking up with  Kirsty for I Must Confess and Jess for IBOT***

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Pinky Poinker
    10 March 2015 at 9:58 am

    No I wouldn’t change anything. It just goes to show how happy and contented we must be Sanch 🙂
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  • Pinky Poinker
    10 March 2015 at 9:58 am

    No I wouldn’t change anything. It just goes to show how happy and contented we must be Sanch 🙂
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  • Raychael aka Mystery Case
    10 March 2015 at 10:46 am

    As I await biopsy results, I just couldn’t come to the I must confess party this week. Hoping to be back online and back to my old blogging self next week.

    Also wanted to let you know that you received a worth casing mention on Agent Mystery Case today.
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  • Raychael aka Mystery Case
    10 March 2015 at 10:46 am

    As I await biopsy results, I just couldn’t come to the I must confess party this week. Hoping to be back online and back to my old blogging self next week.

    Also wanted to let you know that you received a worth casing mention on Agent Mystery Case today.
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  • Lisa Barton-Collins
    10 March 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I try not to have regrets, because it doesn’t change anything, it just robs from the now. BUT! I regret not going to uni. I had the brains, but didn’t have the confidence in myself. I was unhappy at home and couldn’t wait to move out, and then I was just so preoccupied with paying the rent, going to Uni didn’t fit into my life. Now that I’m older with a family of my own and a mortgage, Uni really, really doesn’t fit into my life. I think things would have been a lot different if I’d continued to study.
    x
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  • Lisa Barton-Collins
    10 March 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I try not to have regrets, because it doesn’t change anything, it just robs from the now. BUT! I regret not going to uni. I had the brains, but didn’t have the confidence in myself. I was unhappy at home and couldn’t wait to move out, and then I was just so preoccupied with paying the rent, going to Uni didn’t fit into my life. Now that I’m older with a family of my own and a mortgage, Uni really, really doesn’t fit into my life. I think things would have been a lot different if I’d continued to study.
    x
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  • obsessivemom
    10 March 2015 at 12:40 pm

    You’re right about regrets, we all have them. In my life things have a way of working out despite the not so right decisions. If I were to think of one regret – I would have probably studied the languages rather than the sciences and got into writing earlier.
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  • obsessivemom
    10 March 2015 at 12:40 pm

    You’re right about regrets, we all have them. In my life things have a way of working out despite the not so right decisions. If I were to think of one regret – I would have probably studied the languages rather than the sciences and got into writing earlier.
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  • Nee Say
    10 March 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, even the not-so great things x
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  • Nee Say
    10 March 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, even the not-so great things x
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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    10 March 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I believe – Life is too short for regrets. Reflect on your past..learn from it and move on.
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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    10 March 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I believe – Life is too short for regrets. Reflect on your past..learn from it and move on.
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  • Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side
    10 March 2015 at 9:43 pm

    It’s funny – with the regrets you mention – one of mine is the opposite. What if I had bought a house earlier? Would we have paid more of it off by now? Instead I spent my money travelling! It’s hard to know, isn’t it? And there’s no point regretting, only moving forward and living. Thanks for linking with #TeamIBOT.
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  • Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side
    10 March 2015 at 9:43 pm

    It’s funny – with the regrets you mention – one of mine is the opposite. What if I had bought a house earlier? Would we have paid more of it off by now? Instead I spent my money travelling! It’s hard to know, isn’t it? And there’s no point regretting, only moving forward and living. Thanks for linking with #TeamIBOT.
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  • Kathy
    10 March 2015 at 10:29 pm

    That’s wonderful to not have ‘real’ regrets. Yes, we all have questions, but we work within our decisions and the circumstances beyond our control and hopefully find peace with our situation. And if we are tuned in, we can work with the universe to manifest the things we really want, even if we can’t see those things at first. How great for you to ‘settle your regrets’ in this post.

  • Kathy
    10 March 2015 at 10:29 pm

    That’s wonderful to not have ‘real’ regrets. Yes, we all have questions, but we work within our decisions and the circumstances beyond our control and hopefully find peace with our situation. And if we are tuned in, we can work with the universe to manifest the things we really want, even if we can’t see those things at first. How great for you to ‘settle your regrets’ in this post.

  • EssentiallyJess
    10 March 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I sometimes think about these things as well, but then I think, if we did things differently, we would probably be asking the same questions, just about different things. I often wondered what would happen if I had pursued my passions earlier, would I be further ahead now? Or not? There’s always what ifs, but sometimes doing things the slower way, makes you more determined to do them in the long run.
    Which is a slightly different tangent to what you were saying. Sorry. 🙂
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  • EssentiallyJess
    10 March 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I sometimes think about these things as well, but then I think, if we did things differently, we would probably be asking the same questions, just about different things. I often wondered what would happen if I had pursued my passions earlier, would I be further ahead now? Or not? There’s always what ifs, but sometimes doing things the slower way, makes you more determined to do them in the long run.
    Which is a slightly different tangent to what you were saying. Sorry. 🙂
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  • Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy
    11 March 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I honestly try to live life with no regrets and never like to ponder on what could have been. I honestly couldn’t tell you what decision I would change!
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  • Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy
    11 March 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I honestly try to live life with no regrets and never like to ponder on what could have been. I honestly couldn’t tell you what decision I would change!
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  • jess
    12 March 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Its a really hard question, because at the end of the day we have no insight into the different paths our lives could take (maybe science will let us time travel and see one day, ha!). I think there are rarely mistakes, just decisions that take us in one direction or another, and we always have opportunities to make new choices. Great post xx
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  • jess
    12 March 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Its a really hard question, because at the end of the day we have no insight into the different paths our lives could take (maybe science will let us time travel and see one day, ha!). I think there are rarely mistakes, just decisions that take us in one direction or another, and we always have opportunities to make new choices. Great post xx
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  • THE RED HANDED BLOG
    13 March 2015 at 5:04 am

    This was such an honest post…from the heart.
    We all have regrets and as much as we say otherwise, the truth remembers.
    But just because you wonder and regret about the ‘what ifs’ I am sure we wouldnt want to change anything.

  • THE RED HANDED BLOG
    13 March 2015 at 5:04 am

    This was such an honest post…from the heart.
    We all have regrets and as much as we say otherwise, the truth remembers.
    But just because you wonder and regret about the ‘what ifs’ I am sure we wouldnt want to change anything.

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    14 March 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Totally agree over here Sanch – I wouldn’t change anything either!
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  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    14 March 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Totally agree over here Sanch – I wouldn’t change anything either!
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