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Ten Day Meme: Day Five

Stolen from clionona ....

Day One:  Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.

Day Five:  Six things you wish you'd never done.

Well, it's more than six, and not all of them I feel really comfortable talking with others about.  But here's ones I can....

1)  Never should have dated one particular woman.  I know, there's a few, but this one really hurts because it ended for no good reason.  It's like in Men In Black -- "It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."  "Try it sometime."

2)  Never should have blown off trying for college scholarships.  I wanted to be a programmer or a political cartoonist.  I was relying on my parents to help me pay for college.  They both refused to pay for programming ("No future", they said.  Oy gevalt....) or art, and told me to take accounting classes.  My brain couldn't take it and I eventually dropped out, and have been part of the 9 to 5 world ever since.

3)  Never should have not tried going back to college those first few years.  I honestly feel it's way too late for me now.  I know lots of people go back to college, but that's just to learn stuff or finish a degree for a better career exit, not an entirely different life role.

4)  Never should have gone to work that day eight years ago, when the snowfall made me wreck my then paid off for one month car.  As much as I love The Angry Red Dragon, it really wrecked my plan for paying off my debts.

5)  I never should have trusted my bosses at my one job, who I thought were buddy buddy types but hung me out to dry so that, when downsizing came, I got the axe instead of their do-nothing friends on the floor.

6)  And that one colossal mistake all those years ago, that pretty much set my life direction in stone.  I know I said I can't talk about it, but trust me -- not a day goes by that I hate that I can't undo that particular part of my past.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 21st, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
They thought there was no future in programming?!?!
Feb. 21st, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
...and believe me, they don't like me bringing it up....
Feb. 21st, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
re: #3

One of my grad school committee members was a French lit prof for about 10 years. Decided he was bored with it, and the life, went back to square one and got a Ph.D. in nutrition. Just because he wanted a different life/different set of problems. He was 60 years old when he sat down in his first freshman level nutrition class. It's never too late. :)
Feb. 21st, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I took one Accounting class, abd mt friend helped me through it about every night. It was too hard for me. Although, I haven't given up on the idea of going back to college. ^_^ Neither should you as veijukka said.
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