The dictionary defines regret as a feeling of sorrow or remorse for something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity. In life I believe that everything happens for a reason but, there are two important things that I wish I could redo just to make my life a little better.
When I revealed my pregnancy with my first daughter to my family I left college to be with my support system. I always told myself that I would enroll into college again but life took turns that I never expected it to take. I became distracted by motherhood, men, work, and drama which allowed me to keep pushing my education further and further to the side. “Procrastinator” had become my middle name. As a mother I started to feel guilty for not taking my education more seriously because I knew that one day I would have to have a college talk with my girl’s. How could I convince them to attend college if I didn’t? In July of 2016 I made the decision to enroll into college courses online with Herzing University. It has been a year and I am still enrolled, pushing towards my graduation date in December of 2019, obtaining my Bachelors degree in Business Management. I regret not staying in school until completion before because I would have my degree by now but everything happens for a reason.
2. Budgeting/ Saving
When it comes to budgeting or saving I always seem to find it difficult to do. I’m not so sure on the real reason why but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with “always having something to do”. Now don’t get it twisted, I’m not out here spending money on unnecessary items but instead spending money on things that seem to be most important to me that may not be as important as I thought initially. The reason why I regret not budgeting and saving like I should’ve is because by now my savings account would look amazing (lol). I would be able to turn to my savings on rainy days if needed without racking my brain on where to turn for additional funds. As the New Year approaches I am going to practice better budgeting and saving techniques. I refuse to continue to live a life of regret when it comes to my finances.
In life, everything happens for a reason but I am learning that living wise will take me a long way. My regrets are things of the past, and no longer will I let my regrets hinder me.