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    One Do Over In Life...

    If you could go back and change only one thing with your adult life, what would it be?

    If I could go back and change anything, it would be NOT moving away from Nashville, Tn. in August of 1984.

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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    I have no regrets. Sorry I know that is not what the thread is about but even some of the dumb stuff I did was actually a blessing in disguise.
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    I would do a lot of things differently.

    I would have joined the navy after dental school. It would have paid for my schooling and allow me to save some money before going into private practice.

    I would not have married my first wife. I wasn’t ready and neither was she.

    Those are are the two big ones. If I only get one, it would be the bad first marriage.

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    How about the whole thing?

    Look, I don't want to get into a bunch of psychoanalysis here but like a lot of people, I have things that caused certain things that were NOT my fault
    and yet I'm ultimately the one responsible.

    The difficult part is the not having control but thinking you do.


    I wouldn't go to med school or seminary.
    Wouldn't marry who I did.

    In short, my life has been a pile of stupid, some of which was my fault and some that wasn't.
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    if i had it to do over again, i would probably take a foreign language as i made it through all of my schooling without taking any language courses. but i wouldn't change anything major.
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    I would have paid more attention to studying and grades, rather than partying and having fun. Wait...I take that back!

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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    if i had it to do over again, i would probably take a foreign language as i made it through all of my schooling without taking any language courses. but i wouldn't change anything major.
    Really, really learning a language is a lonely process and is best done out of the academic setting. The only formal courses I've had are HS Latin and German Lit courses. Why do you think it's too late? I'm working on several right now...
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    I had a scholarship to play softball at a local community college. I also just had got engaged and I wanted to apply to nursing school as soon as I could. For some reason that I can't remember I wouldn't have been able to get into nursing school until after I finished my 2 years of playing. I ended up quitting the team before I even started. Then my relationship ended a couple months after I quit and I failed my second semester of nursing school thus leading to a change of majors.

    Even though I can't do anything about the regret of not playing softball, I finally was able to kick nursing school in the butt and become a nurse earlier this year.
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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica4Bama View Post
    I had a scholarship to play softball at a local community college. I also just had got engaged and I wanted to apply to nursing school as soon as I could. For some reason that I can't remember I wouldn't have been able to get into nursing school until after I finished my 2 years of playing. I ended up quitting the team before I even started. Then my relationship ended a couple months after I quit and I failed my second semester of nursing school thus leading to a change of majors.

    Even though I can't do anything about the regret of not playing softball, I finally was able to kick nursing school in the butt and become a nurse earlier this year.
    Good for you, Jessica. I married an RN, who later became a nurse anesthetist. It's been a wonderful, blessed-of-God decision that I would never change. One or two other things, though, I would, most definitely.

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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    How about the whole thing?

    Look, I don't want to get into a bunch of psychoanalysis here but like a lot of people, I have things that caused certain things that were NOT my fault
    and yet I'm ultimately the one responsible.

    The difficult part is the not having control but thinking you do.


    I wouldn't go to med school or seminary.
    Wouldn't marry who I did.

    In short, my life has been a pile of stupid, some of which was my fault and some that wasn't.
    You realize that means you wouldn't have the kid(s) you do?
    "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"

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    I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

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    There are some women I wouldn't have bedded, but none of them gave me a STD, so...
    "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"

    'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' - Steve Jobs

    I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

    "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Really, really learning a language is a lonely process and is best done out of the academic setting. The only formal courses I've had are HS Latin and German Lit courses. Why do you think it's too late? I'm working on several right now...
    i started messing with arabic a little bit several years ago but never stuck with it.
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    Re: One Do Over In Life...

    I wouldn't change anything in the "major" life categories. I married who I wanted to marry (18+ years), had as many kids as I wanted to have (5), working in the field I wanted to work in (Accounting) and haven't made any life altering bad decisions. But as far as the "little stuff" that if I had a chance to go back and "do over". I would have used my time in high school to hangout with my guy friends more and enjoy being in that stage of life rather than being consumed with being in an exclusive "serious" dating relationship.
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