What is you biggest regret so far?

@iamdee (158)
Philippines
September 29, 2010 9:20pm CST
In my 20 years of existence, there is one experience that I consider to be my biggest regret so far. It was when I was coward enough to make my own decision and failed to fight for my heart's desire. Before I went to college, I was quite undecided of what course or degree to take. I'm thinking of journalism but my mother always insisted that I take nursing because according to her, it will be easy for me to work abroad if I am a nurse. However, I never really had any interest nor felt any urgency to study nursing. But then I was afraid to go against my mother's will so I took up nursing. After 1 year of studying nursing, I was really unhappy though I had no failing grades in nursing. I really felt sad when the capping and pinning was fast approaching. Eventually, I decided to shift to another course because I cannot really imagine myself to be a nurse. The shift caused me to extend one more year of studying. I could have graduated this year but because of the shift, I am expected to graduate next year. If only I fought for my heart's desire and made my own decision, I could have avoided to waste a year of my life.
2 people like this
12 responses
@Owenebs (14)
• New Zealand
1 Oct 10
my biggest regret in my life is that i had the most perfect girl, but i missed my chance to say anything, and now it seems like everything is just too different :(
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
I think if I have to dwell on this area of my life, I would be unhappy most times since I do have a lot of regrets in my life. Luckily for me, I am not one to make a big deal of my mistakes, I sort of try to forget that those things happened so I can move on with my life.
@SilverKing (1014)
• Canada
1 Oct 10
I would say that my biggest regreat so far is spending to much on my credit card.I have around 5k in debt so far and in college.I am only making a little over a hundred a week and half or more goes to the minimum payment.I really wish i did not spend as much as i did but some things were a neccessady such as text books and supplies for class.I did spend on some non essential things such as movies, clothes and video games.I hope to pay this out within a year or 2 but most likely will have till wait untill the summer to fully pay it back when i am working full time for a few months.
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
My biggest regret so far is not paying my credit card bills on time. The interest added up and giving me a huge headache right now... But good thing I be able to come up with a good plan and saving strategy to pay it all. :-)
@TonyPluto (172)
• United States
1 Oct 10
I just turned 21 years old. I've got 4 pending felonies, a possible DUI and ruined a completely free ride through college. I regret ever trying to give a fcuk about anything.
• United States
1 Oct 10
My biggest regret is spending my valuable time with people who were never worth my time.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
30 Sep 10
Be grateful that you finally stood your ground and wasted only a year instead of a lifetime. I wanted to be a writer and my parents told me that they would only pay for an accounting or business degree. Rather than standing up and fighting for what I wanted, I acquiesced to my parents and spent a career in absolute mosery. Good luck and know in your heart that you are doing the right thing
@IoanaBI (494)
• Romania
30 Sep 10
I can not say exactly..i do not have any regrets about my life. However i feel alitle nostalgic when i think at one boy and i'm sory for not having enought courage to tell him this that time. Now i have the possibility to tell him but is not the same, because my feeling are not the same.. but still, i think that at that time i could had been something nice.
• China
30 Sep 10
my best regret is i don't pay more attention to my study in the past .so now i am poor in my study .and now i am very want to save these time to do some meaningful things though it's impossible .so i think i will woke harder now .i know waste time should be found.
@jovie899 (112)
30 Sep 10
My biggest regret so far?Hmmmmmm....When i got pregnant at an early stage of my life.If only i followed my mom's advise,things would have been easy for me but then again past is past.
@shav9292 (929)
• India
30 Sep 10
Better late than never,i would say its the best decision of your life. Now atleast you will be able to follow your dream.Doing anything(especially education) without interest is futile,i've learnt it the hard way. My case is similar,im 21 now,my dream was to become an engineer,for pre uni i had taken biology,i did very bad,somehow i managed to pass and get into an engg college,currently pursuing engineering degree(1 more year to go),and i must say im doing very well,passing with flying colors.We were victims of circumstance,atleast we didnt get screwed for the rest of our lives.:) have a nice day!!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 10
Hi, My biggest regret in my life is making the wrong decision to settle down at my husband's hometown. I should not agree to this decision at first,but now it is too late to turn back again. Before we got married,my husband decided to come back to his hometown,as he think the standard of living is pretty high in Singapore and we may not afford to stay there after having kid. I really don't know why I can agree to his thinking at that point of time. ACtually both of us are working and I don't agree that we can't afford to have a family in Singapore. Only now, I felt regret with my decision. Now, we are back to his hometown and I am not working. I feel so handicapped while I can earn income for myself and I felt like wasted my effort to hold a degree and just stay at home takingcare of my son. Of course,I don't mean that i don't enjoy my motherhood.but I feel more happy if I can go out to work and earn income ,at least, I can share the family burden.