4) I would have stayed in college and finished my degree while I was still in my 20’s. I have always been a rather impatient person. When I want something, I want it NOW, so having to wait to finish educating myself just wasn’t my cup of tea. I think back on those times and wonder where I could be now had I just learned patience. When my Mom would tell me to be patient, my response was “I can’t have patients, I’m not a Dr.” Yes, I realize that patience and patients have very separate meanings, this was my obnoxious attempt of being a smart aleck.
5) I wouldn’t have been in such a hurry to find “love” and be married. I haven’t made the best choices in my relationships, but I have no one to blame for that except myself. I wanted so much to be loved, that I rushed into relationships that I should have realized were not conducive for either him or I.
6) I wouldn’t have worried about how others may or may not be performing their job. Instead, I would just worry about how “I” perform and just let whatever is supposed to happen, happen. I have gotten so angry about what others were doing and all that got me was resentful. How did that serve me or my future happiness? It didn’t!
7) I would have saved my money like my mother tried to teach me. In my obstinance, I used the rationalization that I could die tomorrow, so why should I save my money? Again, when I wanted something, I wanted it NOW…not later. Saving my money was for my future, and I only worried about my present.
So, if God were to come to me tomorrow and say, “I will turn back the hands of time and you can live your life it all over again”, those are the changes I would make. However, if he were to say that in doing so, I would also forego being blessed with the daughter that I have now, I wouldn’t change a thing. She is the one thing in my life that I did right. Even though I have made mistakes in raising her, she is my greatest accomplishment and I love her more than anything or anyone.