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Thread: IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE DO-OVER

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    Power Poster dreamer2009's Avatar
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    what would it be ..............

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    raising my kids.

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    Having a career

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    Schooling....to have a career instead of a job

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    I stopped going to nursing school in the middle because it was hard on the family I studied hard & did very well...if I had it to do over I'd have finished! Life would be very different if I had finished!!

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    I would have gone to school to be a teacher.

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    I would have paid more attention to the guy I met when I was 14-15yrs old . He would become my husband 30 yrs later. we would have had all those years together.

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    Got a better education

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    I would not have gotten married the first time and I probably wouldn't have had children. I would have gone to college instead.

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    Would have gone to college instead of vocational program.

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    Hm, this is hard.

    The first thing that came to mind was that I'd have studied harder in college (I didn't get serious until close to my last year), but really, not studying wasn't the reason I didn't go to grad school, it was because I couldn't afford it.

    The other thing I'd do over would be to get married instead of struggling to create a career. But honestly, as much as I would like to have married and had kids, I'd still choose grad school and the career I originally wanted.

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    same as athomenow -no early marriage, no early children, stay in college, then maybe see what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie Jo
    I would have paid more attention to the guy I met when I was 14-15yrs old . He would become my husband 30 yrs later. we would have had all those years together.
    But you are together now and that counts for a lot.

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    To have said NO! The day the surgeon demanded I get a terminally I'll man out of bed!! I blew out my back and have been disabled since!!! I was 28 and the patient died 3 days later!! Nursing education wasted. I loved being a nurse and had a gift. I could look at a patient at times and hear the symptoms and know what was wrong before Dr's did! I still can look at ppl in public and see a health issue! Freaks out DH!! Lol And gave my children stronger religious background!!

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    I have found that the road I traveled has made me who I am today, so since I like who I see in the mirror I wouldn't change anything I've done. I would love to have my son back.

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    I don't like to think about the "what ifs" because it causes too much discontent for where I am now. What is, is and thinking about the changes I should have made may be better in my mind but possibly may not have brought me to this good place in my life now.

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    I would have finished college the 1st time around, taught for however long, then been able to retire with a pension. I do not regret marrying who I did, having my wonderful kids and a good life for a number of years. I finally got my BA in a different field when I was 39, the same year my oldest graduated from high school. But I didn't do anything with it, except for my own pleasure. When I had to get a job after my divorce, I wasn't qualified for much of anything & eqrning just a bit more than minimum wage. I'll be working until I drop dead at my cash register.

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    I would have lost the excess weight after each of my 4 pregnancies and kept it off. Now, at 62, it is really difficult.

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    What about you, Dreamer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    What about you, Dreamer?

    I would have come from a family
    that loved and cared about me...
    that would have formed a completely different me...
    a me I would probably like today.

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    i would have chosen a better husband

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    What about you, Dreamer?

    I would have come from a family
    that loved and cared about me...
    that would have formed a completely different me...
    a me I would probably like today.
    OMG, how sad, if you don't like yourself, why not change. The most important thing in life is to love yourself first!!!
    God Bless.

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    Even thinking about do-overs causes problems and issues in your life today. If I had paid more attention in high school and gone on to college then, I wouldn't have had my children and I wouldn't change that for anything. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes with no logical explanation....but God knows and his plan for me is what it is....I can't change it. I'm ok with that. Otherwise how would I have ever met my husband of 10 years. I just can't imagine not having the wonderful children and gkids that I do. No do-overs for me!

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    no need for do overs here!!!

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    Would have realized sooner that I was in an abusive marriage and gotten out before he cheated on me and I hit rock bottom.

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