30 Day Challenge 18

19 May, 2011
Rat Fink

Day 18
Tell about a regret.

I regret not being more disciplined and responsible as a teenager and young adult. I know that some of my crazier, more rebellious traits have been passed on to my sons (their father was/is the quintessential antithesis of  “wild”). I regret not teaching them to conform and think inside the box.

OK, that last sentence was total crap. :-) But I do sometimes regret being wild and crazy in my youth.

How about you? Is there something you wish you could do over, or are you all Frank Sinatra singin’ My Way?

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19 May, 2011 1:22 pm

One of my biggest regrets is giving people (and myself) the impression that I am, most recently and especially, flaky about the decisions in my life. Makes me feel like I have to apologize to people for making decisions that I had planned to pursue in the future anyway… just, the future came a little quicker than I expected it to. Good thing I have a mother who reminds me of this daily… Though, in retrospect, it would have been pretty amazing for me to get it exactly right this whole time. ReplyRat Fink Reply:May 20th, 2011 at 5:29 amThe… Read more »

19 May, 2011 9:10 pm

The foremost regret that comes to mind is not taking the time to visit my grandpa when he was placed in a nursing home when I was in college. It was a difficult situation — he had Alzheimer’s and at that age, I wasn’t emotionally well-equipped to handle him losing touch with reality and with knowing who I was. He died in 2005, 5 months shy of becoming a great-grandpa with my son’s birth, and the regret has been with me ever since. Don’t think I’ve ever shared that — good job, Fink. ;-). ReplyRat Fink Reply:May 20th, 2011 at… Read more »

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19 May, 2011 9:21 pm

I regret not stepping in sooner when my son was dating a girl in HS that was not a healthy relationship. It was a truly awful experience but we both learned something from it and we survived! I also regret that I only got a 2 year degree when I graduated from HS instead of a 4 year degree. I didn’t even consider it at that time but now that I am facing the end of what has been my full time job for many, many years and not sure how many years my part-time job will continue the possibilities… Read more »

19 May, 2011 11:43 pm

I regret the ~19 years that I fell off the face of the earth and disconnected with some very special friends (Fink@ the top of the list) because of fear of rejection, scorn, disapproval, etc… …but thankful for a WONDERFUL reunion and unconditional love & acceptance… xoxoxo B-to-the-oomR ReplyRat Fink Reply:May 20th, 2011 at 5:42 amSweetness — the sadness I felt during those lost years was absolutely dwarfed by the exhilaration at our reunion! And look at us now — coming full circle to record together again. HA! Ama-ZAY-zing. I love you! ReplySuzanne Reply:May 20th, 2011 at 9:17 amI heart… Read more »

19 May, 2011 11:59 pm

I regret not buckling down harder in college and being more disciplined with my music. I think I would have enjoyed being a band director and possibly composing music like my dad did but I just didn’t/don’t have the discipline it takes. I was in a hurry to get out on my own and the first chance I had at a good job and the possibility to live on my own that came along, I took it. Quit college after 3 years ( I went directly out of HS) and worked. I did go back to college and finish college.… Read more »

23 May, 2011 2:07 pm

Ha. I regret that I’ve been behind. XD

No, really I regret not caring until this year. Nothing here motivated me before, and now suddenly I have a 3.8 GPA and a huge network of people I never talked to. It would have been nice to have it all before.