Wednesday, November 25, 2009

R.E.G.R.E.T Find out what it means to me. Sock it to me.

I received an e-mail from my mom this morning. She was just saying how much she loved me and missed me (how DARE she). She mentioned that not knowing when she is going to see me next is really hard for her (join the club little lady). Her e-mail, while loving and kind, sent me into one of my patented freak outs about my time here in Australia. Blah blah blah why I am doing this to myself. Blah blah blah I am home sick. Blah blah blah oh wait I'm in AUSTRALIA and I am HAPPY.

Then I started thinking about regrets. I can't actually think of anything that I regret at the moment. I am pretty calculated when making decisions. However, there is one thing that numerous people told me I was going to regret: skipping my college graduation. Oh, if you want to get some people riled up I highly recommend pointing out that you won't be attending your own graduation ceremony, ye gods the drama. I didn't regret it. Not even for a moment. Not for a second. In fact, I don't think I have spent this much time thinking about it ... ever.

So, when my graduation here came up, I didn't hesitate to check "graduating in absentia" off on the form letter.

The post has very little point. Apologies.

Do you regret anything? Sock it to me?


  1. I regret the fact that I can't seem to keep up with so many things! I need 48 hours in one day to finish half of the things I wanna do! So, I'm way behind on my blog reading. I can't keep up!!!!
    :( I didn't go to my college graduation either (and I don't regret it), but I think my parents will kill me if I do something like that again. I'm thinking about it, though.

  2. I don't really regret anything, but there are people who think if you have no regrets you haven't lived. Well, maybe I haven't. I've been an adult for nearly 20 years and don't have a lot to show for it. Mostly this doesn't bother me. Sometimes it does. Like lately.

    Gah. *slaps self*

    Good on you for doing what YOU want.

  3. I regret not going to college, thus not having a degree in anything. (Which means I have never liked my jobs. But to be fair it wasn't until THIS YEAR that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. hate school.)

    I also regret stalking people on facecrack while visiting insomnia theatre. What a waste of time, that boys not interested.

  4. I definitely have a few regrets - I am one of the people Frisky Librarian refers to. I really do believe if you have no regrets it probably means you have either taken no risks or are the most lucky person in the world and all your risks paid off! :D

    I turned 30 this week and, whilst my life is certainly interesting, its very different to what I thought it would be and there definitely are things I regret. A big one is not getting into University life more when I was an undergrad and also not travelling more when younger. YOu have inspired me to think more about this. I may blog about it.

  5. DDG - biting off more than you can chew? A common problem for sure! Well, it's hard with NaBloPoMo to keep up with all the blogging. If you want to skip it - SKIP IT.

    Frisky Librarian - Hm, well, I guess it depends on how you define regrets doesn't it? I mean, I've learned from mistakes I've made - and thus I don't really regret making them. You know? Even though they were, in fact, mistakes!

    Ev Rev - It's never to late to go back to College - and maybe you'd learn better doing an online degree or something? It's different learning when you're really passionate about something too.

    Ruby - I am so pleased to be an inspiration! :) Happy Birthday!

  6. Um there was a point to the post and I don't regret saying that.

  7. I have plenty of regrets and love them all in their own funny way.

    I also have similar conversations with my mother to the one you had with yours. Mine's coming over next year though, so hopefully it'll be nice and positive until that time arrives. :)

  8. Only one regret - the day I left the house and fell down the hole that led to so much surgery and pain that remains with me to this day. Not bad going when I compare it to all the things I don't regret and all the things I have to be grateful for.

  9. linlah - I am so glad you think so!

    Matthew - Aw, I am glad you have a time frame when you'll see your mum. That's important!

    petty witter - OUCH. It's inspiring that you can keep it all in perspective like that.

  10. totally with you on that one, i don't regret missing my university grad at all. whatever. dishing out money to get hair/make-up/photos done and to walk across stage in front of thousands of people i don't even know, for a piece of paper? i celebrated with friends instead.

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