A very important question was put to me recently: what risks have I balked on taken and regretted?
At first I couldn’t think of anything. Because every risk has its, well, risks, and how would I know if I’d made the right decision?
At first I thought maybe not continuing to work at the veterinary practice where I was a receptionist /assistant during my gap year. Had I stayed I would have been trained up as a nurse. And I do love animals.
But I had a ski season lined up. And uni. Neither of which I regret.
How different would my life be if I’d sacked off the uni and ski season and become a veterinary nurse? I’d have missed out on experiences, that’s for sure. And lifelong (I hope) friendships. I certainly wouldn’t have worked for the Daily Mail.
Working there made me ill though, so I circle back around to whether I made the right decision. At the time I didn’t know what a risk it was.
Whatever path I took would have lead to a different life. So I think the best answer is that I shouldn’t have regrets. Everything in life is a risk. I just chose one, right or wrong.