Do You Have a Do-Over Moment?
~ How Would Things Be Different ~
When I think back in my life to things I would do over, there are a handful of events I can think of. Maybe something I would have said differently to someone, taken someone up on their offer for something, made different choices, or looked at things before I acted on them. One of these do-over moments that I can recall is the fact that I decided to live at home during college.
I went to George Mason University in Virginia, and it was only a 20 minute drive from my house. I decided at the time since it was so close I would save my parents the money and live at home. They said I could live on campus if I wanted to, but it was a huge expense. I was also a little nervous about moving away, so after going back and forth on what to do I made the choice to stay at home and I would decide the following year about moving out.
Looking back, I should have made the decision to live on campus. I was a bit shy in high school and in my first year of college, so it would have been good for me to interact and live with others. I remember just going to campus to go to classes and then I would go home. The other students were having fun bonding all day and night, doing activities on campus together, and experiencing things that I was never able to do. I never did live on campus, but moved out and lived in an apartment later in my college years.
I did make the right decision to join a sorority though. I figured out pretty quickly as I was left out of everything from staying at home that I wanted a do-over on the choice to live at home. I wanted to get involved in campus life somehow and make some friends, so I rushed and joined a sorority called Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII). It was a great decision, and it helped me in so many ways. I finally had some friends on campus, it gave me a social life, and it helped me with becoming confident enough to speak in front of groups. I eventually became a confident person and a teacher who could speak freely in front of groups.
I think many people can always think of things they could have done differently in life, and think about how the different choices might have affected their future. The thing is you never know how different decisions truly would have changed things, and if they would have made things better in your life. Maybe everything just happens for a reason……
One thing you don’t want to have to do-over though are the dishes! Who wants to deal with that mess twice?
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I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.