Often times we look back over our lives, we take inventory of our losses and wins, and our biggest REGRETS and think about how that decision made our lives different.
I have made some decisions that have eventually made me who I am TODAY!
As I sit here and thinks about one of my regrets, it would be that I chose not to go into the Air Force. When I was in high school, I didn’t think much about what I aspired to be. I knew that I wanted to be successful in life and that’s all I knew. I also knew that I wanted to be a commercial pilot, I wanted to fly airplanes. So one day, I decided to take the ASVAB for the military. I scored high enough that I qualified to go into the Air Force. I was so happy. My dream was starting to take shape. I was going into the Air Force. I was going to travel and see the world for FREE!!! What more could a small town Georgia girl ask for?
….and then, I found out that I was pregnant. NOOOO!!!!!!!!
I knew that my dream was over and I was hurt and disappointed. I knew that I could not do it with a child. So I talked with my recruiter and my mom. It was still possible for me to achieve my dream, but, I didn’t want to sign over my parental rights. Even though, I was going to be a teen parent and this was definitely going to be a way to provide for my child, I could not leave her at this time. I knew she was going to be in great hands with my mom, who has always been my biggest cheerleader, but I wanted to see her grow up.
Looking back over my life, it would have been a great opportunity. I think about how different my life would have been if I had chosen to go into the Air Force. I would not have the family that I have today and doing something that I love. I can still possibly get my pilot’s license and it will be expensive, but it can be done.
I appreciate all my choices for they made me who I am today!
What has been your biggest regret? How has it shaped your life today?
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
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