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- What advice do you wish you received earlier in life? See all answers
- December 13, 2011 by ryoko861
- Advice I Wish I Received Earlier
I was very naive. A late bloomer you could say. Spontaneous. Compulsive. Stupid.
I did very little thinking and did lots of partying. I just sort of went where life took me. No focus. No goals.
I only went to 4 months of college.
I married young (just turned 22)
I had kids four years later after marriage.
Looking back I SO wish I had someone (like "Mike", my friend's brother who I mentioned in another post) to say, whoa, slow down. I wish someone would have said "hey, you're doing good in communications, why not stay in it? Believe me you're going to be glad you did." It would have helped if I had someone to help me focus.
Same with marriage. Anyone who knew me would have told me "Listen, you're a free spirit. Think about this. Do you really want to get tied down? Take my advice, RUN!" There were tell tale signs that maybe marriage wasn't the way to go for me. I sometimes wonder if I got married for the sake of getting out of my house and this was someone who could take care of me.
We all have regrets and sometimes over look advice that people give us anyway. It's what's going on at that moment that we make a decision. Most of us act on impulse. I should have listened to my instincts. That's a lesson I've learned through out life.