5 Things I Regret Not Doing When I Was Younger. Hey guys, I hope you are well. I will share with you 5 things I regretted not doing when I was younger in today’s post. From recent posts such as Letter To My Younger Self and The Engagement That Changed My Life, it is understood that life for young Sonia’s life was filled with challenges. Despite all the challenges, there were some things that I wished I had done with my time when I was younger. I had dreams, and it hurts me so much that Life took an unexpected turn.
5 Things I Regret Not Doing When I Was Younger
Standing Up for Myself
I wish I had stood up for myself more than I did. I am a very respectful person, and I think many people took advantage of that, and I was blind to see it. Maybe if I had stood up to what I think was right, things would be different.
Pursuing My Dreams
I dreamt a lot when I was younger, and I wanted to take over the world pretty much. I wanted to be a dancer, model, fashion designer, an author and the list goes on.
Despite my circumstances, I was very confident that I would be at least an author or a fashion designer one day. Maybe if I had pursued one by taking part in related activities and clubs, I would learn more about the craft of being an author or a fashion designer.
I am naturally a quiet, shy girl. However, it is only when I am comfortable and feel safe to a point where I know that you will love me either me I present myself to you. That’s when I let loose of being shy and quiet.
I feel if I had socialised a bit more, with different people from different culture etc. I probably would be more comfortable around people now.
Maybe being adventurous is not my personality. However, I remember when I went on a school trip to a tiny village, Lochgoilhead. I was excited but did not know what to expect. While we were there, we did all sort of activities that I never that I would do.
We went hill climbing, canoeing down the river, mud fights etc., it was so much fun. Due to a lack of confidence, I didn’t take part in a lot of activities. I wish I had been adventurous by trying skiing, fishing, camping etc. Maybe life wouldn’t be as boring as it is now.
I have a feeling that if I had been given a chance to go on serval dates, then maybe I would develop some knowledge on how the dating game is. I would know what I like in a man and what I don’t like. And how a woman should be treated and what is acceptable and what is not.
Many people would learn this from home, but I did not because my dad was always working in Africa and only comes home 1 to 2 times per year. I am not blaming anybody – just saying that if I saw how a marriage should be like, I probably would have made better choices when dating.
Advice to Young People
Just Live your Life. Life is all about experiences. Wherever you are now in your life, is based on your past experiences and what you have learned and the changes you made.
I believe it’s important to have an open mind when experiencing a different lifestyle at a young age. You will learn a lot about life and more importantly – yourself.
I hope you enjoyed that.