OH MY!!! 5th day for the 10-Day Blog Challenge!
Six things I wish I’d never done.
1. Got married at 23.
There was no pressure to get married. I wasn’t even pregnant. HOWEVER, I wouldn’t change it. Because if I did, I wouldn’t have my Belapot. And I cannot imagine my life without her.
2. Took BSBCA as my bachelors degree.
When I took the SUAPE, I had to choose 3 degrees that I wanted to earn. I chose Social Work, Psychology, and Accountancy. Though my exam scores allowed me to take any degree I wanted, I ended up earning a degree in BSBCA (Business Computer Applications) because my dad (he’s no longer in our life) said that IT was the new ‘it’. HOWEVER, if I didn’t pursue it (10++ years ago), I wouldn’t have met my awesome college friends. I wouldn’t have ended in the Tech Support Industry. In the end, I would not have Bela.
3. Moved to Dumaguete in 2009.
Career-wise, I would be rocking it still. HOWEVER, I would not have met Bela’s awesome 2nd dad and it would just be Bela and me. Boohoo
4. Resigned from eTelecare in 2008.
HOWEVER, if I didn’t leave eTelecare, I’d still be in my comfort zone and (perhaps) not learn new skills–like start-ups.
5. Ate too much.
BUT BUT BUT! Now I appreciate what I had before. And now I’m working hard to be healthy and fit again.
6. Left Kitkat in Tacloban.
I should have brought her with me when I got Bela from Tacloban. I should have taken care of her during her last few months. I should have been holding her when she went to the rainbow bridge. For this, there is no HOWEVER.
Though it says “Six Things I wish I’d never done”, there is truly just one. Everything else had to be part of my past in order for me to reach where I am right now. Life is not perfect–and I don’t wish it to be. It is in life’s imperfections that we learn to appreciate what we have, what we don’t have, what we used to have, and what we will have.
Yes, I could have made better choices. But those choices might not have been right (for me) in the long run.