As I nestle into the comforts of my couch, I remember wanting to grow up so damn fast, to be out on my own making money and such. Why did I not believe every adult that told me "There are no do-overs"? I obviously wasn't listening. I mean, I know I could never have stopped time, but I sure could've tried harder to achieve the things that seem so distant to me now.
Now, don't get me wrong, I did follow through with a couple things. I paid my own way through Cosmetology School, got my Master's License, and did hair for ten years or so. But, even that didn't last, I got a bit burned out. ;)
So anyway, in High School, I guess you could say I was a little math-challenged and quit trying so much. I was more content with having a social life and planning that weekend's activities. I wanted out...and quick!
Looking back, being thirty-something, I wish I knew better. I wish I already knew then what I know now, but doesn't everyone at some point? I wish I'd listen to other's advise about how to really use a Credit Card for your own personal gain in the future, get good grades so you can go to college and work towards a good job and not have money struggles...yes, there are certainly no do-overs in life.
But I am happy for the things I achieved and have. I'm grateful for my husband, friends, family, my health, the fact that I have survived some pretty horrible things in my life. I'm most grateful for a forgiving God.