Second Chances. . .

If there were anything in your life you could go back in time and do over, what would it be? Maybe you wish you’d never started smoking. Or that you had dated more before you settled down. Or that you had never let the love of your life slip thru your fingers. Or that you hadn’t opted for those highlights last time you were at the salon. Simple or serious, anything goes! I’ll go first. . .if I could do anything differently, I think I would have thought a whole lot more seriously about going to law school before I ran myself up to my ears in debt!

So now it’s your turn: If you could do anything (or a number of things) differently, what would it be???

This was harder than I thought. I regard the past as the building blocks that make the present. As such, I don’t have many regrets, since even the bad choices were necessary to make who I am today.

Finally I decided the only thing I would change is that I would have started studying to be a writer sooner than I did.

Carpe hoc!

In general I wouldn’t change anything in my life – including the mistakes, all of which I learned something from. That said, I DO wish I had known my daughter was going to be premature. If I’d known early enough I might have been able to keep her onboard for long enough to get some [drug I can’t remember the name of that helps lung tissue mature quickly] into her. Supposedly the trauma caused by her immature lungs caused the brain damage which caused her cerebral palsy. Would’ve been worth a shot anyway…


Full of 'satiable curtiosity

One word TATOO

It’s easer to get forgiveness than to get permission.

You mean Tattoo?

Good question, but this isn’t the place for it. Its more of an MPSIMS if you ask me. Feel free to over rule me Moderators.

What would i have changed? I’m pretty satisfied, but I’d have let it all hang out more in High School and College. Done the stupid shit more often and really cherished silly stuff like football and cheerleaders!

Ah, dear readers… I think this subject would be better served in MPSIMS.

GQ Mod

There’s one thing I would do different, and that is that on my first cross-country trip, which I took in January 1996, I would have rented a car rather than taken my own.

My car broke down three times, the second of which left us stranded in Arizona for a week. I actually like Arizona, but my wife and I had jobs to get back to, and the vacation wasn’t even a paid vacation for either of us.

Chaim Mattis Keller

“Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks.”
– Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective

I would have said to hell with semiconductor engineering and optical computing classes, and would have spend the time experimenting with pot.

BTW forgive my forgive the newbie question, but WTF is IIRC?

IIRC = If I Recall Correctly

Sue from El Paso

It’s interesting, I think I would take school a lot more seriously and slowed up on the boys, booze, and dope.

Well maybe not. They were great experiences, but it sure was hell getting my education later in life when I had a family to contend with.

Me thinks that this is a MPSIMS thread as well.


Coarse and violent nudity. Occasional language.

I pretty much figure; if I hadn’t made all those “dumb” mistakes/decisions-I wouldn’t be the wonderfully wise and compassionate spirit that I am today. Therefore, of the bazillion bad choices I’ve made, it is difficult to single out just one. Mine seem to all interconnect and develop into themeparks. However;

#1–hands down…When I was WAY too young to marry ANYONE (18) I, said NO to the first guy that proposed to me. (I know, sounds like a GOOD decision–stay with me here)Some 3 months later, I said YES to a guy who, from the time I was 15-21, turned my life into something resembling The House Of Horrors as experienced on The World’s Largest Roller Coaster. Ready for the punchline folks? (and a happy one it is) Today, 32 years later, I am about to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary with Guy #1. (we have been reunited now for 9 years.)

BTW-I have to pretty much agree with Diane, since that was my first thought when I read same quotes. But, gee, then I wouldn’t have had THOSE experiences. So, today, I wouldn’t be me,(and I DID go back to college) You see, now, what I mean. I’m soooo confused!

You know? I think mine would be missing the day when they taught you how to make a decision.

This may well explain to many, my affection for the George Carlin quote.

“Man, the 60’s must have been real good for you!”
George Carlin…“Outrageous Fortune”

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”
Dorothy…“The Wizard of Oz”

My two DUI’s :frowning:

There’s a blouse I still wish I’d bought about 15 years ago. It was polyester and the print was washing machines, laundry detergents, etc.–it was the single most godawful blouse I’d ever seen, and I still laugh just thinking about it.

Well, when I finally stumbled on the classes that I really enjoyed, it was too late to go pre-med, so I am going cardiac rehab. But if I could start over, I would go pre-med. And I would have played basketball my senior year in high school (jackass coach and all),and I would have had at least a partial basketball scholarship somewhere.

You know, you can still take the MCAT, just to see what you get. My roommate is going to Ohio State’s med school next year. Her major was chemical engineering.