What is Your Biggest Regret?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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What is Your Biggest Regret?

Post by Amagine » 01 Jun 2017, 17:47

In the book, Alex's choices and actions causes people close to him to get hurt. We see many times that he feels regret for some of the choices that he made.

Looking back on your own past and choices that you made, what is your biggest regret?
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Post by EMoffat » 01 Jun 2017, 19:58

I would say my biggest regret is not studying zoology at university. I always wanted to work with animals, and I wish I had followed that dream. That being said, I wouldn't be where I am today if I had followed that path - so maybe there is no regrets, only different paths

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Post by jemgirl202 » 02 Jun 2017, 00:02

I wish I would have focused more in high school and in college. I got good grades but I also did the bare minimum. I would have liked to get a scholarship somewhere. But in the end, it all worked out. I love the college I went to and graduated with my Bachelor's in History. I even was able to study at the University of London one summer. I plan on going back to get my Master's next year.

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Post by Janien van Rooyen » 02 Jun 2017, 01:00

My biggest regret looking back is not allowing myself more time to enjoy my kids. I have twins, everything was always rush rush when they were babies. I know now that I should've made more time for cuddles and kisses, the house, washing and bottles weren't really that important. It's the time I lost and can't get back.
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Jun 2017, 07:39

That's a tough one. I think my biggest regret is not enjoying college more. So few responsibilities and yet I don't think we really take advantage of that time. I also wish I had really done more in the way of learning what I studied instead of just memorizing it for a test.
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Post by jemgirl202 » 02 Jun 2017, 10:15

Janien van Rooyen wrote:My biggest regret looking back is not allowing myself more time to enjoy my kids. I have twins, everything was always rush rush when they were babies. I know now that I should've made more time for cuddles and kisses, the house, washing and bottles weren't really that important. It's the time I lost and can't get back.
It goes so fast! Twins! Oh my goodness! I have a 5 year old and an almost 2 year old. I can't imagine having twins. I feel stressed out as it is. But I know how you feel. My 5 year old starts kindergarten in August and he will be gone M-F, all day. This will probably be more of an adjustment for me than for him! But I often wonder the same thing. What if I played more trucks and Candyland rather than do the dishes? It is so hard for me watching them get older, you want to get stuff done but also don't want to miss out on the precious time we have with them.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 03 Jun 2017, 11:55

My biggest regret is not enjoying my teenage life the typical way. I did my best to be a good girl because I wanted my mom to love me more.
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Post by csimmons032 » 03 Jun 2017, 12:42

Maybe not trying to be more sociable as a teenager. I was home schooled, which I loved and was necessary because I was sick and in the hospital quite a bit as a teenager, but I did not have any friends and did not care too much about making any. I think that has made it a little difficult for me to connect with people today even though i try to be more sociable now.
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Post by Amagine » 04 Jun 2017, 20:57

My biggest regret is not majoring in education the first time I went to college. I wish I would've known better back then. I would've been saved a lot of time and money.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 04 Jun 2017, 22:26

Another regret that bothers me at times is not accepting a good job offer because I thought that I was not yet ready to handle such challenge. Looking back at the offer and considering my status at present makes me feel sad and wonder.
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Post by Lest92 » 05 Jun 2017, 13:21

Not enjoying my youth as I should - it seems all I do is worry and work my life away.

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Post by e-tasana-williams » 05 Jun 2017, 17:22

I regret not traveling with my children more before now. Dreams of traveling with them and learning languages together have been delayed far longer than I ever thought they would be. The good news is that I still have a few years with them to realize some of those dreams, and expose them to new worlds.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 06 Jun 2017, 02:30

jemgirl202 wrote:I wish I would have focused more in high school and in college. I got good grades but I also did the bare minimum. I would have liked to get a scholarship somewhere. But in the end, it all worked out. I love the college I went to and graduated with my Bachelor's in History. I even was able to study at the University of London one summer. I plan on going back to get my Master's next year.
Wow! How nice. I also have a soft spot in history, though I did not finish Bachelor's in History. The big names in the past like Thomas Jefferson, my favorite Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, among others.
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Post by hsimone » 07 Jun 2017, 15:32

I honestly can't think of a big regret from the past. I feel every experience and mistake has led me to the life that I live now, and I love my life and the people I surround myself with. :)
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Post by kandscreeley » 07 Jun 2017, 15:36

hsimone wrote:I honestly can't think of a big regret from the past. I feel every experience and mistake has led me to the life that I live now, and I love my life and the people I surround myself with. :)
That is a REALLY great way to live your life! If only we could all live our lives that way, the world would be a happier place!
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