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I completed my degree in naturopathy and 10 years later I’m still not practising.

Posted anonymously, 18th November 2014

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  • Not getting into the housing market earlier.

  • They say regrets are a waste of time, but I don’t know how to avoid them. I have a few. That I didn’t finish my degree. That I didn’t get my drivers license, mostly because it impacted my kids. And so many regrets with being a mum!

  • I have plenty of things that I would have done differently with the hind sight I have now but I can’t change it now so have to try to accept things and move on.

  • Thats life..soak up the journey. so it wasnt your practicing goal. but its ok!

  • Did you try out naturopathy, or something else?

  • I have some regrets, but overall I’m happy with where I’m at now, and anyway, we can’t turn back time so it’s best to move on.

  • Is it because the industry is difficult to get into or were you planning to start your own business and never got around to it ?

  • I regret not travelling when I finished school. Now I’m 35 and have kids and no money to do it!

  • I try not to have regrets… life is to short.

  • Working 50-60 hrs s week when my children were little. I woke up one morning and my baby was in primary school. Not travelling and choosing a vocation earlier. Life is always full of regrets but you can use these as bucket list goals.

  • I think that if you dwell on regrets, it will be you down. Every time I think of something I missed out on, I just remember how much my daughter means to me

  • Yes I have lots of regrets, but not having my children young, I married at 20, had twins at 21 and another child at 22, divorced at 23, and worked fulltime the whole way through, but I survived, I have 3 lovely kids, a lovely home and have a wonderful husband, BUT, I was diagnosed with a neurological illness about 8 years ago which has halted my life, career over, mobility impaired, memory impaired, medicated heaps and long term outcome is not good, I am not old and I regret not doing more things and travelling more when I was younger, but I was going to do it when I was older, I will never get this chance, I tell people now, do what you want when you want, life is way to short and you never know what is around the corner, I would never have thought I would go to work one day and be in a wheelchair the next, live each day as it is your last and do not worry what anyone else thinks, Oh and smile .

  • YES!!! I totally regret my decision I made as a 17 year old in Year 12 to do disability studies at Uni. I have the degree that took 3 years but have never used it. I regret so many things from around that time of my life and even into my low 20’s but then sometimes I think if I hadn’t done everything as I did would I have my kids today?? When I answer that as probably not as I would’ve worked after uni in the other field (nursing) so why I regret picking the wrong course I do believe it all happened for a reason and that was to get me where I am today :)

  • I regret not doing my VCE. I left school at the end of yr 10 and have been luck enough to have a job I love for 14yrs. Now I’m a SAHM and looking for a new career direction. So many of the courses I’m looking at require VCE components to enrol. :(

  • I regret not having met my husband earlier!!! :-) Before meeting him I never thought about becoming a mum. And when I finally wanted to, we had to go through 4 years of infertility treatment. I am now 48 and my daughter is 12. Sometimes I feel like an old mother compared to other women! :-)

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