Regret would be productive if time travel existed, if we could go back to a given moment or time and redo what had already been done. But alas, we can’t.
Graduation is in 22 days and there are so many things I wish I’d done or thought of sooner in college. But wallowing about the time I wasted is not productive, it just makes me sad. I can’t think about my major going to waste, I can’t think about the organizations I wish I’d joined, I can’t think about not having figured out my passions sooner, I can’t think about the relationships I could’ve built but didn’t, or the relationships I’m just building so close to the end.
Regret is a useless emotion, in my opinion.
So instead, I’m trying really hard to keep the glass half full. I have figured out what makes my adrenaline rush and creative juices flow, I have built real relationships with people I care about and I finally feel sure about myself. Of course, it would have been swell if I could have figured all this out sooner. I would have loved more time.
But graduation shouldn’t be a deadline!
I have figured out what I want to do and whom I want in my life, and I need to keep these rolling beyond May 16.
I will not regret what could’ve been, but will make a point of making every second worth it. Nothing has gone to waste, and everything has happened when it has happened for a reason.