One of my dearest friends recently wrote a myspace blog with the same title. I've had this thought many a time. Seeing as I haven't kept up with writing and don't particularly feel like trying to work out the mess that has been tumbling around in my head, I thought I'd write about something a little less complex.
If I had done it your way...
I would have graduated in 4 years.
I would have a GPA I could be proud of.
I would be better with finances.
I wouldn't owe over $100,000 in student loans.
I would have a job.
I would live in Central Illinois.
However, since I did it my way...
I found people, true friends, that understand me.
I learned lessons that no book could ever teach me.
I wouldn't be getting married to the wonderful man that I am.
I would have followed a career path I never would have been satisfied with.
I wouldn't have truly grown up.
I wouldn't be me.
Unlike my friend, I cannot say that I do not have regrets. I have made plenty of mistakes and continue do so. All I can do is try to learn from them and fix them.
And since I'm not in the mood for deep sharing, I'll end with lyrics.
This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath
No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again
Current Location: Pella :(
Current Mood: drained
Current Music: On the Radio - Regina Spektor