Regrets

@maroonandwhite has reached a cross roads in his life…

Many of us have been there, some took action some stayed static.

Please log moments where you stood still when you should have have grabbed the reins and went for it.

I’ll get going.

In 1999 I stayed at home to help the ould fella with silage whilst the lads all went to the Love Parade in Berlin.

Still fucking regret it.

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Not going on a J1 while in college

Too few to mention

Not buying a nutri-bullet on launch date.

refusing a tennis scholarship to the states

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no.

Took a year out when I was in college. Had a visa sorted and a job lined up in NZ from October to March/April time. Was too pussy whipped to go. I was single before Christmas.

Had an option of a career break for a year, that could have been extended longer if I wanted. The job waseasy, but repetitive.All I had at the time was a sparkling BA. Though about travelling to see the world before I was too old or Gary Glitter like, thought about doing a TEFL and heading to South America. Canada was an option too, decided in the end to stick around and put down roots

Passing on the offer to make my move to New York permanent and get a green card.

Think about it every fucking day. A few of my friends took the option and got their green cards recently. Their lives > my life.

1, not going on a trial to Forest at 14, even tho ultimately it wasnt my decision.

  1. not changing jobs fast enough in my 20’s to maximize earning potential

3, not being ruthless enough in my current role

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[I]Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense[/I]

[B]Emerson[/B]

[QUOTE=“The Selfish Giant, post: 1037785, member: 80”]Had an option of a career break for a year, that could have been extended longer if I wanted. The job waseasy, but repetitive.All I had at the time was a sparkling BA. Though about travelling to see the world before I was too old or Gary Glitter like, thought about doing a TEFL and heading to South America. Canada was an option too, decided in the end to stick around and put down roots[/QUOTE]

And you clearly regretted it!

Playing rugby for much of my youth. Fucking stupid shit.

The last redesign of TFK.

The time I (deliberately) stood on @Colin Montgomerie’s new phone and scratched it.

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[QUOTE=“Rocko, post: 1037833, member: 1”]Playing rugby for much of my youth. Fucking stupid shit.

The last redesign of TFK.

The time I (deliberately) stood on @Colin Montgomerie’s new phone and scratched it.[/QUOTE]

Was it you that nearly killed yourself in a drunken race at Euro 2012?

[QUOTE=“croppy_boy, post: 1037836, member: 306”]Was it you that nearly killed yourself in a drunken race at Euro 2012?[/QUOTE]
Yes, but that wasn’t a regret. That was one of the highlights of my adult life.

Regrets are for the weak, look forward , always look forward

[QUOTE=“briantinnion, post: 1037792, member: 6”]Passing on the offer to make my move to New York permanent and get a green card.

Think about it every fucking day. A few of my friends took the option and got their green cards recently. Their lives > my life.[/QUOTE]

Really?

I don’t think I have ever heard you go on about that before.

Not traveling more and living in foreign countries for a while. Might be time for me yet though.

Not selling my fucking house in 2007

Played on too many teams when I was too young, played with injuries was permanently injured from 17-21 and never properly recovered, feeling the effects of it all now in my early 30s

Acted the bollox with a fair few women in my time but I’m with a smashing girl now

Taking up smoking

Drinking to excess too often in my late teens/early 20s

Not being focused enough when I was younger

But generally I’m quite content with my lot I could be a lot worse off that’s for sure!!

Drinking my way through uni. Not taking up the last three jobs I was offered in Ireland though it wasnt really my decision. Not emigrating to oz in the late nineties . I have a lovely wife and kids, a nice home and good friends though, so I can’t complain.
Other regrets would be the way I have treated people, especially in my obscenely drunken college years, and the way things turned out with playing hurling.