So I found this article of “Those Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old”, (here’s the link Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old) and I thought I would audit the list. I separated the items I haven’t done from the items that I have done.
Items that DO NOT apply to me : (because I’ve already done it or I’m currently taking care of the issue)
- You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.
- No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.
- Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself.
- “Nah, dude, I’ll catch Nirvana next time they come through town.”
- Few things are as sad as an old person saying, “Well, it just wasn’t done back then.”
- Look, you gotta pay the bills. But if you don’t make a plan to improve your situation, you might wake up one day having spent 40 years in hell.
- It’s not just that your grades play a role in determining where you end up in life. Eventually you’ll realize how neat it was to get to spend all day learning, and wish you’d paid more attention.
- Too many of us spend our youth unhappy with the way we look, but the reality is, that’s when we’re our most beautiful.
- When you’re old, you won’t care if your love wasn’t returned — only that you made it known how you felt.
- You don’t want to hear it when you’re young, but the infuriating truth is that most of what your parents say about life is true.
- You’ll be embarrassed about it, frankly.
- In 20 years you won’t give a darn about any of those people you once worried so much about.
- Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.
- Old people look back at the long periods spent picking themselves off the ground as nothing but wasted time.
- What’s the point of re-living the anger over and over?
- Old people don’t take sh*t from anyone. Neither should you.
- Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.
- No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.
- Young people are constantly on the go, but stopping to take it all in now and again is a good thing.
- Failing to finish what you start.“I had big dreams of becoming a nurse. I even signed up for the classes, but then…”
- You will go to hundreds, if not thousands, of parties in your life. Wouldn’t it be cool to be the life of them all?
- Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.Don’t let them tell you, “We don’t do that.”
- People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.
- Knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you’re old.
- Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you’re young, but later on it becomes clear that it’s how so many jobs are won.
- As Tom Petty sang, “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”
- Who needs it?
- This isn’t a regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.
- It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.
Here is the list of Items that I HAVEN’T DONE and that I AM regretting> and I plan to change :
- Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself. – Vietnam
- Looking back you’ll think, What was I so afraid of?
- Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you’ll dream of what you could have done. – Working out now
- OK, so you probably won’t regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one’s life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.
- Neglecting your teeth.Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will all seem so maddeningly easy when you have dentures.
- Knowing one drool-worthy meal will make all those dinner parties and celebrations that much more special.
- When you’re old, you’ll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.
- Not spending enough time with loved ones.Our time with our loved ones is finite. Make it count.
So I left some answers as to what I plan to accomplish soon. They’re basic answers, nothing written in stone or planned out clearly. These items are nothing new to my TO DO list and I plan to do them. The underlined items will be done sooner than later. The rest of the items will be done eventually 😉 Ok, ttyl!