I don’t really have regrets at this point in my life. I’m essentially happy with where – and who – I am.
Sure, I would like to be making more money so I could have my little apartment in Paris, or travel more often or further afield, but all in all I appreciate that every decision I have made up to this point has gotten me here.
That said…today I’m cheating a little and using a prompt. #sorrynotsorry
The prompt is: Looking back, what three things do you wish you had tried?
Okay, #1 is easy:
I wish I had tried harder to make something of my track career.
I still have the school record at San Francisco State in the 100-meter hurdles.
And I am #3 on the 100 meters all-time list.
And #4 on the 200 meters all-time list.
And #6 on the 400 meters all-time list.
And #3 on the 400-meter hurdles all-time list.
I got second at Nationals and qualified provisionally for the Olympic Trials.
It’s a long story that I’m sure I have told before, but I ended up quitting after my college career was over.
I wish I had tried harder.
I wish I had tried downhill skiing.
I never wanted to, but now that I am older I kinda wish I had tried it when I was younger and stronger.
I will never say never, but it is highly unlikely that I will ever try this sport.
I wish I had tried to be a foreign exchange student.
I had a friend who went to Germany as an exchange student in high school. In fact, I became friends with the German girl who she exchanged with.
I was interested but didn’t seriously look into it because I was a track athlete (see #1) and didn’t think I would be able to miss a year of competition.
Now I think it would have been such an incredible experience and I would have been able to compete in my the host country.
How cool would that have been?
What do you wish you had tried?