If I Knew Then What I Know Now

My years spent in college at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, Texas, were awesome.  Loved them.  LOVED THEM. I met great friends, had great times, came into my own as an adult and met one Chris Beall. But, if I could go back and do college over again, I think I would have chosen a different path.  Instead of getting my degree in Elementary Education, I think I would have gone to nursing school. At least I think I would.  But, you never know.  I know my four years of teaching in a classroom helped make me into the woman I am today.  I know that years spent as a nurse would have transformed me, too. I dunno. What about you? If you could go back and do anything different, would you?

10 thoughts on “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

  1. Honestly, I would have kept the same major, the same beau, but we would have hightailed it to Texas the second I graduated and I would have become a flight attendant. We would have traveled and I would have retired early (you can do that with the only benefit being we could travel for free) and then we would have started our family.

    Selfish, I know, but…..all things considered, it worked out fine by me 🙂

  2. I would have kept the same business degree, maybe added a minor with some teaching classes. The schooling is not what I would have changed….its the decisions I made morally while I was in college that I wish I could undo. I still suffer from those.

  3. If I could change one thing about my past it would be to have introduced my kids to Jesus as babies. I wish I had given them the faith base that we gain as a child at sunday school.

  4. I don’t know that I would change anything because in the good and especially in the bad God has taught me soo much. I now want to be a Life Coach but know that if I had chosen that path earlier I wouldn’t understand/know to be led by the Spirit, it would have been more “me-led.” = not a good Life Coach 🙂

  5. I think the only thing I would change is I would have walked away from a bad situation with my birth family a lot sooner that I did. Thought I could bring them to Christ, but I only made it worse, and hurt myself and allowed my kids to get hurt before I really realized it.

  6. I would have made better financial decisions in my early 20’s. Didn’t realize the effects debt would have on my future.

  7. Hard to say what I’d change regarding my choice of career. I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser when I was 13 and never wavered. However, I have always regretted that my fear of math, especially Algebra (BAD high school experience) kept me from ever attending college and I know I missed out on so much. All from fear. Now I want to go back and get an art degree, possibly in art therapy. But I am not discontent in the path I chose, as I always enjoyed my long career as a hairdresser until I had my first son 10 years ago. At that time, I became a SAHM. I have only recently started back cutting hair again since my husband and I separated but, my real path to my future is in art, which I am also pursuing. God is opening doors and windows all over the place affirming me that this is indeed, the right path and not just wishful thinking. Whether a degree will be part of it, I don’t know. I’m just walking forward into an exciting future doing what I LOVE! That is not work, it’s a great life!

  8. Well, I was just down I-35 in Austin at UT…and I would have focused on school more than socializing!

  9. I’ve learned not to play the “What if,” game. I can always look back and say, “What if?” and it will always make me miserable.

    So instead, I’ve chosen to live in reality. I cannot rewrite my reality, (as much as I’d like to) so I’m thinking it’s best just to live right where I am and just follow the Lord one day at a time.

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