So I know Jackie usually does these, but I had this thought while driving back from out of town today.
If you could choose a point in your life where an alternate decsion could have been made to see where it took you, what point would you choose?
I hope that makes sense, I've tried writing the question a few times and no matter how I write it it makes sense to me, but seems it would be confusing for others
For me, when I first met hubby he was looking at joining the army. He was having ahrd time with the recruiter telling him he didn't know enough about the roles he was looking at and scheduling appointments 4 hours away at the nearest army base then cancelling the day before, usually late afternoon. Today when I was driving I was wondering how our lives would look now if he had of joined, I was looking at transferring uni campuses or to a different uni altogether and he was hoping to get the nearest base to me after training. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if that alternate path had occurred.
Glad you have a question! You can always tell when my mind had drawn a blank b/c you don't see one for a few days.
I wonder how life would be right now if DH hadn't gone after being a pilot. When we married, the plan was for him to do his 4 years of active duty and then he'd get out and find an engineering job. DH would have been out for a year now. And what if we had gotten pregnant back when we first started trying? Could have been a much different life than right now that's for sure!
I always wanted to join the Air Force. Even before I started college my plan was to do my 2 years and then join. Well I met dh, got pregnant, and got married. Later around the age of 24 I was talking to dh about it and he said I needed to decide and then just do it. I was scared because we already had dd1 and he never really seemed to positive about it because he always wanted to get out.. I still talk about joining the Guards before I get to old but who knows.. I have 3 kids now.. I just always wanted that life for myself. Runs in the family!
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I think about this time to time...decisions about horses I have made, moving across the country...and then eventually back. Each one of my decisions make me appreciate what I have more. I realized that if those didn't happen, I would be where I am ...and I wouldn't be HAPPY or thankful for where I am. (if this makes sense)
I do wish I would of gone to vet school, but I opted for vet tech...and followed my hubby...(as a youngster)
BUT, if I would of done that I wouldn't be where I am at...so I am GLAD I didn't:0)
I try NEVER EVER to play COULDDA SHOULDDA WOULDDA! I try to make good decisions I won't regret...and know that things happen for a reason...I personally pray a lot...and I know that God will guide me:0)
OK, RAMBLING!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOORRRYY!!!!:0)
What a good question... I think my what if would be, Where would I be if I hadn't have gotten w my ex (DD1's dad) and got pregnant accidentally, lost the baby, went a bit crazy and then purposely getting pregnant w DD1 knowing full well we weren't going to even stay together for the 9-10m it would take for her to be born... I guess I wouldn't have Brooke if none of that occured tho; so as much as I would love to rid myself of drama and bullsh*t that occured during that time in my life, I wouldn't trade her for anything!!!
Mine would be if I hadn't told DH to be a police officer. We were still at University and we were 23, he'd got his heart set on going in the Navy but went on a weekend away with them and decided (much to his parents disappointment) that he didn't like it after all (he's got really pushy parents so they were pissed )
I knew he wanted to do something with a uniform but the Army wasn't for him and he'd already tried the Air force which is what his heart was really set on but because he's got hay fever he couldn't get in. So I just said "why don't you be a police man?" and he passed the interview with flying colours with them saying "when can you start?" and he still had a year of uni left so he had to defer his entry. I have NO idea what he would have done if I hadn't suggested it as it had never even crossed his mind!!
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ooo, good question. I try not to ever play the what if game, I'm crazy enough anyway and I overanalyze things too much as it is so it's not a game I need or can handle getting wrapped up in (it's a personality thing for me and something I have to consciously make myself never do). I like seeing all the answers though!