Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, February 20, 2017

VICE PRESIDENT

Question Of The Week February 20, 2017

What is the worst decision you have made in your lifetime?

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At the time I didn't realise it, but my worst decision has to be not staying in school.


I can't think of anything serious enough. One could say one's first marriage which ended in divorce after 28 years. but then I wouldn't have my lovely sons.

If I could have done it over I would have turned down my promotion to bank Vice President. Who knew what a shark tank I entered when leaving middle management especially when all the bank merging began.

Oh goodness...I regret not asking my parents and grandparents more questions about their lives while I had the opportunity....I regret not going on to higher education.....I regret a certain career move I made.....but there are more things in my life I don't regret thank goodness.
To follow the dreams of other people instead of my own.

Not paying attention to my life when I was in my 20s and 30s


Taking Economics as my major in college( that was in demand then when it came to a job) instead of Botany which I used to love. I did not work and just got married so Economics was not of much use either.


Getting married at 20. 

Marrying the rebound guy. 

There are many, but they are all water under the dam now

I needed to be a Bad Girl more often. (I'm making up for it now...)


I try not to think about regrets unless I can do something about them.

No doubt, like us all...I've made many....but they've been made...too late for regrets. Probably even some of the right decisions made at the time...were the wrong ones as time and life panned out....who knows?


Marrying the man I did, when I did. But life works out the way it's supposed to, I think

I wish I would have been wiser, in regard to a number of decisions that I made...in my life. But then, what use is that? One that stands out: I 'wish I could have' recognized wolves in sheep's clothing. (Oh well.) I didn't and I couldn't. I have cried a million tears over this 'well split milk.' And I have kicked myself...until there was no more kicking...left.

Sorry, I can't go there on a public forum







23 comments:

  1. At the time I didn't realise it, but my worst decision has to be not staying in school.

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    1. That is a coin toss for a lot of people. I learned it is never too late to continue formal and/or informal education.

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  2. I can't think of anything serious enough. One could say one's first marriage which ended in divorce after 28 years. but then I wouldn't have my lovely sons.

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    1. I do not regret my first marriage for the exact same reason. What would I do without my two precious children?

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  3. If I could have done it over I would have turned down my promotion to bank Vice President. Who knew what a shark tank I entered when leaving middle management especially when all the bank merging began.

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    1. There is so much more to this story...an entire book at least. LOL

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  4. Oh goodness...I regret not asking my parents and grandparents more questions about their lives while I had the opportunity....I regret not going on to higher education.....I regret a certain career move I made.....but there are more things in my life I don't regret thank goodness.

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    1. I ask my grandparents lots and recorded much of it but could not get a word out of my parents. They did not share stories with us. I made a decision not to badger them and now I am sorry for that decision.

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  5. To follow the dreams of other people instead of my own.

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    1. Do you think that was a conscience decision?

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  6. Not paying attention to my life when I was in my 20s and 30s.

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    1. I don't think any of us did.

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  7. Taking Economics as my major in college( that was in demand then when it came to a job) instead of Botany which I used to love. I did not work and just got married so Economics was not of much use either.

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  8. Getting married at 20.

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  9. Marrying the rebound guy.

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  10. There are many, but they are all water under the dam now.

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  11. I needed to be a Bad Girl more often. (I'm making up for it now...)

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  12. I try not to think about regrets unless I can do something about them.

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  13. No doubt, like us all...I've made many....but they've been made...too late for regrets. Probably even some of the right decisions made at the time...were the wrong ones as time and life panned out....who knows?

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  14. Marrying the man I did, when I did. But life works out the way it's supposed to, I think.

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  15. I wish I would have been wiser, in regard to a number of decisions that I made...in my life. But then, what use is that? One that stands out: I 'wish I could have' recognized wolves in sheep's clothing. (Oh well.) I didn't and I couldn't. I have cried a million tears over this 'well split milk.' And I have kicked myself...until there was no more kicking...left.

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  16. Sorry, I can't go there on a public forum.

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  17. I would say, decided to transfer to my current agency employer. If I'd known how petty/vindictive Human Resources truly was, I would've run screaming in the opposite direction. As it is, it has taken me 12+ years to finally get on a level playing field.

    But, the silver lining is if I didn't take the transfer, I don't know if I would be here today 12 years later commenting on your blog.

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