What should I do?

Posted by Susan Smith on

I had lunch today with a young woman who is the niece of one of my friends.  We discussed this proverbial age-old question, what should I do?  For once, it wasn't I who was asking the question but she who was.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to look back on my life at the end of it. And I don’t want to have any regrets.  I recently read an article that said one of the biggest regrets people have at the end of their life is that they didn’t do what they wanted to do or did what they didn’t want to do.  So I’m looking at my decisions every day and wondering what the long term consequences will be….will I have regret about this or a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment?  Now, the other thing I also realize is that because I have SO MANY interests, it is literally impossible to do all of them.  Like I would like to get my PhD but what am I willing to give up to give myself the time to achieve that?  So for people like me, and maybe like you, too, there will always be “wants” left over….but my key today is to be sure the ones most valuable to me get moved to the top of the list and a way found to engage myself with those most important things.

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