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Monday, November 28, 2011

No Regrets

I've always thought that it's best to have no regrets in life.  For awhile, I regretted blowing off high school and having to go to a community college.  I realize now, however, that it was the best choice for me because I had no idea where I actually wanted to be, or what I wanted to do.  When I was seventeen, my dream in life was to either go to Temple University in Tokyo or eventually transfer to the University of Southern California.  I wanted to double major in Psychology and History.  I wanted to be a CIA psychologist and solve the problems of the agents.

I switched my major to History and after visiting Tokyo, realized that although I loved it dearly (and rank it among my top 10 favorite places in the world), that it wasn't the right city for me to live in.  I began to look at schools in Europe, where I was born and lived for the first few years of my life.  I remembered how much I loved it when I visited in 2007, and eventually found my dream school, which I'll be applying to in January (fingers crossed that I get accepted!).  After finishing high school with a sad 2.5 GPA, I now have a 4.0 in college: one that I've worked really, really hard for.

I love school and now hope to attend graduate school and earn my doctorate in History.  Someday I want to work in conjunction with the BBC/History Channel to create documentaries to educate people about the past.

I would never have realized all this if I hadn't screwed my life at no regrets:)

Until next time,



  1. Hey Ashley! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I love this post! And I have to give props to a fellow history lover. I just got my master's in history in May. :)

  2. Thank you! It's always nice to meet someone with similar interests:)

  3. I used to hate it when people say "things happen for a reason." But over the years, this past one especially, I find it to be so true.

    I feel that if you truly love something, like you do with history, and you work hard for it, then nothing will stop you from obtaining it.

    Even if you made a mistake, as long as you recognize prior problems and correct them, you'll land in the one place you truly belong.

    Good luck with your application and great post!

  4. Thank you! Looking back, I'm actually a little glad I 'messed up'- if I hadn't, I might not have discovered my true passion until it was too late:)

  5. That's exactly how I see life too. Likewise, I did not try as hard in high school as I should have nor did i have any ideas what I wanted to major in. So I went to community college and did really well in school. I met some great people, had great experiences, and realize many career options I want to pursue. :)

  6. Community College is a great resource. Wish it didn't have such a bad reputation!


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