Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Truthful Tuesday

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This is a reallllllly good one, hosted by the cutey over at Confessions of a Working Mom. (We are sisters in stress! :))

If you could "do-over" any one scene in your life... what would it be, and why?

If you asked me this a year or so ago, I'd have easily and readily replied something about my high school time and some choices I made at that time. (That's all you get, so deal with it.) But now, I have comed to terms with that time of my life so much better now, so I wouldn't say that. (No, it wasn't a baby or an underage or anything like that! Geez! haha Give me some credit. Remember, I'm blogging positively for now.)

If I could redo something, I know what it would be. There is only one thing in my life I regret, and it's not even really a "regret" I just wish I could have done 2 things at once! :)

I left Allegheny when I was a rising junior. By doing this, I missed out on serving as Vice President of our Dance Company and holding several positions in my sorority, plus living in the Arts House and working for one of my favorite professors in the theatre department. I missed out on directing a musical for the student theatre organization, going on 3 week abroad trips but mostly, I missed out on being a kid for a little longer.

Like I said, it's not a REGRET by any stretch of the imagination. I l-o-v-e my studio and my life now. I understand and appreciate God's timing. I realize that if I hadn't jumped when the water was ready, I would have missed entirely. I am so grateful and thankful for that opportunity, but somedays, when I am looking at the new Kappas pictures of Facebook or stumble across an old Orchesis video, I miss Allegheny. I wonder what life would have been like and where I'd have ended up if I had finished. The worst part though is the insecurity I feel sometimes about not having a degree. Why? No real reason. There's no degree needed to be a good dance teacher. My accredidation comes from the accomplishments of my students, of course. But when I think that my mom has a Masters and my sister will in a year an a half...I feel inadequate. I love to learn and full intend to go back to school, as soon as I am done having babies (one more EVENTUALLY, not now) and they are in preschool.

So if I could re-do something, I'd move Allegheny to Kane so I could be a student and a dance teacher and a mom and a wife all at the same time!! How's THAT for an answer?? :)

Link up! This is a good one!

Sidebar: Say a prayer for me. We leave for vacation tomorrow and I have a sore throat. Rory has a cough and a runny nose and Millie (the dog) smells weird. Never fails, does it?

2 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I hope your sore throat doesn't ruin your vacation!

Do NOT NOT NOT feel bad about not having a degree. I have my masters, and I never use it; it's a useless degree that cost me a lot of money! I would LOVE to do what you're doing right now, running your own dream of mine. A childhood dream I wish I hadn't given up on so easily!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Shell said...

I think it's natural to be curious about the path not taken.

Praying you don't get sick for your vacation!