Don’t live a life that will lead to regrets

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

It is very easy to brush things off with the excuse that you “don’t have time” or “don’t feel like” doing them; however, this mentality can come back to haunt you in the long run.

I have heard many people say their biggest fear is that they’ll look back and say “I wish I had done…”

Finish that sentence any way you like.

The truth is, most people do not want to look back on their lives with regrets.
This is something I have only recently come to terms with, and looking back, I do have regrets.

There are many things I wish I had done, or taken the opportunity to do when it was offered to me.

This has become especially apparent in my college life.

As my college life draws to a close, I have been hit with the stark reality that there are several things I wish I had done, but mostly there are things I wish I had done sooner.

I wish I had gone to see more events at the Dounda Fine Arts Center.

In just one semester I have had the privilege of seeing several incredibly talented people perform in many different ways, and I am sick at heart to think of all the talented people I missed out on seeing.

I also wish I had joined an RSO sooner.

I joined ALT-TV, an RSO dedicated to writing and producing original video content, at the beginning of the semester, and even in the short time I have been involved with it, I have felt as if I belonged.

Thinking of the things I could have accomplished had I gotten involved sooner burns me up inside.

One of the biggest regrets I have is not starting to work at student media sooner.

Not only have I learned a wealth of things about myself throughout the course of my time working at The Daily Eastern News, it provides unequivocal benefits when it comes to job hunting.

Had I begun working for student media sooner, I would have all the more chances to further my future career.

These are the kinds of regrets that can easily be prevented.

I knew about all of these things for the majority of my college career.

The only thing stopping me from doing these things was myself.

If I have learned anything from this, it is not to hold yourself back from things you want to try.

Mercury Bowen is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].