229. Choice and regret
I don't have luck. Me and my bad luck. We will say this often when nothing good happens in our life. Then, happiness will leave track. You hear someone is knocking on the door? If you don't open, person will leave and maybe return next time. Or never. The same is with opportunities. They are here, and if you don't use this moment, all what is left is regret.
Ivan had good chance to work in Switzerland. He was engineer and he got offer to work on project , for good salary. He was thinking because this opportunity has a price. He should move from Croatia, together with this family, and to live in Luzern. He should left his friends, parents who were old and sick and simply to start for a new life. After many doubts he gave up. How he will leave his city, friends from childhood and how his parents will live without his visits? He had children and they used on school, how would they fit in Luzern? He stayed at his job, for average salary. After ten years, when his factory fall in debts and director announced bankruptcy, he remembered his business chance.
Similar situation made Eva to regret. She was between two men. One was handsome, with temporary job, and other was rich, less handsome but stabile and with good character. She chose first. Her life with Victor was hell. He spent her money and runaway with waitress. Eva spent whole night with postcard from Filip. Meanwhile he got marry and Eva remembered her missed chance. She wanted adventure and life with Filip would be boring, accord their view. Or maybe not? She choose Victor and it was big fail.
Every choice leave consequences. What occupation you will choose? How about your job, life partner? Will you quit present job and ask for new? Will you marry for that man? You are pregnant and you don't want to keep your baby?
Our choice will leave mark in our soul. How could it be and what would happen if you choose different? Sound of regret is very sad. Maybe you did not have guts to risk more. Maybe your sacrifice would be too big and painful.
Regret is bad follower. If you did not choose right, try to be happy with things and persons you have. You did not recognise what is good for you, so now make your choice better and live with this.