“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” – Arthur Miller A […]
"The mistakes I've made are dead to me. But I can't take back the things I never did." - Jonathan Safran Foer
Every year around this time, I often like to reflect on the previous year and the events that transpired. To be quite honest, I feel fortunate enough to say that I have no regrets about anything that happened so far this year. I feel extremely blessed with regards to the life I've lived.
Recently, I've been contemplating fairly hard about whether or not I should try to apply for the Study Abroad program in Osaka, Japan, and after reading the quote above - I'm fairly certain that I should shoot for it. I was talking to a fellow Marine during Finals week about my/our experiences in Okinawa and one thing that I regretted the most was not taking the opportunity of going on a trip to Iwo Jima. I was guaranteed a seat and everything, but I was so focused on work that I didn't even send in a special liberty request.
I don't want this potential study abroad experience to be that next regret. Even if I don't qualify for the scholarship, knowing that I've been approved to go is still accomplishment enough, in my eyes.
Anyway, as another year draws to yet-another end, I love reflecting on the things that occurred and what I might be able to do in the future to make things even more prominent and/or promising. Cheers to 2012 and prosperity to all in 2013!