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Old 04-02-2010, 02:23 PM   #31
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I would have chosen a more defined major (like engineering) or gotten Masters Degree. I wasn't very disciplined in college, as i just tried to get by the first couple years.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:27 PM   #32
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Funny/ironic/odd that you and saden have the same take...

Or maybe it makes complete sense.
Saden can speak for himself.

The reason I wouldn't change is because of my beliefs. I'm tired of being stuck here time and time again.

It would be counter productive to go back and change my lessons without learning from them. This prison planet is tiresome and I want off.

It's not a cop out, it's an objective. I've got better things to do than to hang out at the zoo.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #33
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i was crossing the street got hit by a car never should have let the doctors operate on my knee it was much worse after the surgery that was 15 years ago.i got zero dollars
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:31 PM   #34
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hockey chamionships. im the star player on my team and really the league. had something like 41 goals 42 assists that year in 20 something games. i carried my team.

OT shootout for the chamionship. good size crowd down in reston. im deciding whether to do the youngblood move where i skate by the puck at center ice and kick it with my back skate to get started. i decide not to.

i come down the ice, im left handed in hockey, pull the puck to my right then back to my left, goalie moves to his right opening his legs (i think 5 hole but pass on it), i then pull the puck back to the right, goalie is frozen he cant move back to his left, i got a fairly open net, on my backhand . . .DOH! didnt put the puck in the net, put it wide off the boards. didnt concentrate and watch the open net and watch the puck go in the net.

earlier that game i scored just inside the blue line with a wicked shot that hit the upper right corner perfectly. i could put that puck anywhere anytime. when i skated off the ice i had the churchill coach waiting, wanting me to play for them since i was going to churchill next year.

that or not switching and trusting my left hand shot in lacrosse when we were playing west virginia.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:35 PM   #35
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this is very cool post gives a guy a chance to reflect just how FAST time is flowing by,time is very short before you know it you are old!
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:35 PM   #36
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If I could, I'd have left home after college. I had a couple interview offers for jobs in DC and actually one with ESPN in Bristol and I turned them all down because I didnt want to leave home at the time... so I took a sales job which I was awful at, and now work in customer service with Paychex. ITs a great company to work for, and certainley I have alot of opprotunity, but I certantly dont love what I'm doing.... and now I want to move... funny how that works.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #37
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If I could, I'd have left home after college. I had a couple interview offers for jobs in DC and actually one with ESPN in Bristol and I turned them all down because I didnt want to leave home at the time... so I took a sales job which I was awful at, and now work in customer service with Paychex. ITs a great company to work for, and certainley I have alot of opprotunity, but I certantly dont love what I'm doing.... and now I want to move... funny how that works.
Damn man, I know a lot of people who did the same type of thing.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #38
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hockey chamionships. im the star player on my team and really the league. had something like 41 goals 42 assists that year in 20 something games. i carried my team.

OT shootout for the chamionship. good size crowd down in reston. im deciding whether to do the youngblood move where i skate by the puck at center ice and kick it with my back skate to get started. i decide not to.

i come down the ice, im left handed in hockey, pull the puck to my right then back to my left, goalie moves to his right opening his legs (i think 5 hole but pass on it), i then pull the puck back to the right, goalie is frozen he cant move back to his left, i got a fairly open net, on my backhand . . .DOH! didnt put the puck in the net, put it wide off the boards. didnt concentrate and watch the open net and watch the puck go in the net.

earlier that game i scored just inside the blue line with a wicked shot that hit the upper right corner perfectly. i could put that puck anywhere anytime. when i skated off the ice i had the churchill coach waiting, wanting me to play for them since i was going to churchill next year.

that or not switching and trusting my left hand shot in lacrosse when we were playing west virginia.
In a similar vein-high school baseball. What turns out to be the last game of my career. I'm the starting pitcher, we're playing our rivals at their new stadium under the lights. I'm tossing a no-hitter but it's 0-0 at the bottom of the final inning. Walk, error, error, hits batsmen (I hit his damn shoe!). Winning run walks home we lose 1-0, our playoff hopes dashed...I'd like that final pitch back
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #39
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When I was 21 I played in a country band and we got an offer from some agent to go to Nashville. Its a very very long shot to make it big but I wish I took the gamble.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #40
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This is a cop out my friend. Saden you too.

Saying this is akin to saying that you as a person have no need for improvement. Everybody's got wishes to be somehow better. Smarter, more qualified, in better shape, more friends, deeper relationships, making more money, have more free time, have more skills, take more risks, take less risks, wondered what it'd be like to be with the one that got away, wondered what it'd be like if you ran sooner from the one you shouldn't have been with...

There's always something that could have been better. Nobody's perfect, not even you, saden.

If you think you're good to go right now and wouldn't make any changes or erase any past mistakes, then I'd humbly suggest that you should make a change in the here and now: take a harder look in the mirror and see what you can do today to be better going forward. Don't settle, because nobody's perfect.
My goal in life is to seek happiness not perfection. The desire to be "smarter, more qualified, in better shape, more friends, deeper relationships, making more money, have more free time, have more skills, take more risks, take less risks" is something I can work on right now so why should I look to the past? As for "wondered what it'd be like to be with the one that got away" I can honestly say losing that one that got away was an asset as I learned a lot from that failed relationship...it really made me a better man and appreciate and understand my fiancÚ more.

No, I am not perfect nor do I desire to be. I am happy with who I am and what I have done in the past. Would I like to have attended Harvard? You bet. Can I still attend Harvard? You bet.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:02 PM   #41
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Damn man, I know a lot of people who did the same type of thing.
More often than not I think people fall into their careers.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:07 PM   #42
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More often than not I think people fall into their careers.
Yeah, I'd take falling into a career over just working jobs though. Shit sucks. I mean I could turn retail management into a career but it's not what I want to do forever by any means.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:17 PM   #43
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Yeah, I'd take falling into a career over just working jobs though. Shit sucks. I mean I could turn retail management into a career but it's not what I want to do forever by any means.
Retail is tough man. I worked for CompUSA for about 8 months and basically hated every second of it. That was my first and last experience working in retail.
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I'd like to do today over and have made my other emp. work this afternoon so I could have played golf.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:46 AM   #45
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What if you had the chance to go back and change one event or do one thing differently in your life? Instead of taking a left you can now take a right. What would you do and why... and how would your life be different now?
I would have SOMEHOW prevented Steve Spurrier from making it to Washington.

No seriously, I would not change a thing. I love my life. Yes, I've had a lot of pain (physical), trials and tests...but the life I have now with my wife and son wouldn't be something I'd want to prevent from happening with a re-do. All of the tough times and lessons have made me a stronger, better person and were worth it.
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