You are who you are today because of the choices and decisions you have made and the experiences that you have accumulated.
Many people regret some choices and decisions. Others regard some parts of their life as mistakes. Well, there is no definite good or bad in anything that we do.
I had a school student who was less brilliant than her siblings in her high school years. Unlike her siblings, she did not receive a scholarship to do her studies in Singapore. And, because of that, she ended up in the average neighbourhood school that I used to teach. She may be less brilliant than her scholarly siblings and shorter than many of her peers. But her character is strong and determined. Nothing and nobody could change her decisions, not even her parents. A pretty unstoppable young lady! At 16 years old, I encouraged her to receive her education elsewhere. She eventually made her decision to study in the UK and made all arrangements on her own. The determined lady was subsequently accepted into Cambridge University. At that time, I shared our email exchanges with another group of students. One of the students was previously from a highly sought-after elementary school. Even though she was never really disappointed that she came to the school, there might be a part in her that felt she could be better off elsewhere. Inspired by what I shared, she quit school halfway and went on to Australia and then the UK to pursue her dreams. She is a qualified veterinarian today! The first student eventually received a scholarship to pursue her PhD at Cornell University. Everything seems to have fallen back into place!
This experience tells us that we are put in the right places at the right time to meet the right people to move us along our life. It is often the little bad twists that let us see things differently. Thus, a 'bad mistake' is not always that bad.
Life takes us to wonderful places we never knew they existed until we have passed them. Enjoy being where you are now. There is no better time to be here than NOW!
In violet love and joy,