I’ve found that putting the rewind button on your life is not always a great exercise. If you are at all human, you can probably think back to many occasions with great regret and wonder where you would be today if you had taken a different road. For example, one thing that hits my thoughts on occasion was my decision to go to Nashoba Regional High School. I could have, and should have, gone to a private school if I wanted a shot at being a hockey player beyond high school. I did want that, but I thought I could have my cake and eat it too – play at Nashoba and still get to hang out with my friends then try to play college somewhere. Didn’t quite work out that way. I wished I had gone to a private school and really learned and advanced myself. I’m not saying – by any stretch – that I could have made a career out of hockey. But I feel comfortable saying I might have been able to play at a higher level in college and would have had a better shot beyond that, that’s all. Can’t dwell on that too much, but it does get me still, even though I’m pushing 37 now.
With all that said, if I hadn’t gone to Nashoba, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today. Who knows where a different road would have taken me.
Here’s another thing – I’m going on seven years at Ask. I sometimes take for granted that it weren’t for my wife, I wouldn’t have that job. It was a friend of hers who got me the job. Again, if Steph and I hadn’t re-connected in the fall of 1999, I wouldn’t have ever set foot at Ask.com. To tie it all together, if I hadn’t gone to Nashoba, I wouldn’t have even gotten married or known Stephanie and my two darling little boys wouldn’t be here. So there you go.
Do you have any huge regrets? Don’t harp on them too much, ok?