What is your biggest regret in life?
I'm not talking about the little things, like you wish you would've asked Sally out on a date back in high school. Or you wish you would've taken that art class a few years back.
What about the big things? The things that may have changed the course of your life, or the things that you still think about on a regular basis.
For me, my biggest regret is not attending Michigan State University for graduate school. I almost went there right out of high school, but I admit, I was a little scared about being 1.5 hours from home, and decided to stay home for community college. This decision proved right at the time, as after a few years at CC I transferred to Grand Valley State University, where I eventually met my now wife.
Fast forward a couple of years, and as I was completing my undergrad degree I was all set to attend MSU. My wife and I visited the urban planning department and liked it. However, I had a sudden change of heart. I figured if I was going to be a planner, why not study in a major metropolitan area? So after visiting Wayne State University, I ended up there. I also liked the fact that I would be closer to family and friends.
Looking back now, I long to be able to turn back time and attend the university I've loved since I was a kid. I don't think this would've necessarily changed my life, but it's something I think about quite frequently. While I enjoyed my time at Wayne State, and met some cool people, MSU is where I belonged.
I still check out their website from time to time, hoping there's some graduate certificate I could get, just to say that I'm officially a Spartan.