I’m sure at some moment in life people have thought of something they wanted to do but they never actually did it. What is one time this happened to you?
I always wanted to be a vet but knew I wouldn’t be able to cope seeing an animal in pain or putting one to sleep.
I had a great idea for a plotline for a book but I just never actually started to write it
In nearly sixty-three years of life, there’s a whole list, parked right next to my bucket list.
But one thing I regret is never having gone to culinary school.
My husband did some work in Ukraine about 5 years ago, and made some friends there. They encouraged me to come back with him on one of the trips and would provide me a driver/translator for sightseeing during the day. I declined twice because it was an inconvenient time. Now I believe I will never see Ukraine in its true glory.
Have a healthy relationship with a girl.
As you get older you realize that you regret more of the things you didn’t do than the things you did. I wish I’d been a little more brave. My brother was a drug addict and it was a nightmare growing up, so I always wanted to be the ‘good’ kid. And so I was always trying to not get into trouble, which caused me to not take any risks. I ended up struggling a lot with pushing myself to do what I wanted, not what I thought I should do or what the most responsible thing was. I always took the safe route and while, yes, sometimes I think it was the best decision to do so, I often wish I’d spent some money to have fun instead of saving it. I wish I’d gone to that party or gone to see that concert even though I was by myself because I really wanted to. I wish I’d done something a little dangerous to have a good story. I only recently, in my forties, started feeling like I was living my life a little more and stopped caring as much if I was being responsible. I’ve been traveling a little bit and doing things I’ve never tried before. I wish I’d done it when I had more energy and could truly enjoy it.
Study abroad – I didn’t go because of a girl, broke up 2 weeks into the semester
I wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately I didn’t have the financial stability to allow for an extended time of not working. Now that I’m financially stable I can’t do it because of a degenerative spinal disorder that makes walking difficult.
I need to find a business partner to focus on the people problems while I do amazing tech things.
I regret never getting my driver’s license. Now I’m unable to drive because of my meds.
Spend the rest of my life with my partner. YvY
I wanted to travel. I was supposed to leave sometime in May 2020.. well we know the rest.
I have technically done this, but not completely. See, I am a foster child because mum’s mental health was not good and my dad’s skitsophrenia acted up and he was semi-abusive to my mum but not us. I have no memory of him. When I turned 14 I was finally allowed to see him because his mental health was better but because of COVID I couldn’t. When restrictions were relaxed I was excited to meet him. I couldn’t because he died when I was doing my prelims. I now have no memories with him.
TL:DR – I was excited to see my father for the first time but he was dead.
Visit the European hometowns of my ancestors, from Germany, Norway, England, Scotland and Ireland to others that I haven’t tracked down yet.
Publish an original novel. I’ve been writing since I was a kid, from short stories to novellas to full length novels. I’ve even written fan fiction and some articles. I’ve never submitted any of them though, even though pursuing that dream is…. it would be everything to me.
Of course the “dream goal” would be to make a living from it. Not get rich or anything, but just be able to do what I love and live comfortably. I keep telling myself, “maybe one day.”
I always have these crazy ideas though. Like doing a long distance thru-hike or bike, setting up a big aquarium of some kind like for fish or maybe for hermit crabs, etc. Just lots of stuff that I always tell myself is silly.
I’m my own worst enemy.
Move to Japan and have a new life.
have a threesome, be an assassin, a dancer, a mom, an actress,
Write and/or illustrate a children’s book. Sadly, children’s publishing is an extremely closed loop with some very unimaginative and limited rulesets at play. It’s also very much a case of “Not what you know but who you know / who you suck up to” (Unless of course you’re a celebrity, when you can have a lovely little book ghostwritten for you and become the industry darling literally overnight).
Sorry, but the question is ambiguous. IE Let’s say, that I wanted to throw a chipmunk into a fire, but I never did. However, I still could?
Run for office. Also had opportunity to go on anthropology trip but disabled and trip not Ada friendly. A publisher wanted to publish my novel when I was 16 but it was a short story at the time and I didn’t know how to write a novel. Apparently I have a list. Right now it would be running for public office, but I can’t win a debate with my kids sooooo
I’ve always wanted to get a life, but I’m 23, single, and I play video games. I also am a pokemon superfan which never helps.
Learning how to draw or create pictures digitally. I simply lack the natural talent, understanding of perspective and patience to do that. Also writing books, but why bother if nobody will ever read them?
I always wanted to jump rope without my brain going back to the bad parts of my ED.
for years i had planned that when i could i would take a trip to shikoku, japan and walk the path of the 88 temples. not take a bus but walk the path. i understood this would take around 3 months but that was okay with me. then, i was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease and that this would impede my mobility. but, still i thought that i could do it and it would just take a little longer. as things happen, this disease has progressed faster than i anticipated. the thought of having issues overseas during this kind of trek concerned me so i thought maybe the appalachian trail. it would require a trek and take me through areas of our own history. apparently, my body has other plans as this crap is progressing faster. so far, have replaced a hip and am looking forward to replacing both knees in the next several months. [sigh..] on the positive side, at least i can return to the caribbean to scuba and attempt to get my deep dive certification. hell, at this time i would just appreicate floating in the ocean blue since water sports is the one thing that doesn’t cause pain.
I can’t really complain. I’ve done a lot of bucket list things to this point and for many more it is not too late. If I regret not doing one thing it has to be back when I was early teens. A sculptor lived near us and offered to give me lessons on art/sculpting. Life might have turned out very different.
I’ve always wanted to be an actor in a musical. I’ll let you know if anything changes 👍
Build a holiday home for a family with a special semidetached studio for cancer patients so that they can holiday together but the patient can have a moments rest and privacy if needed. Make sure they have a lovely view, special paths easy to walk on (or wheel chair) in the garden. Lots of ill people can’t have this one holiday together with children and grandchildren because the holiday homes aren’t built for their needs.
I’ve decided to try to get funding and do it anyway as I feel it’s something I need to do. Find an architect, get funding and go for it.
I’ve always wanted to see, touch the Whale calves in their nursery off SanLucia in the Baja.
Become a doctor, but then I have the fastest hands ever, so I’ll probably kill everyone
Being young and dumb when I was a teenager, I always wanted to go bungee jumping but never had the opportunity. Finally had the chance where I could but after looking it over, I had second thoughts. Main reason was it’s like a rubber band and if that thing snaps, well we all know what happens next. Decided it was not worth the risk.
When I was younger, in my 20’s and 30’s, I wrote about 200 songs. I used to perform in coffeehouses, at folk festivals, even on the radio sometimes. One thing I wanted to do was to record my songs, since I never actually wrote down the music to them. I just wrote down the lyrics for each, and the music for them is all in my head. Now I am 59, and my voice is nowhere near what it used to be. I haven’t sung in almost 10 years.
Always wanted to spray graffiti. Always was too scared.
Study abroad – I didn’t go because of a girl, broke up 2 weeks into the semester
So many things. dreams? Thought I’d be an archeologist some day. Then 9/11 made everyone around me talk crazy and I became afraid. A lone woman in Egypt? Impossible (I thought). She wanted to be a vet. She had a full ride (college) but got pregnant, got married, miscarried, and life went on. Had a secret dream of being a psychologist but just found out I have some mental health issues which means I can’t. But that’s okay. Idk what I’ll do or where I’ll end up but I think it’s okay to not find something. I might just spend my life with cats on my lap and a good book!
Be with someone of the same sex, always been attracted to men and women, but unlike most of my friends who experienced in college, I was too busy studying, so never tried it despite several offers.
I’m now happily married to my husband, but always wonder what could’ve happened if I’d gone for it.