Allowed someone to cheat on their gf with me.
Marrying my ex is nowhere near the stupidest thing I've done. I consider it one of my best decisions.
The year and a half I spent taking business classes was a tremendous waste of time/energy/money. There's not a lot in my past I would go back and change completely, but that is definitely one such thing.
dating my exes wasn't that stupid.
doing something dumb in an even dumber way and getting caught.
Not doing things because of lack of confidence in myself (jobs, meeting people, activities, events, travel, etc)
Going to the college I did the first time round. Way too much debt, way too little reward.
Going to university before I had a good grasp on my mental and physical health. Gaining a higher education was directly tied to my self worth and I felt extremely pressured by my family to finish school in a timely manner. I ended up having to drop my classes halfway through my BA due to a combination of mental problems and my school completely screwing me over financial aid wise. I was living in a city I hated and struggled to afford rent and food for a year before I stopped attending. Now I owe student loan debt, feel guilty for screwing up my education path and will have difficulty returning. All of this time off has done nothing but made me feel more lost with what I want to do with my life.
I'm at a point where I'm starting to get better and had I remained in that city I wouldn't have began the relationship I'm in now but it still makes me self conscious and I'm embarrassed around my family.
Man do I identify with this :(
I'm starting to realize it really isn't that important and I can always return to school when I'm in a better mental place but I feel like I really lost the respect of so many of my peers and myself in the process of dropping out. I'm sorry you feel that way, too. :(
I took three semesters off between the time I quit culinary school and started up business school. It was so dumb and such a waste of time and now a lot of people in my position are younger than me and it's embarrassing.
Going to teach in South Korea.
What made your time there such a negative experience? :(
My friend did this and it was also his biggest regret.
Emotionally cheating, maybe, but I learned a lot from that so it was good, too.
Trying a drug that I'd never even heard of until five minutes before.
Do you mind telling me which drug? You've sparked my curiosity.
Oh no problem. It was mephedrone, one of the substances commonly known as "bath salts" (and no, they're not actual bath salts lol, that's just what websites/sellers used to label them as in order for it to slip under the radar). It's basically a designer drug that is supposed to have effects somewhere between coke and ecstasy. For me, I just would get extremely chatty and horny and lovey dovey, usually with a horrible, horrible comedown. I knew quite a few people at the time who were doing it because it gave the stimulant effects, didn't show up on drug tests, and was *technically* legal. This was in 2010, so way before most people started hearing about it through the media etc. I was at a point in my life where I would have tried pretty much anything and even though nothing too bad ever happened when I did it, I still regret it because I'm a firm believer that if a person's going to use any kind of drug, they should be well-informed about what it is and what the short- and long-term effects are. The thing with mephedrone, especially at the time when I used it, is that there was little to no information about its effects--it had literally been in existence for maybe 2 or 3 years tops--so even if you did do your homework, there was no way of knowing how dangerous it might be.
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At least you didn't try to eat anyone's face off. I've heard of that happening while people were on bath salts. :)
Hahaha! truth be told I really don't think that dude was on the same thing I was on but you never really know...I too am glad I did not turn into a flesh-eater lol
I should've gotten help for depression/ADHD when I was in college. I was shy and didn't realize how much better things could have been until much later,I would've had better grades and more opportunities later.