When my mother moved into the retirement community she now lives in, she did not like her apartment. She stayed there for two weeks and moved into another apartment in the same community. It cost her moving expenses, but she was not sorry she changed her mind, because she loves her apartment now.
Everyone makes major choices in life. I choose marriage and family over a career. I choose to stay home with my children and only worked part time when they were school age. Sometimes we are unaware they are choices until we look back. I met my husband because I choose a to take a certain course in college.
Although I sometimes wonder about the road not taken, I don’t waste my time regretting the decisions I’ve made. Like my mother, I am willing to reexamine things while change is still possible, but when it isn’t, there is no point in worrying about it.