If you weren't the person you were today and if you had made different choices, in crucial moments of your life, where do you think you would be?
Maybe I'd be playing in an orchestra or studying to be a violin teacher.
Or who knows? Maybe I'd be a lawyer. Or even an economist. Engineer?
Haha. I feel like the possibilities are endless, since I have always felt passionate about everything and only ever chose medicine because it was the most obvious choice and I had the grades. I am not saying that I don't want it, but I haven't felt like I belong in the skin of a future doctor yet.
Hmm I'd probably be a violin player if I hadn't chosen medicine. That's the most likely option for me.
I have had a few rough years lately, but I think I wouldn't have changed it, since good things also happened to me during those times and I don't think I would have come across some very important people in my life right now, if I hadn't suffered like I did. Twisted, right?
What about you?
Most Helpful Guy
Not sure about any particular 1 path untaken. I've had multiple branching options at different growing, crucial moments. To me they're the "what if's" of reflective pondering. It might be nostalgic to think about them, but I also realize it's not useful or helpful to pine over them.
So, I might suggest the correction to your question to be "paths, not path", since there can be more than one crucial moment and that other choice leading to other crucial moments.
For life and those moments, I half envision a tree with the larger branches and then the smaller braches; yet, this tree has no discernible top and end to it but continues to grow and mature - albeit you're you growing, bettering yourself but still you.
Even though some options may seem to be "now or never", it doesn't mean you can't do it now or in the future. I know people who finished a degree only to go back to school and pursue something else entirely; they found the passion for the new pursuit.
My sister, after finishing college with an English degree, pursued a medical career.
I know of other people going back to school in their 60s to start another job / career.
Suppose I could have been a musician also instead of engineering. Or law enforcement, maybe?1
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Most Helpful Girl
I seriously considered being a psychologist when I graduated high school but I ended up picking dental hygiene. It's terrifying knowing that if I made just a few different decisions I wouldn't be who I am today. Even if I chose to be friends with different people, I would be different. I chose to be friends with the right people. They are all really caring and if I had chose to be friends with different people, I wouldn't know what true friendship is like.1