I dunno. The last 20 years haven't been much fun most of the time, but I'm going to be 40 next year and finally feel like I am getting there and turning a corner. So who knows ay, maybe if things do go my way, then it's better to be happier late in life and feel sorted, rather than the other way around? Obviously it would have been nice to have a life where you are happy every decade mind.
Anything you'd like to change?
Nostalgia 'R' us
No serious regrets except where I ended up hurting others in the growing up process (still away to go).
Agree with psling about languages though. Growing up in Derbyshire French & German were purely intellectual exercises that I wasn't much into. Learnt much more on all the European climbing holidays (stretching the term) I took since leaving school although still pretty poor.
I wouldn't choose graphic design as a career again.
The last two or three years of my life have certainly not gone 'to plan', and I'm not where I planned/wanted to be before that, but I have few regrets.
Sometimes things just happen, if you can say to yourself that you did what you thought was best at the time, and can learn from things that, with hindsight, turn out to have been mistakes, then that's the most that you can ask of yourself.
Oh, and as someone else pointed out, computers aren't exciting, they're dull.
I wish I'd been allowed a BMX (hell any kind of bike) when I was a kid. It was the height of the '80s BMX boom, and I desperately wanted to ride, but wasn't allowed to. I didn't actually learn to ride until I was 19, and have been making up for lost time ever since.
I went to a private grammar school which was great - it pushed me academically, which I needed, but there were no practical subjects taught - no metal work, woodwork etc, which is a shame, because I'm naturally good with my hands. If I had my time over again, I'd have not gone to uni and instead done an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker or a luthier.
That all said, it's not been a bad life so far.
I wish i'd known never to trust people. Apart from mountainbikers of course!
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