Today I’ve realized that I didn’t only waste the full scholarship that I got in college by shifting to a different course (one that wasn’t approved by the scholar’s board). I also missed the chance to truly make a difference today. If only I knew then what I know now. If only I was the person then that I am now.

But I have also realized this: I can never define my life according to all the if only’s.

Regret is something I don’t have the luxury of feeling. Not when I’m too busy being a mother who is trying to give her kids their best shot in life. Not when I’m content with the life that I already have.