Reflection, or at least the ability to reflect, is something I admire. I like to look back on my life, my year, my week, or even my day. There are certainly more regrets in that reflection that I would rather not have. I honestly think that my regrets are my driving force, though. I have more than I would like to admit to myself, but it is what motivates me.
I think you can learn so much about yourself when you really look, and take inventory, of everything life has given you. Yes, I didn't get to go to medical school as planned, and that is a regret. I, however, did meet my husband during that time. I haven't traveled as much as I would love to, but I have a deep root in my home town.
It is so easy to get caught up in what could have been, that you miss out on what is right now. I am trying my best to positively reflect and hope that you do to!