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Regrets: Wasted Years of My Life.

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Written by   125
2 months ago
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I didn't finished High School but I'm now a graduating college student. Sounds silly right? But I did really went up to college without finishing my 4 years in High school. I leave behind my my classmates in High School while myself were already getting ready to start my college life. But now, most of my classmates/batchmates are all professionals and finished their college degree while I am still studying in our University. How did it happen?

In my younger days of studying, I was just like any other kids in middle school and High school. A pain in the head for teachers but still, I am doing good in classes. I don't excel that much compared to my genius classmates but I still managed sometimes to be in the top 10 students in our class.

During my 3rd year in High School (K-12 Education wasn't yet implemented at that time), one of my classmates who have been stuck in our level/year for some years, recommended us to take the ALS or Alternative Learning System. He was looking for someone like him who has been stuck in High school. They don't want to be in High school anymore and wanted to be in college already.

ALS was offered to students who are overage to be in High school and let them study and take an exam in the system, if they passed the exam, they will be sent directly to college without finishing their High school studies.

The offer sounded good to me and I wanted to give it a try. However, I was still 15 years old that time and the required age to take the exam was 17 years old. But I was very lucky that the facilitator of ALS need at least 15 students and there were only 13 of us who wants to enroll and ended up accepting me, and the facilitator happens to be my Uncle and that solved the problem about my age.

Skipping forward, out of 15 students, there were only 5 of us who passed the exam. And that already means that I can already enroll to college when enrollment comes or just stay and finish High school.

I was in a delimma of being practical and save a year and went straight to college or stay and graduate together with my classmates. But in the end, my Father's opinion matters to me, and he wanted me to enroll in college. And I did enrolled myself to college.

But things didn't went easy. And I have wasted 4 years in college and in my life.

Chosed a wrong course.

At first, I really wanted to enroll myself in Civil Engineering course because I wanted to follow one of my elder brother in engineering. But my sister, who guided me to enrollment, insisted to take Computer Engineering because it was demanded as technology is growing as time goes by, and also said that Civil Engineering is a lot harder than Computer Engineering, but the fact is, studying Computer Engineering was a lot harder than Civil Engineering.

But still, I ended up taking CpE - the course I didn't want to study.

Joined texting clans.

Back in the days, texting was a famous hobby for teenagers. And I was also a fan of it and decided to join a clan to know have more friends in the place where I am studying.

Being in that group took a lot of my time. It was almost every night that I was in the meeting place of our group, staying very late at night. It was unhealthy for my study, but I didn't really mind that much because I was having fun that time.

I had so much happy memories with the people I knew in the clan, but it also gives a bad impact to my studies and was getting very poor remarks in class.

Addicted to online games.

It was around 2014, Clash of Clans, Dota and other online games were very famous. And I was someone who were very much addicted to these games. There's not a single day that I don't play a game. I can even stand staying awake for 2 nights just by playing those games. I was very addicted that I didn't care anymore about my studies.

I fell in love.

Don't get me wrong, it was not my first relationship that I came up with this reason. I had some past relationships before I fully knew to myself that I was really inlove.

All of us, or mostly, had an experience of being inlove right?

Well, this experience of mine, you might have encountered this or watched in a drama, but this is my personal experience.

I met this woman in our clan. She was very cute, morena, and have a very awesome figure (you know what I mean). We had the chance to know each other in our first meet. And the next day, we decided to meet again, but just the two of us. And we did meet, and everything happened so fast (so know what it is).

I thought that it should only be a "one time, big time" scheme, but things keep on happening. Until both of us decided to be in a relationship. No courting, no more unnecessary efforts, and we are on.

We were in a relationship, and I found myself being deeply inlove with that woman. We lived under the same roof (Apartment) while we are still studying. I served her, cared for her and loved her for 3 years. Because of that love, I neglected my study. She was the most important person in my life that I even stopped playing online games, stopped seeing my friends and didn't even want to come back to our home.

Our relationship was almost perfect. Both of our families accepted us. We knew each other's friends. And it feels like we are unbreakable. But still, like any other relationships, we both ended as strangers to each other.

She just finished her college life, she was an Education student by the way, and I was still in my 4th year in college. That means that we will not be together everytime anymore because her hometown is hundred of kilometers away from me. Yes, we are in a long distance relationship.

It was hard for us, or maybe just for me, because it was the first time that we will be away to each other for a long time after being together for almost 3 years under the same roof.

But our almost perfect relationship was broken because...she cheated on me.

She admitted that she was seeing someone in their place, and she fall in love with him, already. Knowing it broke the inner me, but still I don't want to show it off to anyone. I asked her if she still wants to be with me, but her answer broke me even more, she wants to be with that guy.

Because of what happened, I was not attending anymore in my class. I don't want to go home either. I was just in the room of my apartment, sleeping all day and night. I do eat sometimes though.

After being isolated in that room for quite sometime, I decided to change my life for the better. I fearlessly asked my Father that I want to quit Engineering and study other course. My Father agreed and even supported me for my decision.

Now, I'm on my 3rd year, again, in college taking up Business Education. I made a strong promise to myself that this time, everything will be according to my plans. And 2 more semesters, I will be finishing my study.

Lesson I've learned.

1. Whenever you want something, go for it. Don't let someone decides for you. You can ask for advice but makes sure your final decision comes from yourself if you don't want regrets to come after for making unsure decision.

2. Make your life balance. Balance your time with studies and enjoying yourself. If you put so much time for studies, you might be successful in the future but you will missed a lot of good things that could be a happy memories, and might lose your friends too. And if you prioritize being a "happy go lucky" one, then that will destroy your study and even your future. That's why you should balance everything.

3. Don't fall in love.

Thank you for reading. Hope you've learn something.

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So sorry I have no balance left but I adore you despite the things happened in your life. Just always remember that everything happened for a reason and God is always there to guide you. Thank you for sharing your story. 😃 🙂

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2 months ago

You reading this is more than enough for me ☺️

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2 months ago

Thanks for sharing ur story. I understand what u've been through and I hope you can finish your studies as planned.

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2 months ago

It's very rare for me to take this story out as I have no one burdened it with me so I decided to let it out here. And yeah, I'm pursuing my dreams now. Though I wasted a lot of time but I know it's not too late yet. Thank you.

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2 months ago

Dang. That #3 is superb. Haha. It is a matter of perception btw. If you fall in love and got cheated on. Used it as a tool to aim higher success. And as stepping stone for a good and well established relationship in the future. :) Nice write ups! Computer Engineering is a trend course while Civil Engineering is about construction development they are two different course and has diff level of difficulties. If you know what you want you will strive harder to achieve it. Life is a long long process. Go for CE :)

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2 months ago

Sorry I wasn't able to notice your comment. But thank you 😊 And I'm contented now with my course as BSBA student. And yeah, there is still a lot of fish in the ocean 😂, not a single woman must stop us 🔥

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2 months ago

@Ryryry143, that upvotes r from sir @Trusuccessxpert n me n please do give either 25 or 50% of it as well to other user or member here, thank u n God bless n please do comment if u done it 🙂😊

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2 months ago

Sure, thank you 😊

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2 months ago

Welcome po 🙂

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2 months ago

Yep tama tama 👏❤

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2 months ago

Great artical ; thank you for sharing this lessons

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2 months ago

I think you're still young pa din naman. It's okay to fall in love..masarap mainlove, pero tulad nga ng sabi mo dapat balanse. In every regrets and wasted time that we had, may lessons yun na kasama and yun ang pinakaimportante sa ngayon. Yung natuto ka na. Goodluck, and next time na maiinlove ka ulit. Chill lang :)

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2 months ago

Tama ka po :) dadating din ulit ako jan but for now focus muna sa goals.

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2 months ago

True, di naman nauubos ang mga girls, andyan lang yan sila. Goodluck, kayang kaya mo yan. Keep it up and goodluck sa future

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2 months ago

Hahaha Tama, madami pa naman Jan sa gilid 😂

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2 months ago

Harap, likod pa 🤣🤣 bawi ka muna sa sarili mo ❤

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2 months ago

Just when you thought that men are always cheating. It's anybody's game gyud diay. One way or the other. 😅

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2 months ago

Ganon talaga 😪😁

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2 months ago

Para kang mga kapatid kong lalaki... Tagal sa high school 🤣🤣 at ayaw namn magcollege

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2 months ago

Sa college ako nagtagal, hanggang ngayon college padin 😂

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2 months ago

Just because we're broken once doesn't mean you need to stop in love. Love is still the only reason to cure a broken a heart ☺️

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2 months ago

I know ☺️

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2 months ago

It's okay lng po, u r still young prin naman po n u should take that as a lesson learned na po n glad that u will be graduating soon po, keep it up, good luck to your future job n future life din po, God bless :)

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2 months ago

Thank you ma'am 😁

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2 months ago

Welcome n salamat po sa upvote 🙂

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