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If I could do anything over it would be to never take that first drink. Almost every failure, humiliation, lost relationship,  and my failing health and fractured dignity have happened because of my drinking habits.

 

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I wish I had taken more chances and stepped out of my comfort zone when I was younger. Luckily I recognized this when my kids were young and pushed them to try new things. Now they are able to enjoy life more than I did.  I also wish I had taken more outings with my kids when they were young instead of waiting for my husband who always put work before his family.

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I'm so sorry to hear that. I had that happen with Hospice and my mom. Thankfully lesson learned my dad got long-term insurance. What a difference the care we got then the CNA was there for after death details.

 

It's a scary thought for myself one day as I make my estate plans in case of the unexpected loss of life or illness.

 

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I would have insisted the family call in Hospice a lot sooner for my dad. Instead of better pain management the last few months of his life, the nurse was there less than 48 hours before he died. 

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Thank you. I appreciate stay at home parents or should we say it in what I see is the professional way it's been done in some resumes. Household Management. I give Kuddos to those parents who admit they can't handle the all day at home lifestyle as well as those like my daughter who just had a baby last month want's to be able to do that. Cost of living so high now she and her husband have worked it so financially she will only need to work part time.

 

If I was do have done something else I would've completed my business degree, getting divorced and becoming a single parent didn't allow for that. So my other would've been to work as an office managager or customer service for a company. I have a desire to help others.

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@TerriS307074 wrote:

I would'nt have started my Early Learning Child Care. Even though I've been blessed to provide the service to many people in the last 28yrs the up and down income of self-employment has made it hard to set up retirement. The 14hrs 5 days and then even on the weekend there are things that I have to do for work. 

 

Also the way people, banks and now employers have expressed it is "babysitter". I have to correct them I'm a small business owner. Now when changes are coming to state regulations are making it harder to afford to keep going I am finding out how it impacts. It's hard to know where to start looking for new career at 54 and people not seeing all I can provide. Even where to start looking so I don't get phony job postings.

 

I don't regret all the years, because I've seen many successes that children have had and parents who appreciate me for always being there for them. 


I can totally relate to the self-employment point. Also, sacrifice a career to be a stay-at-home parent raising the children and taking care of the household seems like people want to categorize you into a "useless" area. People have no understanding of the commitment and dedicated hard work it is to be self-employeed for many years. Good luck with the career shift at mid-life ages!

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I would'nt have started my Early Learning Child Care. Even though I've been blessed to provide the service to many people in the last 28yrs the up and down income of self-employment has made it hard to set up retirement. The 14hrs 5 days and then even on the weekend there are things that I have to do for work. 

 

Also the way people, banks and now employers have expressed it is "babysitter". I have to correct them I'm a small business owner. Now when changes are coming to state regulations are making it harder to afford to keep going I am finding out how it impacts. It's hard to know where to start looking for new career at 54 and people not seeing all I can provide. Even where to start looking so I don't get phony job postings.

 

I don't regret all the years, because I've seen many successes that children have had and parents who appreciate me for always being there for them. 

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I would do boxers rather than briefs!

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If I had a Do-Over. I would have taken better care of myself. I lost precious time with my 2 boys and husband and dogs. I had 5 major strokes and all most died. My husband was going to take care of me. He ended up passing away on the job of a massive annorism. So thank God I survived and fought my way back. My boys would be without 2 parents. I miss my husband every Day. The only thing that is wrong with me since the strokes is short term memory and I walk a little slower up and down steps. I drive short distances and clean the house and cook and take care of my family as best as I can. I don't work cause of my short term memory. My brother is my power of attorney.. He pays my bills cause I have a hard time doing that. So yes I wish I had a Do-Over.

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I would never let Ambrose be in charge! EVER!!

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