I had a hard time picking which question to answer, because they both fit!! So this week I’m answering TWO questions, as they really go and hand in hand for me!
1.) What would you change about your life if you could?
2.) I wish I would have...describe a time when you didn't take action, but later wished you would have.
There really has been nothing in my life that I regretted, seriously. I feel that my life has gone really well! So when reading these questions what came to mind is lack of a foreign language. Foreign language, wasn’t a graduation requirement for high school – but it required at 98% of colleges. With that being sad, I didn’t take a language, thus couldn’t get into a 4-year university right away.
Freshman year, first quarter, at my local community college, I took American Sign Language and I enjoyed it. However, never took the second one. Putting me at 1 year of language instead of 2. I finally decided to transfer to a university that has a language pre-requisite and now have to fulfill it.
I assumed (yes, it’s not good too), that I could easily just take ASL 2, after 5 years of not using it. Yeah…that didn’t go well. I lasted about 20 minutes before leaving and joining the 101 level class. So I’m back taking that same language again.
I have to admit that I am enjoying this class, this time around. Our instructor is awesome and is making learning ASL fun and enjoyable. We’ve had three class sessions and I have learned so many new 'signs’, it’s unbelievable! Loving this class and happy I am re-taking it.
If I could I would have taken a language in high school – it would have made things much easier. I’m mad and frustrated with myself for taking the easy way out in high school and regretting it now. I now tell ALL high school students I meet to make sure they take a language, even if it’s not required – there’s no doubt it will help them in the future! Don’t make the same mistake I did and save yourself a lot of time, money and brain cells!