Mine was thinking of something thirty years too late to do anything about it............
When I was a senior in high school my final semester was spent doing an internship at a local county courthouse. the clerk of courts was a nice man who was chairman of one of the political parties for the state. He liked me and appreciated the work I did as an intern.
I went on to college and I applied to a few law schools as I was getting ready to graduate, I wasn't sure where to apply so I only applied to a few, which is not the way to get into law school (unless you're a top ten percent of a very prestigious school, which I wasn't)
A few years ago I was thinking back on decisions I have made in my life that turned out to be crossroads in my life that took my life in the direction of where I am now. Different decisions and who knows where I'd be or what I'd be doing.
I thought about the law schools I applied to, and then reflected back on the internship and the clerk of courts. I used to drop in at the courthouse during my college years, he always remembered me and asked how I was doing. He went on to become a judge and ended up as a judge on the state supreme court. I thought to myself I could have asked him for help in getting into law school and I'm sure he would have given me a reference. I also thought about how I could have gone back and asked if I could work for him during my summer breaks.
I broke out laughing at myself. I just never thought of doing any of those things at the time when it would have mattered. It took me thirty years to realize, why didn't I think of that before?
Thankfully I have a good life, it's not really a regret, it just took me a long while to realize what I could have done.