Chosen Science group instead of Arts or Commerce for college
Got in with the wrong crowd during my time in St.Paul’s college (long story)
At the age of 23-24, after being selected in the short list for a job in Bangalore, I chose not to go to that city for the final interview as I wasn’t sure that I could afford to go there and stay on my own expense while I attended the final interview. I was desperately broke then and didn’t want to risk going all the way there and staying for 2 days and then not get the job. Hindsight being 20/20, I’m sure that I would have been selected if only I had taken the plunge and gone to Bangalore at that time. It would have been worth it and my life would have been a whole lot different because of it.
Been as casual about my studies at the time I should have concentrated on studies
I wish I could have the guts to stand up to a few corporate bullies at one time when I was being harassed a lot. Now I that I have stood up and stated that I won’t take it anymore, it feels so fucking good.
I wish I had taken up my friend’s suggestion and moved with him and a couple of others to Goa. I was 26 and at the time it sounded risky but fun. It would have been an adventure.
At times I wish I hadn’t gone to the school in Thrikkakara that I joined at the age of 11. Ofcourse at that age it really isn’t my choice as I’m just a kid. But perhaps if I had voiced an opinion my dad would have put me in a different school and things would have been better. I dunno; I’m sitting on the fence for this one I guess.
Among a few projects, I wish I hadn’t given up on writing my novels. I had enough material for two novels and I also keep putting off my big Scifi novel. The latter is mostly the fact that the fantastic images & ideas in my brain just can’t easily be translated into words onto pages. It’s easier in images that run in my mind. However I really want to res-start the Scifi novel series. This is just for me, I don’t care if no one else likes it or it never gets read by anyone other than a handful of faithful friends.