|An evening walk at the new Corniche, Muscat|
For the simple fact of life is that we have all wanted to 'do' different things 'be' different people from what we are now doing.
Some who might have wanted to become photographers are Accountants/Partners working in a firm today.They might be very well placed in material terms, but what about the emotional vacuum...?
Or then those who might have wanted to be pilots might be working in the Foreign service.
Or others, like me, who wanted to be an Investigative journalist, got into an entirely different field because at that point in time, it wasn't really the 'done thing' for women to be out and about in scenarios which would definitely be demanded of that job.
So yes, there is no doubt, we all have these regrets but the best way to deal with them is to look at life life has offered us 'on the balance'.
Or put in another way, what have we been able to make out of our optional career?
And if at the end of that thought process, if the 'pros' are just a tad bit less than the 'cons', things are not really too bad, now are they?
Think about it - we may differ, but I'm glad I got you thinking!