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I've made so many mistakes. - April 17th 2010, 09:09 PM

Last year, due to my eating disorder and severe depression, I decided to choose the 3-year accelerated graduation, making this year my last in high school. Also, I was going to school online since August, which kept me isolated in my house for most of the time. There's a law that states if you want to receive a diploma, you must be physically present in school for the last quarter, so that's where I am now. The difference this time is that I've recovered from my eating disorder and the only thing that's keeping me depressed is the fact that I have to graduate in a few short weeks. You may have seen a number of posts on here about me being completely confused about taking a year off or going to college or whatever, and it's because I'm truly not ready. I feel like I've missed out on a part of my life that should be one to remember forever.

Problem: I regret choosing the accelerated program. I want to stay in school.

My mom and I are going to talk to the counselor to see if that's an option, but I just want to know how to make peace with myself if it isn't. How do you get rid of regrets nagging at your mind and move forward? I've considered taking a year off and simply hanging out with my friends from high school, but I know it wouldn't be the same.


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Re: I've made so many mistakes. - April 18th 2010, 09:17 AM

Hey Courtney.

When all's said and done, you can't change the past. Cliche, I know, but it's true. There's no use regretting things you did, or didn't do, or feel you should have done, because no amount of thinking will change the past. The only thing you can do is make the best of what you have now - and it sounds like you're doing that already, by talking to your counsellor.

Just try not to too much about the decisions you've made, because that will just make you stress out. Focus on the future, and make the best of what you've got now.

Good luck.


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