ST. CROIX INSIGHTS
Looking back without regret
BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC
I wish I had a life without regret. When my kids were younger I wished I spent more time with them. I wish I didn’t work or even think about work so much or buy stuff I really didn’t need. I suspect my list could be longer if I truly thought about other regrets I’ve experienced over the last 50 years. I’m sure there aren’t many people who can say they would not change a single thing, but there are ones to look out for.
Mrs. Anderson and I have been talking a lot as we plan the rest of our lives. Number 1 is to not have regrets. We’re done making excuses – but sometimes life gets in the way of trying to live without regrets. One regret is not spending enough time with our oldest Nicholas. He now lives in Houston and is working on being a big-time architect at an international firm.
What’s cool is he comes home at Christmas each year for two weeks even at the ripe old age of 28.
Yet, with life and work it’s been hard for us to break away to see him more throughout the year. I’m not going to let that stop us any more. Sure it takes some work and planning, but there is nothing we can’t overcome to spend a few more days with him throughout the year.
I do enjoy spending time with my family and I don’t want to continue to have this regret in my life.
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