I'm nowhere in life right now even though I had a huge advantage to be somewhere by now. Right now, I'm NOTHING! I'm still repeating the same old steps I've been taking since the time I found out I can accomplish things that I go after.
I was lucky that I found out about the Honors program right before my freshman year in high school, while I was still a 2.0 ESL student who knew absolutely NOTHING about school. Opportunity found me. I took the chance and ran with it. I still had no concept of what college was but managed to get myself into the UC system for the medical program I was trying to pursue. I was very impressed when I got the acceptance letter from my school of choice but I just hid it in my closet like a treasure I would never touch again.
I had a head start in college because of my grades, leadership involvement, awards, work experiences and other things I was involved with in high school, plus I had a very touching and impressive story to tell for my interviews. Things always went in my favor even when I changed my major. I landed a job as a financial advisor during my sophmore year in college right after I switched from the medical field to the business field. I worked full-time and went to school full-time and had a great boyfriend that supported me in everything I did. My picky and critical side had to get in the way! Even though I had everything, I wanted more....I'm the type that LOVES pursuing big things so as always, I dropped the financial advisor job and attempted to get something better. Eventually I wasn't serious about my school or my career anymore. I wanted to dedicate my time to build my own business. Things didn't go as planned and it took a long time to make things happen.
Now, I have what I always dreamed of but it's still going to take time for things to happen. What I realized? I could be in a corporation at some high level position right now if I continued dedicating myself to pursuing a career on the side. I know it's not too late but I just regret being so critical and leaving so many things and people out of my life!