When I read this prompt a few weeks ago, I had to decide how to address and cover appropriately. I think whenever we hear this phrase it implies a romantic relationship of some type or maybe that’s just me. In my present life, I think it can cover a gammet of things or situations. It is not in my best interest to look back, however I guess we learn from past mistakes and do better going forward. I use to reflect on “what if” just to have thoughts on what path I made be on now or what I missed. I did learn that sometimes things in our past are best left behind. It is amazing how our lives evolve and what you liked 20 plus years ago is so irrelevant now. When I was younger I had no real responsibilities and since becoming a parent my priorities are highly relevant. My life is centered on what I bring into my life and how it will ultimately impact my children long term. Therefore, the “one who got away” was never meant to stay or be a part of my life long term. We should count our blessings as all things happen for a reason….I think the past is relevant if it helps us to learn from mistakes and plan for a better future!
Now you may ask what is all of this rambling about and what is my point? I started this post with the intent of connecting it to a relationship from my past. However, after serious thought and contemplation I realized “The One Who Got Away” could be an opportunity. I searched deep to figure out did I want to do and the dream was never realized and it hit me. The One Who Got Away was never meant to apply to a relationship in the past but for me my desire to go to medical school. Since I was a young child I had dreams of being a pediatrician and after undergraduate I thought the idea was so far fetched. Although I learned about a number of engineers who decided to pursue medical school. For me, “The One Who Got Away” was my desire to pursue medical school and having MD at the end of my name…….