Thursday, July 2, 2009

Interactive Thursday

Topic of the day:

What three things do you regret not learning to do?
? Pictures, Images and Photos


1. Not learning a foreign language where I was able to communicate with other people
2. Not learning graphic design
3. Not learning how to drive a stick shift car.
and im adding two!
4. Not learning how to handle really difficult situations where I give in because I am so sad.
5. Not learning how to draw or be artistic!

And you....?
Thoughts?! Opinions?! Comments?!



Stephanie said...

How funny...before I read your list I thought:

1.Drive a manual vehicle
2.Take advantage of the Dutch I was learning as in not being so self conscious & afraid to conversate w/strangers.
3.Sticking w/ any of the hobbies I picked up (painting, photography, sewing, etc.)

OceanDreams said...

No regrets...looks like you learned not to let life get you down and try your hardest to do the best you can! You go girl!

The Novelista Barista said...

yeah,,, i really hope i can life by no regrets... but i kinda feel like thats not gonna happen.

LOL Stephanie thats funny, we think alike!

I reallyyyy hope everyone elses dashboard is working because mine is not and I cant see what everyone wrote today! AH no bueno for interactive thursday!

Nicole said...

I regret..

1. Not learning how to drive a stick shift.
2. Not learning how to be more outgoing, earlier in life.
3. Not learning how to stick with things. Like school, and life plans, before now..

Nicole said...

PS ~ my dashboard isn't working either. :(

Anonymous said...

1. Not learning how to play an instrument.
2. Not learning how to swim without holding my nose. =(
3. Not learning how to drive a stick shift.

I suppose there's still time for all three, but I wish I knew them already.

S.B. said...

things I most regret never learning to do...hmmm..

1. play the guitar
2. knit
3. kickboxing

for those of you nto knowing how to drive a really isn't that hard. all it takes is a little time and effort. go ahead and give it a try....

The Novelista Barista said...

Oohhhh i totally wish i learned how to play guitar... ive always tried but my hand-eye coordination sucks badly!

naturally nina said...

sorry to hear about your break up, love. i am sending you a virtual hug!

xo nina

spanky* said...

I'd luv to be able to say "no regrets" & for the most part, I can. But..
My 3 would be:
1. I regret not learning to be more organized. This can be anything from keeping my room clean, staying on top of deadlines, getting shit done so I could have gone to a good college instead of community college, or even being able to organize my thoughts better.
2. learning better habits. Not having the will power to stop myself from cheating on a diet, staying out too late, (again, keeping my room clean) & not learning how to do things that I should (go to the gym, clean up after myself, make and keep appointments and SAVE MONEY!
3. learning how to use the skills I've been blessed with. I am lucky to be a smart, creative person, but without the knowledge of how to use those attributes, they go from being skills like painting, singing and acting to hobbies and quirks like doodling, humming, and being a drama queen.
I'd also like to speak another language, drive a stick and conquer my fears.

The Novelista Barista said...

thanks nina!! xoxo

The Novelista Barista said...

LOL spanky novelista over here :)
very good points i totally agre wtih u... i wish i had more SKILLS to utilize in my life!

aditi said...

I regret,
1. not learning salsa or tango all summer when I had time back in college.
2. Not learning a foreign language.
3.not learning to eat healthy
4. not learning to scuba dive or swim well, for that matter.
4. Not learning to let go of this crush for 5-6 yrs, before he finally hurt me n left.

aditi said...

oops two 4's here.. pls take it as a 5
and ya BTW, I know how to drive a stick shift so yeaa!!!

M.J. said...

Soooooo....what's stopping you from learning these things now?

The Novelista Barista said...

lol... MJ this is TRUE.... i can definitely do that! HA i didnt even think of it like that... But smart!
and i want to learn how to scuba dive and salsa or tango!

Children of the Nineties said...

I agree, you should pick one and set a goal to learn it now! I wanted to learn to drive manual, too. My boyfriend used to have a stick shift car but it was sort of a piece of junk and I was always afraid of he has a nice new car and I lost my opportunity to learn without being ridiculed! :)



1- for giving up my love and carrier as a dancer and traditional musician.

2- for being a drug abuser and involved in gangs when i was younger.

3- for giving in to depression.

my mom has a thing for people in the art industry, i've no idea why. one day she went ballistic and told me to give up everything. i loved dancing and playing music so much but i didn't want to further severe our relationship so, i did. i was heartbroken. for several years i was on a steady dose of E until one day i was caught and arrested, and that was a wake up call. then a woman came up to me, she hold my hand and told me "you can't fight the world forever and you definitely can't fight yourself any longer." i cried and i left everything and start anew. i owe her my salvation.

i wouldn't say that these three are my regrets thought, because if it wasn't for them, i wouldn't learn how to appreciate life's little things and to never give up my passion. i wouldn't know how the depressed felt, i wouldn't understand why some people resolved to alcoholism and drug abuse. it weren't for these three, i wouldn't be here today, telling you and everyone not to regret your mistakes. we've got so much to learn from it.


sa1tyeyes said...

i regret:

1. not learning to drive stick shift [also]
2. not taking more art classes when i was younger
3. paying more attention to the grades, rather than actually learning what i was being taught

but those are all things that i can fix [sometime in the near future]

Shaylen Maxwell said...


1. Not reading classic literature at a younger age (which includes not going to the bookstore or having a quality library nearby, in my adolesence).

2. Not taking any courses in anthropology in University.

& 3. Not getting involved in extracurricular theatre from a young age. (& also, that I never formally learned how to write stage plays & screen plays, which I find somewhat limiting).

NabiLa said...

I regret:

1. Not taking a photography class in college.
2. Not studying abroad
3. Not learning to play guitar

(p.s. I adore your blog!)

Shop Girl* said...

Oooh I really like this! I'm going to do mine on my blog. :)

Andhari said...

Ih girlie it's not too late for learning to drive a stick shift car. It'll come in handy everywhere in the world :)

Moonjava said...

:) I agree with the language (although it's more reading and writing that I wish I knew more Chinese).

Oh and also learning a musical instrument like the piano.

Ana from far away! said...

I was just thinking a few hours ago how much I regret rejecting a guy that was hitting on me in this class I took 2 years ago. He was soooo hot and so my type, by at that moment I was with my ex boyfriend being miserable and sad all the time... booooooo!!!

Lana said...

learning stick can be exceedingly liberating and frustrating at the same time, hopefully you'll experience that for yourself someday :)

Mrs. C said...

I regret not learning...

*how to have thick skin
*how to be better at dance

Great post!! Oh yea and I'm with you on the graphic design. I wish I knew more!

Amanda said...

I regret not learning:
1.) a different language
2.) how to be a saver instead of a spender
3.) how to cook more healthier foods


Carlotta said...

my only 2 regrets are

I left London
I left Rome

and now I'm stucked here :(

Happy Weekend!!

Anonymous said...

1) Not learning spanish better so I could be fluent like both my parents
2) learning to manage my money at an early age so that I wouldn't be broke like I am today
3)not taking a photography class in high school or college

The Novelista Barista said...

wow, thank u for sharing that.. i am happy that u were able to learn from those things.. some people go through that and dont ever learn the important lesson in life, and im so glad for u that u were able to and had some great people to help you through.... sometimes the things in life happen for the craziest reasons.

The Novelista Barista said...

OH i TOTALLY REGRET NOT STUDYING ABROAD..... DEF ADD THAT TO MY LIST. and i def cannot go back and do that :( boooooo

The Novelista Barista said...

def shop girl i gotta come comment!!!

The Novelista Barista said...

awe carlotta i hear u on that!! awe:(

A Life Analytical said...

1. Not learning how to swim
2. Not learning how to be a good manager of my finances
3. Not learning how to cook well


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