No regrets after making decision

Nessara - 60610, Illinois
Entered on August 5, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in “No regrets after making decision”. Decision-making is one of the challenging tasks, especially with something that could create a colossal impact on our live. I have made many difficult decisions. Some might be good, some might be bad. However, I have never regretted.

The First decision was in high school. I was selected by the American Field Service to be an international exchange student to study one year in Sweden. At the beginning I was hesitant because, at that time, many changes in Thai education system were being made; so, if I were to decide to go to Sweden, there would be a chance that I would end up a year behind the rest of my classmates. In the end, I decided to participate in the program. I didn’t regret because of the invaluable experience I gained. This program opened my eye of international world opportunities which then has shaped my personality. I have learned to live with other people, and gained a warm-hearted family on the other side of the world. After I returned to Thailand, my Swedish language skill also came in handy when I promptly volunteered to help to coordinate with Swedish Tsunami victims. It gave me a sense of self-satisfaction knowing that I could contribute to the world-wide community.

The most recent difficult decision I have made is to pursue my Master degree in the states. Before I came here, I had just been promoted to be a program manager to take charge of a membership program for a five stars hotel in Bangkok. Not many people in my age could get this position. I also started my own business to run a small Café in weekend flea market. The business went very well and made a lot of profit in the last two months. It was very difficult to leave both good opportunities to study in America. Although many people suggested me wait for another year, my parents wanted me to go this year. At that time, my mother was diagnosed with skin cancer. She has been suffered from two big surgeries and almost a year of chemotherapy. She said to me that she would like to see me graduated Master degree before something might happen to her. I didn’t hesitate anymore because anything make my mom happy, I will definitely do. I didn’t regret after I came here. I found out that after graduated from good school, I will certainly find a good job and can start another own business. I could be success with my mom and dad stand smiling beside me.

I strongly believe in “No regrets after making decision”, I don’t waste my time looking back in the past and question; why I didn’t do this or why I didn’t do that. I may be hesitant in the beginning but once I have made the decision, I know it will be the best decision I could make. Therefore nothing has to be regretted. This is what I believe.