Have you ever wished you had pursued a different career choice than you have?
There's probably no doubt that hindsight contributes a little (or lot) to my own thoughts on the matter.
If I had had the support needed, I now believe I could have/would have jumped in with both feet to follow a path to gain the credentials required to have a career involving my lifelong passion of creating with my hands.
My parents, although truly wanting what they felt was best for me, discouraged me from using whatever talents I may have had of an artistic bent. Instead, I was told to, "Become a teacher or nurse and you'll never lack for a way of earning a good living for yourself or as supplement to a husband's earning power." This was their sincere belief and felt that trying to earn a living while being "artistic" in any way was foolish.
I went to college to earn a teaching degree (silly me, as I would not have made a good teacher), found it totally uninspiring and never finished.
When Papa Pea and I married, I got a job with a large company while he changed his major to education (and had a long career as an excellent teacher). I worked my way up in the company to become right-hand (wo)man to a vice president. The salary was good, not doubt about that, but my job did nothing to fulfill my creative desire.
I'm not saying I've not had a good life. But I am saying, using good old hindsight, I know I would have made different choices way back then.
So, big question for you. Would you have done things differently in that respect than you have?