Been thinking about when the choices you’ll have to make to determine the path you’ll take become the choices you’ve made and the path you’ve taken. I mean, I’m not done yet, but I’m more acutely aware of the “I’m never gonna’s.”
Where I went to undergrad is done and dusted, so too with law school. Where I cut my teeth, what jobs I did to kick off my career, etc. Each of those choices are inked in, and there’s no redoing them.
Yes, you can always do something else but you can never go back and make them your first choice. And those choices will impact future ones. I love the adage, “Life is like jazz, there are no wrong notes but there are better choices.”