That stanza by Frost has been pounded into my head by my Enlgish teachers over the years and I like it so much.Hi. I don't know if I can be much help but I can relate.
I regret so so so much. I have had so many opportunities and not grasped them/ran away from them.
I went away to university. I didn't last one week so I came home and went to a university nearby. I was unhappy there and felt left out and failed so the next year I went away to university again. I was so miserable and was on the verge of quitting so many times but I did stay and get the degree (In English and American Studies). Which is useless. I had a horrible time there being so lonely and I regret not getting involved more and trying to have some fun. I came home basically every weekend so I would have saved so much hassle and money by staying at the university near home but at least I'll not have to wonder what it could have been like; I tried it and I failed so bad at being a normal person.
Oh, and then I went to the US, by myself, to go do work experience, a simple summer job, as my degree was good for nothing and I'd never worked. Well I lasted 3 days and didn't even start the job. It haunts me all the time how useless I was in running away. I regret not staying and wonder if I could have changed had I stayed.
Anyway so I can relate. I think you have to try and accept that what is in the past is done. And you should be proud of going to college and whilst your degree might not be so great for getting you a job at the moment, maybe one day it will be make the difference for you, in being able to take a certain opportunity? And hopefully you learnt some interesting things?
Maybe if you keep yourself busy doing things you enjoy your mind won't be able to wander to regret so much?
Sometimes I like to think that whatever has happened/the choices I made, no matter how much they didn't turn out so good at the time, that maybe in the long run they're for the best; eg. I might meet a wonderful person/a great grouop of friends that I would not have met had I gone down another path? Then again I'm still miserable and alone lol.
I shall leave you with the last stanza from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
You don't have to answer them for yourself either. You don't really know if the answer is going to be positive or negative. If you decide on an answer based on mere speculation anyway, nothing will change. In my experience those questions just served to put myself down for the choices I've made when it was entirely unnecessary.Anyways, I realize no one on this board can answer these questions for me