Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I Finally Tried the Taste of Regret

In two weeks, there will be a Body Combat initial module training in Seoul. Tomorrow's the registration deadline and I'm letting it go, again.



Let me take you back to 5 years ago, when I was only 16 and didn't have anything fancy to wear in the gym. I decided to join the initial module training for Body Combat with two of my friends, and my parents had finally given me the permission (and their credit card to pay for the training fee).


My brother who was the manager in Celebrity Fitness Teraskota had already sponsored me and we signed and submitted the form. Two days after the registration deadline, everyone who registered for the training got an email from Les Mills about the details they need to prepare. I didn't get anything, so I emailed them asking, you know, 'where's mine?' and they told me that they never received my submitted form and the payment didn't succeed. After a long (and tiring) back-and-forth Q&A and confirmation emails with the LM team, my friends whose names were already on the list, and my brother the fitness facility manager, LM finally agreed to let me re-submit my form and participate in the training.


Then I made this very stupid mistake; I didn't resubmit the form. I thought I was tired from the long discussion and let myself think that there's always next time. Surprise surprise, that was my only chance.


By the time they had another Body Combat module training in Jakarta, I was busy with my preparation for National Exams. And by the next time they had another one, I was busy with my preparation for college. My parents wouldn't let me join, firstly because they wanted my to focus on my education instead of some fun little hobby, secondly because they believed after I move to Korea, I'd find some new hobby and Body Combat would just be another 'I-used-to-do' thing.


Now, even though I have some part-time jobs and scholarship, almost all of it will be used to pay for my tuition fee next semester and my rent is not gonna pay itself, so... yeah, I've been carrying a little regret for the last 5 years. In addition, the training fee now is so much more expensive than 5 years ago (don't forget about the currency rate which keeps on going up), leaving me a little more of the bitter taste.


Those 'YOLO' quotes, apparently are not very stupid, I guess. Second chances are not always there.