I think of this subject from time to time. One can't go back in time, and truthfully I don't think I'd want to. We can only move forward with the limited time we're given. Below are a few quotes of inspiration that stand out to me. I'm a Christian so the first is from Proverbs, one is from my former boss and CEO and another is from Ralf Waldo Emerson.
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”
“My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Ralf Waldo Emerson
My thought is that you will take "your" path. We are all on one and there are lots of paths and trails one can take in life. They all have different challenges, consequences and rewards. Just make sure your path is the very best one for you. Make it an awesome adventure.