If I Had Known

I was Sixteen years old when I left my parents because I was not willing to live under their spell, wanting me to always sit at home doing nothing. When. I was thirteen I wanted to be a doctor, I grew up with this dream not until I was 15 and joined a football club.

I really loved football with my life, After joining a local football club in my area I saw football as what I had passion for, even thinking about not furthering my education, I already thought I had the chance of playing for a big team one day, never knew that education is indeed the key to success I neglected all the advice given to me by my mom. 

This  dream of mine became serious after being picked in a prestigious competition held by popular channels TV named channels kids cup I was opportune to meet the governor of Delta State. I already saw my self playing for a big team, little did I know that football was indeed not my calling after the competition I decided to tell my dad about my ambition he refused, This then gave me a chance to live my parents house, I thought I could get a better shelter elsewhere. To cut the long story short I'm now 20 years old with nothing to count on. I knew my dream for football was just a dream, I am confused now I'm thinking of going back to my parents.

Should I go back home or continue like this with my life? If you were my parents, will you accept me back, please I need your advice?

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  • The best advice i could offer is to try to further more on your education cause i believe education is the best legacy and also make sure you make peace with your parent cause there happiness and prayers go a long way for their children.

    - Adedayo Adewuyi - 2019-10-01 11:27:24 Quote

  • Go back to your parents because parents do know what is good for their wards and they can't lead you astray in any form.sometimes you need to disobey your parents to achieve your aim and purpose but believe me,a future without a parent blessing and willingness is not guaranteed

    - Aruna Abdulwahab - 2019-10-01 11:27:35 Quote

  • Our parents are blessings upon us they always try to see ways they can correct us irrespective of our thinking and mindset. I guess you have no worries upon you if you go back they will accept you and forgive and try to make sure they help you build you dreams.

    - Mansur Isah Sulaiman - 2019-10-01 11:28:51 Quote

  • going back home to your parents house is one thing, planing what to do with your life is another 

    you need to go back home no matter the condition or consequences you face and at the same time be fully ready to do something meaningful with your life, you can start a business or learn something if you get the chance go back to school 

    - Alamu Korede - 2019-10-01 11:35:43 Quote

  • Go back home,  one thing is sure,  you parents will always accept you back because they are you parents.. Even as you go back,  have a different mindset , streamline your future in a different direction, go to school, learn a skill or just do something else.

    - Sandra Oboidhe - 2019-10-01 11:42:28 Quote

  • you should really try to go on with your education. education opens a lot of doors for more opportunities. Also try to resolve things with your parents. They're family and you should always do your best to be at peace with family

    - Temiloluwa Amurawaiye - 2019-10-01 11:47:24 Quote

  • I will advice you to go back to your parents. See there is nobody that will love you like your parents, no parent would want their wards to perish no matter how terrible that child may be. They may be annoying at times but i tell you that without your parents blessings you may end up nowhere.

    - Michael Oladeji - 2019-10-01 11:47:41 Quote

  • Its good you've realised your mistakes and you now know education is really vital in life, and you can still further your ambition of being a medical doctor you only have to be more focused now

    And you also have to go back to your parents as they would be able to tell you thr right thing to do and also support you well than anyone on earth would do

    - Agbozie Daniel - 2019-10-01 12:19:57 Quote

  • My advice for you is to go back to your parents, in this life before one can make it you need your parents blessing. And I want you to know that is not like you have a wrong dream the issue is that you are lackadaisical in the blessing that will yield is coming to manifestation. I guess it is not too late you go to your parents and explain your dream to them and you will see what will follow it 

    - Damilola Onifade - 2019-10-01 12:26:03 Quote

  • Though you made a huge mistake, you shouldn't reconsider the option of returning to your parents. Struggling by yourself at such instance will expose you to many vices  especially cyber crime. It isn't too late, return to your parents they will forgive and accept you.

    - Okeimor Success - 2019-10-01 13:10:24 Quote

  • No matter what ,your parents is your parents you should reconcile with them ,what they are doing is for your own good and you will not have any gain without their blessing in your life ,they are like your second god you won't joke with if you love your career, they will even be happy to receive you back ,but pray before going back to them

    - Ukora Kenechukwu - 2019-10-01 13:58:25 Quote

  • Our parents knows what is best for us and I know they will understand how sorry you are for leaving them. If I am your parent, I will try  to advice you more on how this life works so that you will not make such mistake again 

    - Iherinwa Chiemezie victor - 2019-10-01 14:41:02 Quote

  • First off the decison you made at first was utterly bad because you wanted to pursue your dreams but then  you would have carried your family along. I mean your parents.They brought you to this world definitely they have good intentions towards. I suggest you go back to them definitely they will forgive you. Explain what you want to do and ask them for their blessing and support.

    - Igbo Ebuka Gideon - 2019-10-01 15:06:26 Quote

  • Education is whole lot more than you think and you need it helps to shape you in any career you decide to pursue. Secondly, the importance of your parents blessings can never be over emphasized. Go back to your parents and tell you've erred, ask for their forgiveness. Then try and get them to support you in enrolling in a good football academy. The sky is your limit

    - Chimezie Anene - 2019-10-01 16:12:03 Quote

  • You have to gather the courage to go and Beg your parents For forgiveness, you shouldn't have ran away from home, whatever decision or plan they have for you is for your own good, your parents can't make a bad decision for you and More also you need to be prayerful and be of service to God

    - Austine Nwanma Cynthia - 2019-10-01 16:23:02 Quote

  • You should have listened to your parents because they re older and more exerienced than you. So my best advice to you is that you should forget all that has happened and go back to your parents and ask for forgiveness no parent will not forgive his or her child for wrong doing, also pray for God to guide you through your career and at difficult times like this.

    - Muorah Kelvin - 2019-10-01 17:40:02 Quote

  • People make mistakes especially at a young age. You're just 20 and it's definitely not too late for you to reconcile with your parents and continue with your education. 

    Once you get to university you can always join the football team and play for your school. There are university games every 2 years and there are chances too for you to be scouted with a scholarship. 

    So go back to your parents, beg them for forgiveness and concentrate on your studies.

    Good luck!

    - Irene Obasuyi - 2019-10-01 17:44:26 Quote

  • First of all leaving your parents house is always never an option so you made a big mistake now secondly going back is also not easy but you know what as long as you are their child they will happily accept you back but most important of all try to further your education.

    - Kalio Emmanuel - 2019-10-01 18:14:08 Quote

  • You need to go back to your parents no matter how things may look now,  they might be angry but it'll just be for a while cause you're still their child.  Then you need to go to God in prayers and ask him for his direction for your life ,  and then finally try going back to school because even though we say Education isn't all that,  Education is still  very important in building us. 

    - Janet Enemali - 2019-10-01 18:20:30 Quote

  • I think you should go back home and reason with your parents. They should surely allow you to stay with them and with time they will help you with your ambition in life. God is with you my brother. 

    - Okafor Chigaemezu Ifeanyi - 2019-10-01 18:37:08 Quote

  • Please you have to run back to your parents. I believe they will forgive you. Don't allow your past to distroy your future and also try to go back to school it's very important. You can still achieve your dream of becoming a doctor.

    - Cecilia David - 2019-10-01 18:41:03 Quote

  • It's good you are thinking of going back to your parent because that's the best number 1 step to take. You are 20 years old with nothing to count on is not a problem if you go back to your parent now because your parents are in the best position to lead you alright.

    - Favour Idemudia - 2019-10-01 18:48:37 Quote

  • You have been away for sometime and your parents will have missed you and would love to take you back but going back is not relax, 

    You can be in your parents house and still plan your life and become something good at least with their help and advice you will make it. 

    - Mercy Nwaimo - 2019-10-01 18:48:53 Quote

  • As a man thinks in his heart so he his. Nobody can change what you've concluded about yourself so if you say your football dream was nothing but just dreams then there's nothing anyone can do about it. Don't forget Richarlison of Everton FC who went for a football screening with the last money he had, he didn't have any hope of going back home if he wasn't selected but what happened, he was chosen because he didn't give up

    - Okpegoboroh Oghenefega - 2019-10-01 18:49:56 Quote

  • If you think you could furthermore on your education yourself it will be very much difficult, my best advise for you is to go back to your parents and I believe they will accept you back as a prodigal son

    - Emmanuel Omotoso - 2019-10-01 18:52:23 Quote

  • I will only tell you that your parents are missing and would gladly accept you back home because no place like home, please save your mom the pains and go home.

    - Obalu Johnkennedy Kenechukwu - 2019-10-01 19:02:22 Quote

  • It's never too late,you can still have education and parents are guiding angels you should go back to them . I'm sure they will forgive you,then you can focus on your new life and archive a better dream 

    - Ayeni Habib Akinbola - 2019-10-01 19:10:38 Quote

  • As the going says, if education is too much try ignorance. I believe that you have tried it and it didn't work well for you,now I'll advise you go back as a prodigal son and beg for your parents forgiveness no doubts with your mums love they'll accept you back. 

    - Gift Amadi - 2019-10-01 19:13:13 Quote

  • Life as it is seem is full of misfortune and when it turn to fortune we enjoy , thier is no harm in trial because if you succedded in that dreams all your failure will be wipped but as it seem they will remember and use bad words on you because of the failure , but all together thier is no success without and thier is no light without friction of matches , you will be forgiven and be accepted if you parents are reasonable enough.

    - Chidiogo ekechukwu - 2019-10-01 19:14:26 Quote

  • you made a mistake you where a teenager that is what teenager do your parent will accept u back your daddy may not but with time he will, your mother will accept you one she see u  that is women for you on like men

    - Oseiwe Aletor - 2019-10-01 19:25:36 Quote

  • After all said and done my brother, there's nothing like family. Your family will remain your family and your true home. Don't be shy to return home. You're not yet a prodigal child. Only let your parents see the change which this lesson has given you. Your family ever loves you. Go back.

    - Victor Ifeanyi - 2019-10-01 19:27:16 Quote

  • This requires baby steps. First of all go back to your parents... If the prodigal son in the bible could be taken back I think they will take yoy back. Also though it is going to be hard for them but I know they will end up accepting it, make them forgive you not forcing them though but let them see you've changed, go back to your books, help them out in the little way you can, show them respect then talk to them aboy furthering your education because at this point it is really import and don't give up on your passion or whatever that makes you happy.. Playing football does not have to be your job or anything but it can be something you do for fun because it makes you feel happy and alive

    - Hilda Egenti - 2019-10-01 19:39:31 Quote

  • Almost similar to the prodigal son!😢

    But ur parents are always ur parents unconditionaly.. They know wat is good and bad for you anyway even if u wanted being a footballer u should have take ur parents advice... On my on suggestion now wat you have to do first is to go back to ur parents ask for their forgiveness and hold tight unto God if ur destiny is truly to be a footballer or a doctor it will surely come true.. There is still hope you are just 20 years old. 

    - Wilfred Ogidan - 2019-10-01 19:39:46 Quote

  • I'll advice you go back to your parents. Parents really know what is right for their children. Although you made a mistake, it can also be corrected as it is never too late. So go back and further your education as education is actually the key to success. Wish you goodluck.

    - Michelle Anavberokhai - 2019-10-01 19:45:52 Quote

  • Bro, you just have to go back to your parents! Reconcile with them, they would accept you back as their child. But on the level off education you have to complete it, otherwise you learn a good trade...

    - Eze Ifeanyi - 2019-10-01 19:46:38 Quote

  • Since you have realise your mistake my advice to you is to go back home and apologize to your parents,  I'm sure they will forgive you and tell them what you want to do which is education,  I'm sure you will be forgiven by them

    - Osayemi Akeem Olasunkanmi - 2019-10-01 20:01:40 Quote

  • You yourself know you are not enjoying yourself, so it's you back home because you are not forsaken or neglected by your parents it was you who neglected them. They will surely accept you back. Moreover there is still ti.me for you to do something better with your life.

    - Olawole Taofeek - 2019-10-01 20:04:16 Quote

  • The truth is that you shouldn't have left your home like that, because they are your parents and they cannot deceive you, well you can make decisions for yourself but when things are not working the way you plan it then you have to follow your parents advice.

    Well since you left home and things did not work out the way you planned it, no one to assist you you have no other choice than to go back to your parents and apologize to them and let them see how sorry you are now, because now you are just like that Prodigal son who later went back to the father and apologize to him because he new that what he did was very wrong, so the father saw how sorry the son was and accepted him back with so much joy. 

    Then tell me why won't your Own parents accept you back if you go and down on your kneels and tell him how sorry you are for your actions.

    Just try this way OK I believe it will help.

    - Amarachi Akubueze - 2019-10-01 20:06:52 Quote

  • My dear, I hope the story of Prodigal son, who after lavishly spent a lot of money and wealth he collected from the father later went back to ask for forgiveness. You too can do that. Go ahead and meet your family. I think seriously need you around especially now you have come back to your sense. Mind you that you are 20 years does not stop you from going to school or continue from where you stop. Go home, your family needs you

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-01 20:23:34 Quote

  • My dear, I hope the story of Prodigal son, who after lavishly spent a lot of money and wealth he collected from the father later went back to ask for forgiveness. You too can do that. Go ahead and meet your family. I think seriously need you around especially now you have come back to your sense. Mind you that you are 20 years does not stop you from going to school or continue from where you stop. Go home, your family needs you

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-01 20:23:41 Quote

  • Returning home isn't a bad decision. The prodigal son returned home after taking his inheritance and you've done no such thing plus you're 20 and thats still pretty young you have time to return to school if you want or pursue another career path, but you should consider returning home first

    - Prosper Ebubechukwu - 2019-10-01 20:31:59 Quote

  • I think you should go back home, your parents may be angry at you, but they will still accept you back.

    You made a mistake at a young age(teen), but now you are a grown-up, you've realized your mistakes and willing to change.

    But remember you are 20years old and you won't stay long with them.

    So as you are with them also find what you can do to sustain you.

    And also pray to God.

    - Victor Ekpenyong - 2019-10-01 20:43:56 Quote

  • My candid advice to you is to go back to your parents house and believe you me they will gladly accept and from there you plan your life in a new way and forget about football of thing, it is never too late to start with new vision 

    - Eklou Gbenga Tunde - 2019-10-01 20:44:05 Quote

  • The best thing to do is to find way to further your education and again go back to you parent 

    Our parents are indeed a blessing to us,  so going back to them and furthering your education should be the next thin in your agenda

    - Patrick Juliet - 2019-10-01 20:46:25 Quote

  • If at all you want to achieve your aim with this dream never forget parents prayer is the best. You need your parents prayer and they accepting that you want to join a football club before you go.

    A wrong step taken from you but it's not too late. Go home and meet your parents. I'm very sure they will be glad to see you after a long time

    - Muheez Oladimeji - 2019-10-01 21:07:57 Quote

  • To err is human and to forgive is divine,u need your family now that u have realize your mistakes, its never too late to go back to school.u re not a looser until u quit trying.God help you as you go  back home like the prodigal son.goodluck

    - Ogochukwu Chidiogo - 2019-10-01 21:22:35 Quote

  • Education is prior at an early stage for basic understanding but to tell you the brutal truth, education doesn't determine one's success in life. You don't have to be a PHD holder to be the richest person. In school we have Biology 101, chemistry 101. Where is Investment 101? Where is Money 101? School is just showing us how to play it safe. 

    Please you can prosper without a PhD. And yes, as a prodigal son/daughter you go back to your parents. 

    - PRINCEWILL KENECHUKWU EGWUDIKE - 2019-10-01 21:27:19 Quote

  • Believe me you,before you can receive favour from the sight of the Lord you need to go back home,go back to your parents and deeply apologize, apologize and let them pray for you... Education is the best thing they can give you,you need to go to school because from there opportunities arises​ 

    - Emmanuel Adelanwa - 2019-10-01 21:29:05 Quote

  • Please go back to your parents okay life without your parents is like one living In hell

    Try to continue or farther your education nomatter what because education is the only key to success

    Don't also forget to your God

    - Caplife Osuji - 2019-10-01 21:34:00 Quote

  • To my own opinion, i think even your parents will be delighted to welcome you back. Football ambition is a nice pursuit but it somehow hard to get to the peak. Go back home and restrategize how your life before its too late.

    - Billy John - 2019-10-01 21:40:30 Quote

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