After the march 2011 quake and nuclear meltdown I was one of very few foreigners in the affected area that made the decision to stay.
The result for me was the most awful depression and fear, our house was badly damaged and my garden I loved became unusable owing to fallout, still I stubbornly refused to leave this place. I just hope my children are not affected by my decision to stay. Hindsight is 20/20. A decision made based entirely on circumstance (flat broke)
It bothers me a lot but take full responsibility for it.
This is very true. I can't blame any of my bad decisions on circumstances, although I have tried to blame circumstances at times. I just wish I knew then what I know now. There are so many days in my life that I'd like to repeat, making a different decision the second time around.