We make choices and from these choices flow the consequences.
Life is a series of choices: schools, jobs, friends, spouse, etc. You name it. The consequences of these choices lead us to different experiences. Some good, some bad, and some ugly (hope mostly good). We get to deal with them all.
By the way, not making a choice is a choice and there will be consequence(s) if you understand what I mean.
In the big scheme of things (aka life), what we learn from these experiences is more important than the choices themselves (assuming the choices were not terminal). For instance, it is not the failure from our choice that marks us but how we recover from it.
In the end and I mean the end with a capital ‘E,’ your life is, I hope, meaningful and worthwhile.