Here is the definition of Fate, by dictionary.com:
1. something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind.
2. the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again.
3. that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate.
4. a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate.
5. death, destruction, or ruin.
Sounds kind of bleak. Even in the definition, fate seems to best its players. My main character, Tanzy Hightower, is a victim or champion of fate, depending on how you look at it. She is not fated to complete one action, she's fated to choose between two. Still each choice comes with a price tag.
Are we master of our fate? Are we aware of the price we pay when we make a choice, or does it only make itself known down the road?
I don't regret choosing to stick with an equine business management degree in college. (Not entirely, anyway.) My road here has been long, winding, and sometimes eventful, but I am now pulling from many of those connections to spread the word about Moonlit. However, I do wish I'd minored in either English or Creative Writing instead of Politics. And, if I could go back, there are a few friendships I would not have let scatter in the wind.
What about you? Do you believe in some kind of fate? What choices would you undo given the opportunity?