This article touched a chord and a few heartsrings as well. I don't know of anyone who looks back on his/her life that doesn't experience some regret for the road not traveled. Hindsight is a wonderful but unforgiving thing. It sounds a lot like you followed the natural evolution of the way most people live their lives. Our perspective and priorities always change with our age and life experiences. One can only hope that in reviewing the choices made, that we made many more good ones than bad, and that we haven't left animosities, improprieties, and disputes unresolved. Hopefully we can reflect and say to ourselves, "I've done the important things. I've lead a good life." Then we can feel like we can truly go "Home" again.
They're just fish, right? Right?