“Maybe it’s just inexperience?“- yes, in regard to the latest, basement project, being inexperience takes away from confidence. But in regard to doubting your choices, such as whether you should or shouldn’t have gotten a dog: do you often or regularly doubt your choices after the fact?
Chronic Regret is a painful way to live, meaning: you choose something then double guess yourself and regret, choose something else and regret again. I used to regret a lot, double and triple guessing myself and suffering a lot this way. It’s a mental-emotional habit born in a childhood where a parent repeatedly tells you that what you choose is wrong (that’s all it takes).