She is not alone in making wrong choices, though many bad choices have much more serious consequences. Interestingly, Jesus warned us of this problem a couple of thousand years ago. Jesus said:
Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as "Lord," but they still won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell me, "Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name." But I will reply, "I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized" (Matthew 7:21-23 NLT)
Another terrible realization made too late!
What about you, are you trying to reach for the right thing only to get the wrong one?
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, "You are truly my disciples if you keep obeying my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
If you want to reach out and grab the right thing, then you better be directed by the "word" of God. How about taking a closer look at what God says about your life and faith now rather than coming to a "terrible realization" later.