Tag: Mistakes

The Things That Will Follow You Forever

Oh, the things I’ve done. I’m incredibly lucky that the internet wasn’t around when I was a teenager. Otherwise, I’m sure there would be at least one viral video of me ________ the _______ from the _________ with my __________ as everyone _________ around me. (Redacted for your own peace of mind.) Today, however, the internet has made it very possible…

The Things You’ll Beat Yourself Up For

I’ve always been amazed at how maturity kicks in and makes me look back on the past with a bit of shame. See, I did things as a teen and young adult that I would never even think of doing now. Although I got away with it then, I don’t want to tempt fate and try to get away with…

Again, I never said I was smart

Did I ever tell you that I was 16 years old when I started college? Well, I was, but it wasn’t because I was some sort of gifted and talented kid. See, my birthday fell on January, and, while the school authorities wanted to hold me back and have me start first grade when I was six and a half,…

Oh, the mistakes you’ll make (in relationships)

I once (or twice) joked with friends that we are all allowed one really bad relationship to make us appreciate ourselves and others more. For me, that relationship happened a little over 10 years ago. I was in my early 20s, and I decided that it would be a good idea to date a woman I worked with. She was…

The dangers within healthcare

When I go to the hospital or to the doctor’s office, I expect several things. First, I expect to be treated with kindness. If my problem was self-imposed (e.g. obesity), I expect the healthcare provider(s) taking care of me to not point to me and laugh or blame me for my problem, even if it is my fault. I expect…