10 Amazing Life Lessons #5

Make Mistakes

I have made my fair share of mistakes.  Some days I think I’ve done more than my fair share, but if it weren’t for the mistakes and lessons I’ve learned from them I wouldn’t be who and what I am today.

My early 20’s was an experiment in frustration and anger.  I didn’t like myself back then; I don’t think I liked other people very much either.  It started with a bad decision when I was 18 and just snowballed until I was depressed and didn’t know which way was up any more but with the love and support of my family and a wonderful councilor  I fought my way up out of the pit I was miring myself in.

It wasn’t easy to get myself out of that pit but when I did?  The sky was bluer, the grass greener and laughter was beautiful again.

I still didn’t like myself very much but I was able to laugh; that’s a huge thing when all you’ve been able to see is darkness and despair.  (For some reason that sentence took me back to Hee Haw days, lol.)

I had to learn how to avoid or get out of hot button topics and it wasn’t until earlier this year that I was finally able to say to someone that the conversation would be changed or stopped.  I don’t think I’ve ever felt so elated about something I’ve done as I did that day and it only took me 20+ years to do it!

Just to clarify, Miriam Webster defines a hot button as: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other.

Pretty much anything related to politics is a hot button topic for most people


About tj6james6

I still write fanfiction and edit for others, but my life has moved on to other things. Now I’m interested in Essential Oils and a healthier lifestyle.

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