Thursday, June 2, 2011

Note to self, don't over think it.

Graduate school. I keep repeating it to myself, because sometimes I don’t believe it. So many times in my life, I could have taken the wrong turn and ended up dead, and too many times, I did take that wrong turn and just got lucky. I am sober now, but I gave a fair share of my money to the liquor industry over the years, and when younger tried just about every street drug available. Probably a good thing for bad experiences or I might have taken things too far.

I have thought about this on and off over the last few months and it came up again last night while eating with a friend. She was telling me of her personal conflicts from the past and although different, good life lessons. I understand people who have lived life and been to the edge, I think it makes them appreciate and understand things better.


Cartoon Characters said...


Funny how we have to sometimes learn the "hard way" - and I mean myself as well, although in a different way than yourself.

Kudos to you!! :)

Amber said...

Agreed!! Everyone has a past which leads them to their future in some way or another. I feel like you - took the wrong turn plenty of times and just got lucky and had a little help from above. All worth it ultimately! Good luck w/ grad school :) It's not so bad!

Estelle Darling said...

"Probably a good thing for bad experiences or I might have taken things too far."

I agree 100% and I can say the exact same thing.
Although I would love to say that I was smart enough to have been able to avoid all the crap that has happened over the past two or three years, you can't learn from the mistakes you don't make. As clichéd as it is, what hasn't killed us has made us stronger (albeit, a little more neurotic). ;)
Take care, NP.

A Doc 2 Be said...

For reasons I won't explain, thank you for posting this. Was exactly what I needed to hear and quite often, is exactly what everyone needs to do:

Stop overthinking things

NP Odyssey said...

Thanks all, the school of hard knocks is sometimes the longest and best place to learn.

PA Supertammy said...

Sometimes it is so strange to compare life now to what it used to be. Hopefully the perspective helps us be better people.

Red Stethoscope said...

This is an interesting perspective. I remember telling a friend once about stupid (out of character) things that I had done and she said something like, "Sometimes you have to experience those things to know WHY you don't do the things that you don't do."