THEN THE “IN” CROWD COUNTED
Even if I didn’t like members of the “cool” group, I ingratiated myself to them. Goodness knows why. Insecurity? Need to feel accepted? If you can’t beat them, join them?
NOW I know there’s no such thing as an “in” crowd, and those who act like they’re a part of one aren’t welcome to a seat at my table.
THEN MY HORMONES WERE NUTSY!
I had crushes on all kinds of men, and a few bordered on obsession.
NOW Thank goodness, that didn’t last.
THEN I SMOKED LIKE A CHIMNEY!
I was smoking practically every waking hour, as much as two packs a day.
NOW I haven’t touched a cigarette in over 30 years, thanks to hypnosis and determination.
THEN I COULDN’T ADMIT I WAS WRONG
Accepting that I may have made a careless, thoughtless or dumb error would have been akin to being a failure.
NOW I’ve finally digested the fact that it’s perfectly okay to make most mistakes. They simply don’t prevent you from succeeding.