I'm going to give Moms Tree House's Writing Club a try for the first time this week. Each Monday she posts a couple of writing prompts. On Friday we can come back and link up our posts for others to enjoy. I'm going to give this a shot because I do enjoy prompts to expand my thinking and writing skills.
This week I am choosing prompt #2: Something stupid you did as a teenager but do not regret.
I did a lot of really, really stupid things as a teenager. A LOT! I was really a rotten kid from the time I was about 11 years old until shortly before my 16th birthday. Even after I turned 16 I didn't have the best decision making skills. At least by then my parents weren't ready to ship me off to military school anymore. I regret MOST of the mistakes I made. There aren't too many that I would go back and do again- that's for sure.
Probably the biggest and most stupid thing I did was move in with my boyfriend Bill only four days after I turned 18. My mom is most likely going to have a heart attack to hear this, but I don't regret that. I DO regret many of the things that happened while I lived with Bill, but the whole living with him thing really changed my life, mostly for the better. I had to grow up real fast after that experience. I learned humility in that year, too. Crawling back to Mommy and Daddy and saying you were wrong is not an easy thing to do at such a young age- when you think you rule the world and can do no wrong.
I lived with Bill for less than a year, but I the lessons I learned lasted a lifetime. I learned to stand up for myself. I learned that I was more valuable than to be treated like a door mat. I learned that even when I messed up good my parents would be there and help me put life back together. No, I don't regret the opportunity to have my heart broken and to grow up. I needed to be knocked down, picked back up, and to know that life didn't always go my way.
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