Of all these accomplishments, there's one that's not on the list. One that ranks 1,000 notches higher... One thing each person MUST achieve.
I found my independence.
It was lost for a brief time. Before my induction into the Idiot Hall of Fame, I relied on M. to drive me places. E. to show me around campus. J. to keep me entertained and pay half the rent.
Oh what Nitwit Mistakes!
Three major relationship failures later, I was finally seeing the dilemma. No one else was going to make me happy except me.
When I set out solo, I discovered my own manual. After I'd read it, tested it, and perfected it, I just happen to pick up a passenger.
My graduate degree is just paper. My job is just a job. And C. is great, but I don't need him to smile or to laugh.
These things didn't change my life.
Learning how to fly my own plane did!