’’Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that’s alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss “No way, it’s all good”, it didn’t slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated
Look, I’m still around’’
Everyone has a story. It may be good, bad or a little of both but it is your story that makes up who are and who you have become. This is what prompted Jen and me to write about our stories. As you have read, sometimes our stories are hard to hear. They maybe unflattering and raw—but they are honest.
For me, I have chosen to write about these things because for so long they were the shameful and not-so-proud moments of my life. These experiences that I kept hidden and buried left me feeling broken and somewhat embarrassed about the choices that I made.
But now, when I write about these sometimes painful and shockingly naïve times in my life, I try to embrace the lesson, experience and even the humor. I think being able to laugh at yourself is very cathartic. Often times, Jen and I will be on the phone, talking about our next blog and we will be laughing because the experiences that we have been through are so utterly ridiculous and unbelievable that we can’t help but to find the humor.
I know everyone can relate to this and I hope that you can find peace in your past, no matter how crazy or painful. What you have been through doesn’t define you. We have a lot more to write about and believe it or not– it gets better! We will be taking a small break from the blog to answer some questions from some of our readers. Also, I’d like to give shout out to Alphonso for dropping off the face of the earth and starting this whole thing.
Thank-you for reading our Apartment B-303 series and don’t forget to stay tuned to find out how our friendships and our lives unravel.
“You’re so mean, when you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead
So complicated, look how big, you’ll make it
Filled with so much hatred, such a tired game
It’s enough! I’ve done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, I’ve seen you do the same”
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I have loved reading this, though , as you say, sometimes it’s hard to hear.
What you wrote in this note is so, so true . Sharing your stories via art ( writing) is therapeutic and redemptive…. Believe me, I know.
Thank you both for sharing with us.