Everything starts with an idea. Sometimes my ideas turn out to be wonderful, and sometimes they turn out to be complete failures. And sometimes, just making plans is the hard part.
Last night was the season premiere of cycle 24 of America's Next Top Model, and everyone rejoice, as Tyra Banks is back. I don't hate Rita Ora, but last season just seemed a little misled. I think of it as ANTM trying something new, but then realizing that we need Tyra.
Have I made the most fatal mistake of my life? After three successful years of university, I dropped out. I had a good reason (one that you don't really need to know about), but I was still surrounded by shame. I dropped out right in time for me to graduate. One more year, and I would have completed my undergrad. Another year after that, I would have earned my teaching degree. But despite all of that, I dropped out anyway. Am I a loser?
It may come as a surprise to you
For almost every single person on the planet, abuse is a topic that begs to not be discussed. We encourage people to come forward about their abuse, to share their stories with the world, but then the conversation often stops. It can be hard to recover from a traumatic experience when no one really wants to talk about it, because the subject matter is too uncomfortable.