Ten years of my life flew by while I tried to figure out how to deal with Tourette’s Syndrome. That’s 3,650 days, not counting leap years, which I’m not smart enough to figure out.
And now, even though unhelpful wishful thinking is threatening to overtake baseball as America’s favorite pastimes, I find myself wishing I’d caught on sooner. That I’d moved quicker, sooner.
But I didn’t.
At the same time, there are things I wouldn’t change. Someone recently asked me what I would do if I could suddenly choose not to have Tourette’s. Their jaw hit the floor when I said that, given the choice, I would keep it. It has been a merciless teacher, and I’m better for it.
Pain gives perspective. Even though TS has been the hardest thing in my life, I don’t wish that I’d never had it. I just wish I’d handled it better, sooner.
So here’s the question: think about the hardest thing in your life. You don’t have to say what it is if you’re uncomfortable with it.
Would you change “it” if you could? What would you gain if you got rid of the hardest thing in your life? How might it affect you negatively?
Or, if you find these questions asinine, hack into the system and delete this blog. I can start another one.
PS: Did you get a guest post from me yet?
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