What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Marry for love.
Okay, maybe not that. Maybe I say that because I thought I was marrying for love, but I wasn’t. And I sure as fuck didn’t marry for money. Most of the time, I think I’d be happier if I had married for money.
Oh, wait! I know!
Fairy Tales aren’t real.
I wish no one had ever said those words to me. Those words ruined my life. Being told the love I was looking for only existed in fiction—in fairy tales—that ruined me. It broke me. It made me give up. It made me sad. It put an end to my [relatively] happy twenties. And it made me settle. Now I’ve been married for so long to who I think is the wrong man, and it’s too late for me to have the love [and the life] I always wanted.
I know you’re thinking ‘it’s never too late‘, but to me, it is. Part of ‘the love [and the life] I always wanted‘ was being young and happy and excited and optimistic about my future with my soulmate… with so much life ahead of me… and spending that life with him. None of that is going to happen. It’s too late.
p.s. — Allow me to give you all a piece of advice that I wish someone had given me: Never settle. Doing that was the worst decision I ever made… and I’ve made some really horrible decisions.