Life is never straightforward or simple. Nor is anything guaranteed. Sometimes you take chances and the result is not what you thought it would be.
I took a chance and, well, it didn’t turn out as expected.
I had hoped that the consequence of this choice would be a positive one, but it was not meant to be.
I sort of saw it coming, but I hoped that it would not turn out as is it did.
Even though it hurts, I am proud of myself for trying. I did learn something about myself, something which I needed to learn.
One of the posts on my facebook wall recently said that our best teachers are our mistakes. Very prophetic.
I can only go forward and take that lesson and experience with me. As much as I keep wishing it, there is no going back and undoing what has already been done.
20 years ago, producer Glen Ballard and singer/songwriter Alanis Morisette sat down to collaborate on Jagged Little Pill. It has since sold more than 33 million copies and is one of my favorite albums of all time.
This album is nothing short of cathartic and real. Right Through You is about fake people and seeing them for who they really are. You Oughta Know is still perfect song for when your significant other has left you for someone else. Head Over Feet is about falling in love. You Learn is about falling down and then picking yourself right back up. Perfect is when you feel like you are not meeting the expectations of your elders.
This album got me through my teenage years and still gets me through the rough spots of life.
Thank you, Alanis Morisette and Glen Ballard for this amazing album. Even after 19 years, it is still my go to album when the emotions are swirling around my psyche and I need to express myself.