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I’m not a Pakistani girl being shot in the head by the Taliban

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm

ImageAlso known as, “Are you kidding me?”  Also known as, “WTF!”  If you know me, you’ve heard me spout this mantra nearly all year long.

I wish I had never seen that movie Sliding Doors, you know, the one with Gwyneth Paltrow.  Actually I wish I hadn’t seen a lot of her movies and wish to see less of her in general.  But I always think of that movie when I have a “what if” moment. 

What if I hadn’t left my bag on the front seat of my car last week so that a thief could smash the window and steal it?  What if I hadn’t bought that condo I’m trying to have taken away from me?  What if I had a healthy relationship with food?  What if I hadn’t responded to studio1394 on Match.com because he was under 30 and his profile said he wanted someone much younger than me? 

I’m not a Pakistani girl being shot by the Taliban, although it feels like I’m walking around with a black cloud over my head.  I tell myself this because it could always be worse.  And I hate that saying, “it could always be worse.”  Because of course it could!  It has been worse.  It will be worse again someday.  But it could be better couldn’t it?  And that “worse” scenario is just some vague concept but not being a Pakistani girl being shot in the head by the Taliban is a real thing.  A real thing that I am thankful did not happen to me.


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