needed to be worked on. If it weren't for the pain of that situation, it might have been a very long time before I realized who I had become. I am so so grateful for the lessons I learned.
Living With an Old Best Friend
After Friend 1 and 2 moved out, I was forced to very quickly find a replacement (for financial reasons) and, as luck would have it, an old friend of mine and her husband, baby, and pets needed a place to go ASAP. So it was that I embarked on the biggest lesson of my life to date (yeah. even bigger than the one just listed). To make a long story short: I learned more about my own issues (yay!), was prompted to start identifying the underlying causes, and also got evicted (yep. you read that right. the story is here if you want to read it)
All of these things were lessons. Sure, they were hard, but without them I wouldn't have grown.