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Who made my life hell?

All the girls in high school. I was a brainy nerd in high school. All the “cool” girls who were not as smart and played the “cool” sports – basketball, field hockey – looked down on me, made fun of me, picked on me and made my life generally miserable.

I made it easier for them. I didn’t have the internal fortitude to stand up to them. I never fought back.

I read something that said by the time you turn 30, you should forgive the mean girls in high school. I didn’t like high school. I didn’t go to my reunion because of those girls. I want nothing to do with them.

But it is time to forgive them. I didn’t make it by 30, but it’s time. It’s also time to forgive myself for allowing it to happen.

I will leave that behind me and move on.

Tomorrow: Someone you didn’t want to let go of but just drifted