I swear this is true. I think I was probably around 12 years old when I started thinking to myself their would be no way I would ever be like my parents. I wouldn’t be like the people or the parents they were and I grabbed onto that and work my ass off to ensure it never happened, and the thing is, in any case I don’t think we realize those people are role models of what not to do until we look back and see how far we have come.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store