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It’s been a while since I have participated in the One Word Challenge. If you aren’t familiar with this, I’ve linked today’s topic word here. As soon as I saw the word for today, a picture popped into my head and then a story appeared. Here is the story I got.


How did I get here?
All my life, I’ve done what was expected of me.
I’ve followed the straight and narrow.
I’ve followed the rules, even the ones I disagreed with.
I was good.
I was honest.
So, how did I get here?

It isn’t like I just woke up one day and decided I wanted to be the exact opposite of myself.
There was no master plan.
There was no plot I wanted to twist.
I wasn’t looking to make a splash or rock the boat.
I was good.
I was honest.
So, how did I get here?

One choice after another, then another and the next, I got here.
Every opportunity to choose differently was presented.
Each decision seemed small, so small that I didn’t notice which patch each stepping stone started to move towards.
I was good.
I was honest.
At least, I used to be.

Whether I care to admit it or not, I put me here.
I have only myself to blame.
Turn to your profile, the booking officer says.
I used to be good.
I used to be honest.
Now, where do I go from here?

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