One thing we all have in common is mistakes. I’ve certainly had more than my fair share. Many of them have caused much pain in my life. Some of that pain was temporary, and some of it was long lasting. But it all was my teacher. I am a decent student, be it in a regular classroom or through the years of education I’ve obtained from living my life. Not all of our lessons come easy, do they? Nor can they be easily erased as if written with pencil or chalk. Some of mine unfortunately have been penned in permanent marker, and of course those are the ones that others like to remind you of over and over again. But, I’m thankful for my experiences. They’ve all brought me to where I am today. They have all had a purpose in my life. Always remember that when someone is trying to beat you up with your past, your past is just a stepping stone to your future. If someone has a problem with it, then that pretty much says it all. You have experience. They have a problem….