They say people learn when they are at their lowest points. The moment when they realize that their lives are not going the way it should be. I try to be reasonable and do the right thing, though I’m not immune to make mistakes. I make mistakes all the time, but my vulnerability is the one thing that lets people get over on me all the time. I am too nice and let people get way with too many things. I guess in a way I am far too forgiving. I try to be the person that other people want me to be. I’ve always been that way since I was younger and although I am currently reaching my twenty-sixth birthday, I am still the same. I have so much flowing through my head, and so much I want to tell me, but I hold back because I don’t want to hurt their feelings. I don’t want people to get mad at me. Well, times are changing. I don’t want to be a pushover anymore. Its been said that its not good to hold back and repress inner thoughts and that is true because if I don’t get my thoughts out I think I’m going to really snap. And when I snap, trust me, it won’t be pretty sight.
I’ve always done what people wanted me to do. When I graduated from Riverdale High School in Richmond, Virginia I stayed in state and went to Virginia State in Petersburg. I didn’t take the scholarship to Spelman College like I really wanted to. After graduation, instead of going to Law School like I wanted, I went to Medical School like my parents wanted. “Gotta keep the tradition going.” My dad said. I didn’t want to be a doctor. I wanted to practice family Law. Doing what others wanted me to do is why I am currently doing my residency at North Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. I hated everything about living in Richmond. It was a nice peaceful place but I seek adventure. I was tired of doing what others want me to do. When I said people are at their lowest point when they finally open their eyes and see, well that’s me. Although I come from a very prestigious family in Richmond, and everything I could possibly imagine, I was not happy. I feel like I am honestly at my lowest point. Which is why I am packing up my bags and moving to Denver, Colorado and starting over. I plan on turning my resignation into the hospital on my way to the airport. I won’t even tell my parents I am leaving. They think I am packing up to move in a condo that I just purchased down the street from the hospital. Oh how wrong they are. I was even looking forward to breaking off my engagement to Thurston Alexander Powell Jr. It was my parent’s idea to get involved with him the first place. We’ve been dating since high school. Daddy said that it would be the best thing if two of the most prestigious families become connected. The Walton’s and the Stevenson’s were the richest families in Richmond. Thurston and I both came from families of Doctors, Lawyers, and Politicians. I wanted no part of it. Thurston did not have any problem doing exactly what his daddy wanted. NOT ME. I’m moving on right along with my name. I’m no longer going by Lauren Renee Stevenson. From now on I’m Mia Anderson. I found a job as School Counselor in Denver. Luckily I double majored in Biology Premed and Psychology. When I went to Medical school I specialized in Pediatrics as well as Psychiatry. Though I had no interest in opening up a private practice. All I know is Denver here I come.
If I told him once, I must’ve told him million times. Never trust a woman that would cheat on her boyfriend to be with him. My twin brother Javin never listens to me. He believes that since he is exactly 54 seconds older than me he doesn’t have to take my advice. Now because he didn’t listen he found himself heartbroken and over some trick. Javin is a pretty boy, and a player but when he falls for a woman he falls hard. Suddenly he is in a trance and would do whatever she wanted. Well, Terri, the woman he was seeing, talked him into buying her a Lexus, a condo, and a new wardrobe. He was pretty happy until he found out she was cheating on him. Of course he was smart enough to break it off with her and got the Lexus back, but unfortunately the condo was in her name. When Terri found out that my brother wanted nothing to do with her she went crazy. And I mean real crazy. She started calling him nonstop, following him wherever he went and even made a scene at our office Morgan and Morgan. We were both lawyers and had our own practice. So, we don’t need any crazy people showing up at our office embarrassing the hell out of us. He got a restraining order out on her and everything hopefully that will keep her crazy **** away. That is exactly why I chose to stay away from any type of relationships. Women are all about drama. I got a few boos that I hook up with from time to time but it is nothing serious. My first priority is my daughter and work.