28 February 2015

On a Scale of 1 - 5, I'll give it an 11

In July 2014, I went to a movie with Girl Twin. We saw something scary, though I have forgotten the title. While watching the film, I peeled all my fake fingernails off, and damaged my thumbnail in the process. It hurt for days. But, I decided then and there that  would stop biting my nails. And I did; for a few months. My new nails grew back brittle and weak. Each time one broke, I would have to glue a fake fingernail over it to prevent me from biting again.

Fast forward to the month of February 2015. My nails are the longest they have been in years. They are finally healthy -- for the most part. I paint them to prevent me from biting. The issue now is that when the paint on one nail chips, I find myself peeling the nail polish off all of them. Clearly, it is an OCD issue; probably the same one that makes me want to bite them. I don't mind the temptation. It serves as a reminder that I can still earn the "W", even when the outcome isn't perfect. 

That is a lesson I wish I would have learned 20 years ago. I suppose there are a lot of things we wish we had done, seen, avoided, etc. over the years. There's still time.      

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.