“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born…”
(David Copperfield by Charles Dickens)
The beginning of my journey started out like most life changing events do… On an ordinary day, I got dumped. Badly. I fought valiantly (maybe not intelligently) to hold on to the relationship but lost in the end. Upon inspecting my life I saw that I hated my job – making next to nothing, I was living at home, and I was humiliated.
So what did I do? I joined a gym. I didn’t have enough money to drown my sorrows with good ole Jose Cuervo so my sister took pity on me and paid for a gym membership. Just to give me something to do. And that my friends was the beginning…
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