My new dogma is to not make the same mistake twice. Now that I am finally throwing myself into the world as an adult, I'm bound to make dozens of mistakes. I'm a contemplative soul and usually that just leads to me beating myself up; but now I can FINALLY see the light of my own nature. Objectively, I can look at my own situation. Now, what will be different is my believing and acting that I have control. However, even that is false. I have control on how I respond to a situation. Often, I've admired the coyness of a woman's subtelty and adaptation to changes in a single moment: not real women, but those of Regency that were all propriety. Currently, I have no tact. I look forward to acquiring the skill. :3 I am quite aware of how awkward it will be for me and those about me. It's about time! I've been comfortable in my own anxiety and shyness for five years too many. Time to be awkward and outspoken.
I don't intend to take a single experience for granted; nor leave a curiosity inexperienced out of fear.
But I'll only make the same mistake once. Or at least allow a mistake once.