Every day we have choices to make.
All these choices eventually become who we are. Choosing to take this job or that, That one time you had a landscaping company, going to university, telling a backstabber about your research, breaking up with that ex, getting with them in the first place.

In the end, that ex taught you something you carried into your next relationship. So no matter how it ended, you gained something.
The break up, whenever it happened also made you available for other relationships.

The failed enterprises, every job application turned away, every time you were fired, quit, made redundant in a job, that made you available for another opportunity.

Recognize the opportunities you have taken and turned down, but do not mourn your past choices. They brought you here. You are still alive. no regrets.

I thank everyone who got me here. However it happened.
And yes the spelling in the title is a nod to memery.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio