Surprise Ending

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Last year, at the age of 49, I FINALLY got a pair of glasses that I’m happy with. Sometimes, I even go without contacts and wear glasses for the day! I’m even happy having my picture taken while wearing them. Finally.

I first started wearing glasses when I was 8. Up until I turned, maybe 16, my mom chose my frames for me. I had very little say-so. I grew up looking like a nerd. I still look like a nerd, but it’s by my own choosing–I’ve owned my neediness. Because my nose has no bridge, my glasses slid down my nose all. The. Time. My new glasses still slide, but I don’t mind so much because I love them and I get them adjusted regularly!

At 16 I was finally allowed to wear contacts. I had a gas permeable pair, which were kind of like if soft and hard contacts had a baby. I don’t think most people wear them anymore.

Also at 16, my mom took me to get my drivers license. I failed twice, but passed the third time, which is supposed to be a charm, right? It turned out my glasses were the wrong prescription!


What surprise endings have you experienced?

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5 thoughts on “Surprise Ending

  1. I got laser eye surgery in 2006. The not so happy surprise was that my eyes started getting worse again. In 2015 I went for LASIK revision surgery. Surprise, they weren’t able to do LASIK again, so I had to get PRK. Now I can see, but who knows what the next surprise will be?

    1. Yeah, surprises aren’t necessarily a good thing. I asked my eye doctor about surgery,
      but he said I wasn’t a good candidate for LASIK because I’m SO nearsighted. He didn’t think the results would last.

  2. My mother always picked my frames out when I was a kid too. Straight through my sophomore year in high school. I think she really liked Elton John because the size of my frames always took up my face. LOL!
    Happy endings? Hmm… I think it would be the time I was approved for my disability. The transitional housing shelter was going to charge me 83% of my earnings to reside in that hell hole. Luckily, I had a friend through my anxiety group that had a room she was going to rent out. I’ve been here for a little over two years, and we plan on moving down to the Carolina’s in roughly 2 years from now.

    1. Haha! The funny thing is that I would wear Elton John sunglasses now! I’m so glad things worked out for you as far as your home situation.

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