Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Your Autobiography In Five Chapters

Your life story, written by Portia Nelson. A bomb-ass lady who grew up in the 1920s.

Chapter One

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

​Chapter Two

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.

​Chapter Three

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit… but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

​Chapter Four

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

​Chapter Five

I walk down another street.​

Thank you, Portia, for making me seem deep and insightful today, rather than lazy and covered with spaghetti stains.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach