Throughout my life I made several mistakes. Some more major than others, Some caused my whole world to turn upside down, and some caused me to trip on the sidewalk. I will never forget the mistakes, if you call them that, made that caused me to be where I am in my life; Married to the man who terrified me all throughout high school, an 18 month old son, a small house in the outskirts of London. I can count 26 mistakes I have made in the past 7 years. Those mistakes make my story, the romance, the pain, the struggles, but most of all they make me.
My name is Charley Monica Monrow, and this is the story of my 26 mistakes that caused me to fall in love, start a family, and become the person I was supposed to be. I remember it as clearly as day, The library, my home, and school, the three places I felt the safest and the most secure. I was always at one of those three places, never anywhere else. I didn’t really have any friends except Jessica Pope. Jess was obsessed with Romance novels and the idea of falling in love. I on the other hand was obsessed with the idea of passing all my classes and becoming a world renowned author. Jess was trying to set me up with any thrill seeking guy she can, because I quote “I’m dull.” The point of that is that we are complete opposites. I usually went straight to the library after school until closing time, then I went straight home. I usually called my mom or dad for a ride if it was raining or snowing, or something like that, but normally I loved the peaceful walk. Now normally I just get up and walk out of the library, but that friday I was too into my book to leave at that particular moment. That was mistake number one.