When I think back to the exact moment when it all started to go so horribly wrong, I am reminded of a Taxi episode in which, ironically, all the main characters recounted a point in their life where they were at a crossroads and how the choice they made changed everything.
Reverend Jim Ignatowski’s story centered around a time when he was a young, studious and dare I say, sober, student at Harvard. His classmates were enjoying their marijuana in the best possible way (baked in brownies) and imploring the young Jim to “try just one”. He steadily resisted but finally succumbed to the peer pressure.
I had convinced myself long ago that there was no need to eat something that wasn’t anything special just because it looked good. I knew there would always be ample opportunity to have it another time. But these! These were not your average run-of-the-mill Chips Ahoy variety of chocolate chip cookies. They rose far above “special”!
This was the beginning of the end.