I’m starting a series where once I’ve solved a Wordle puzzle, if an idea, memory, event or thought or any combination of these comes to mind, I will write about it. Hopefully this will be a great low-effort high-impact way to write more and have fun along the way. I’ll be sure to share these blogs at a later time in the day as to not give the answer away and to allot some time to write. Here goes.
Wordle 453 3/6
Today’s word is DOUBT.
I’m not usually a doubtful person but I’ve had my doubts. From the chicken udon dish at a new restaurant to catching that Toronto transit bus on time, my doubts have come in consequential (or non-consequential) shapes and sizes. I remember when I was a kid, my parents signed me up for soccer camp in the summer sometime after finishing 4th or 5th grade. It’s hilarious now that I think about it because there I was, a little boy, person of colour, thrown onto a field of white kids who were greatly coordinated with a ball at their feet. I had zero skill. I felt out of place and begged my parents not to go back. I strung along and decided to try it but I always doubted that I would enjoy it. Wasn’t this little boy correct? I was enrolled in a two-week cohort and managed to survive one day before I quit.
I recall the twelfth grade having waves of looming doubt as I progressed through the school year. Other than doubts of getting into university or achieving the necessary grade point averages, I recall being completely uncertain that I’d be a representative Catholic in life beyond the walls of high school. Other than the most obvious deterrence of being gay, practicing Catholicism was important in my family and I had to find the balance of who I was with what I believe in. I’m still learning to find that balance because a lot of my learned behaviour and ingrained morals stem from my Catholic upbringing. For instance:
Treat others the way you want to be treated. – Matthew 6:12
This is a passage that I remind myself and carry with me for as long as I can remember. Upon graduation, I won a $250 cash award and plaque for exemplifying Catholic values. Now that’s ironically iconic.
What are your most memorable moments of doubt?
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