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Lessons I've Learned the Hard Way
By Robin Zabiegalski

Series Description:

You know when someone says, “learn from my experience,” or “don’t make the same mistakes I did,” and you’re like “oh I probably shouldn’t do that thing”? I’m one of those people who doesn’t have that capability. I don’t learn from anyone else’s mistakes; I’ve had to learn most of my lessons the hard way - by making my own mistakes, living through the consequences, and coming out the other side. I’m also one of those people who the universe likes to throw stuff at faster than I can possibly handle it. So, my life isn’t always fun, but it’s always interesting and there are always lessons to be learned. 

In this series, I’ll share the stories of the lessons I’ve had to learn the hard way, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes and not make the same ones. 

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Robin Zabiegalski:

Robin is a freelance writer and editor. Her nonfiction work has been published on xoJane, The Tempest, The Establishment, Kinkly, The Talko, The Bolde, and on Puritan Magazine’s Tiwn Crier blog.  Robin's fiction has been published in Adelaide Magazine and the Fermenting Feminsim anthology. She was also chosen as a finalist in the Adelaide Magazine Literary Voices contest and her short story The Center was published in their 2018 anthology. 

When she's not writing Robin is probably teaching yoga, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, or reading. She can also be found on the couch with her husband and cat, doing the New York Times crossword puzzle.







Series Description:

You know when someone says, “learn from my experience,” or “don’t make the same mistakes I did,” and you’re like “oh I probably shouldn’t do that thing”? I’m one of those people who doesn’t have that capability. I don’t learn from anyone else’s mistakes; I’ve had to learn most of my lessons the hard way - by making my own mistakes, living through the consequences, and coming out the other side. I’m also one of those people who the universe likes to throw stuff at faster than I can possibly handle it. So, my life isn’t always fun, but it’s always interesting and there are always lessons to be learned. 

In this series, I’ll share the stories of the lessons I’ve had to learn the hard way, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes and not make the same ones. 

Category/Genre(s): Essays/Columns, Nonfiction
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Robin Zabiegalski:

Robin is a freelance writer and editor. Her nonfiction work has been published on xoJane, The Tempest, The Establishment, Kinkly, The Talko, The Bolde, and on Puritan Magazine’s Tiwn Crier blog.  Robin's fiction has been published in Adelaide Magazine and the Fermenting Feminsim anthology. She was also chosen as a finalist in the Adelaide Magazine Literary Voices contest and her short story The Center was published in their 2018 anthology. 

When she's not writing Robin is probably teaching yoga, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, or reading. She can also be found on the couch with her husband and cat, doing the New York Times crossword puzzle.