An experience you are not proud of, but has make you the person you are today....
Hmm....I would have to say that when I was in high school, I ran away. Not once but a few times. At the time my family situation was not the greatest. And I was your typical teenager. When things got tough at home I took off. When I turned 18 I was moved out of the house and in with my then boyfriend. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I am not particularly proud of the way I handled the situation, but I would not take it back. Ever. It really has made me the person I am today.
I went through some hard times after that, but I did it standing on my own two feet. It also created a better relationship with my parents. The three of us are way to head strong, opinionated and just plain bull headed to be able to stay under the same roof for long.
My Dad on my 21st birthday. It took us a while to get there but I am now the sort of woman he raised me to be and he couldn't be prouder of me.
I wish I had a picture of my Grandma to show you, but she hated her picture being taken. Maybe one of these days I will scan one of the one's I do have of her to share with you all.