Allison Washington please don’t wonder if your gratitude added to her load! Sweet lady, it was not that kind of load. There was nothing you or anyone else could have done or not done differently. Medium was just not the right fit for Tre. She was here for a long time, you know. I think by the time someone has been here as long as she was here, the chance of having discovered this particular platform structure doesn’t work well for them is higher than you might think. People drift away from here every day. Not all of them are Tre, of course. But this thing she did was not anomalous for Medium. TRE was anomalous (in her rare, beautiful way). There aren’t many (or any) people who will give of themselves to the extent that she does. But something like that is not sustainable long-term. And it’s a difficult trait to shut down. ❤

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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