This is how we get to there from here, Sherry Caris. There are no shortcuts, and it takes what it takes. And you may feel like you are whining or complaining, but what you are doing (as always) is teaching by example. You’re modeling for others what to do when they don’t feel like doing anything at all.

We live in a world where everyone uploads their posed vacation pictures but no one talks about how disastrous the vacation really was, perpetuating the “perfect life” myth (everyone’s life is fabulous and mine is falling apart. Something is WRONG WITH ME).

The truth is that EVERYONE has got ‘stuff’ they don’t publicize, but much of it, they should. You show yourself and you make it okay for the rest of us.

And you become someone else’s muse.

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.