If you’re like most people, you probably dread the whole small-talk-with-strangers thing. Even if you’re an extrovert who enjoys meeting new people, small talk can be exhausting when you have to do it a lot.
When I started this blog a couple of years ago, I promised myself that I was going to be honest. If I couldn’t write honestly about a topic, maybe because it was too raw or too personal, or maybe because I only knew enough about it to be dangerous, then I was going to stay silent.
It’s graduation season, and while that mostly makes me feel old (it’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school!), it also reminds me of just how much I didn’t know when I was 17, and how much I still have to learn.
I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time, but I’ve struggled with it. Perhaps that’s because I’m one of those people to whom this is addressed; I’ve had to work long and hard at valuing myself for more than just my capabilities, and I’ve often found myself surrounded by people who have only valued me for them.
OK Internet, I’m going to get on my soapbox.
Today I received something in the mail from PETA. I’m not sure how they got my address, as I’ve never made a donation, attended an event, followed them on social media, etc.
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