I realized a few things as I kept tossing and turning tonight before I managed to jump out of bed and viciously record all of my thoughts. Now granted, I have thought about more than what I’m choosing to mention, but in not mentioning them, I am respecting their privacy, as well as my sanity.
And so, in a quick summarization of my thoughts, here are the broad points that my mind has been picking apart tonight:
1. Self-respect is NOT a selfish attribute to uphold.
2. I need to be a nicer person.
3. I also need to stop beating myself up for not being a nicer person.
4. And not everything needs to be said. Know when to shut up.
5. Write more, dammit.