I was talking about my writing today, and sharing about how I had offended someone in the last post, and so I had stopped posting for a while. Even though I had tried so hard not to hurt feelings (I wrote the paragraph in question over and over and over on Whatever), I still had done so. I felt terrible. It made me so sad. But, I let that control me, manipulate me. I let them take my voice. No one should have that power.
I was reminded of, and am claiming this for my own:
I will do my best to be honest (and not make myself look like a hero). I will try (I will write and re-write paragraphs) not to hurt feelings. I am not taking license to be snotty. But, fair warning. This is my story. I will tell it.