It is a challenge. I can see how it could blaze a path of destruction. I’ve somehow managed to develop the mechanism of internalizing it. I’d like to say I’ve been lucky, blessed, whatever but although I don’t allow it to effect the people in my life, it takes its toll on me.

I’m grateful I’ve been able to offer you insight. If I could emphasize anything to anyone on the outside it would be that there is no limit to how much I appreciate and value the people who love and support me even if I may struggle to show it sometimes.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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