…tive. I read the New York Times religiously, Buzzfeed every day and any book I can get my hands on. I read one chapter of a book to start the day, and one chapter to finish, and so many ideas show themselves when you start to do that.
I think I’ve learned, over the last 15 years, that success in life isn’t best measured by what you achieve. It’s measured by what you overcome. For me, that has meant overcoming the sheer weight of my own mistakes.
…w abruptly halt the emotional gymnastics I go through to keep myself small and unloved and unhappy. To be alone and to belong only to a self I dislike is like pulling on a comfortable robe — safe, warm, easy.