I really needed to hear this — I identify with every. little. thought in your piece! My friend and I joked that I was on the receiving end of being “kon-mari’d” from someone’s life — removing me as I no longer sparked joy. Sigh :)
Enjoyed this, particularly as my creative writing students will find it uber helpful. Ps. I just wrote a piece related to The Hero’s Journey, too! :) https://medium.com/@chereals/becoming-the-hero-of-your-journey-a9d6f506c5f2
I couldn’t agree more. It’s not like I wish that my next president would be an older, white man. But I’ll be damned if Bernie’s record as an authentic feminist doesn’t align with mine, along with countless other values important to me, e.g. his steadfast record for social justice.