They say you’re supposed to “kill your darlings,” but that’s easier said than done. How can you ruthlessly cut them when they stare at you lovingly from your Drafts folder?

It’s sort of like keeping something in your house “just in case.” You figured you might need that HDMI cable someday, so you kept it. Now you have a box full (oh yes, you do!).
It’s why junk drawers exist. Condiment drawers are exempt, of course.

Sometimes it can be nice to have dome darlings hanging out. It means that you always have something to save you. But they also might be what’s weighing you down.

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Kevin Alexander

Kevin Alexander

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