And? I bought school shoes today. I don't want to talk about it.
Ongoing feelings of failure and inadequacy have been mitigated by the President of the United States, who told me: You failed? Well, that's what you get for trying.*
And by my favorite cheerleader/therapist/parents who said: Shut up, you're doing a great job.** And: Maybe, read more fiction and fewer tweets.**
Also, he wasn't talking to or about me. I found it inspirational anyway.
** Again, totally paraphrasing.