- I skipped kindergarten, so I was a full year younger (not just chronologically, but emotionally) than my classmates
- Despite my young age, I excelled in school and was selected to participate in a program for gifted and talented students
- Because of my young age, I was very insecure and really wanted to fit in (a deadly combination that bullies can sniff out in a heartbeat)
- I was (and still am) naïve, and give people the benefit of the doubt, and often trust those I shouldn’t
Note: I started this piece last week and was too deep in processing mode to finish. If it's okay with you, I'm ready to finish.
Well, it's been a mentally taxing week. Between Hubster working nonstop and me processing all of the above, I'm pretty drained. But some good things happened:
- I did some more thinking, and some more writing. And with help from my dear friend and kick-ass editor, I am pretty certain that I have found a compelling direction for my writing.
- I talked to my Jedi Master-level WWF friend. I explained how I felt, and she was incredibly supportive (she's like that in general; she's awesome, just like my other dear friend). She said she wouldn't be offended if I wanted to stop playing.
- I kept playing WWF. I'm still getting beated, quite soundly, but it doesn't hurt quite so much. Because I am learning more about how to play the game. Who better to learn from than a Jedi Master, right?