Keep Coming Back
Evie, my evil inner voice, says that if I let things be as they are, let the people around me be as they are, and just keep breathing doing my thing, in the presence of these people and things, I won’t be okay, I will die, or worse. Evie is quite convincing. She’s so convincing that I have spent years trying to manage situations and people to be how I want them to be, rather than saying, “The world is as it is, and I am living in it, among others, one of many, no better and no worse. My job is to enjoy, experience, grow, and leave the world a little better than I found it — not by improving the world but by improving myself.”
Insert big sigh here. I’m gonna keep going.