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For as long as I can remember, I haven’t liked myself.
I don’t feel that I am good at anything. I haven’t experienced much success.

So it was a big step for me a few weeks ago when I realized that I actually would like to have myself for a friend.
I know that I can be a good friend. I am trustworthy, helpful, attentive, loyal, compassionate, sacrificial, thoughtful, authentic, supportive, and caring.

Becoming aware of this was a chip out of the wall of self-deprecation that’s been in my way for a long time. I am still exploring the idea of approving of myself, of finding something worthwhile that I am good at. It is a very novel thing for me!


(You can’t imagine how difficult it was for me to claim that list of good-friend qualities…)






If you’re keeping score at home, we’re at zero for 13, with 22 passes, over eight months.

We may have to pull out of the league.