There's a weird little worm in my brain that gets anxious that my comments or responses will be weird or not thoughtful enough so in my fear I might avoid it altogether. I don't know why I give into that thought...leaving a comment or response is always going to be more thoughtful than doing nothing at all.

I need to rethink how I'm interacting with people here...because if I'm not forging connections here, where I'm sometimes being super vulnerable, what's the point of vulnerability at all?

Your stories come off so honestly and clearly. Thank you for that! I never get bored, and they always make me think.