Of late, I’ve heard some creative rumors about my character and constitution. To some, I’m kind and enriching. To some, I’m mean and diminishing.

My take?

Believe everything you hear about me.

It might seem a contradiction when I state I treat everyone the same. I treat everyone the same in that I treat everyone accordingly.

Got it? This is important to understand as I move forward with my recovery journey and those necessary overt steps I am undertaking to regain the power I’ve let others hold over me.

When has it ever been a good idea for me to ask permission to do what I know in my heart is right?