There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
So that was what I did and I think it didn’t turn out too well. What felt like support and concern from everyone slowly felt like pressure; I feel like everyone is breathing down my neck for doing nothing. If there is only one takeaway point from this whole episode, it would be to never, ever, be strong. It always backfires.
“Be strong.” – And just because one is capable of being strong doesn’t mean there is no moment of weakness. Something about the past struck me hard it almost felt real. It’s definitely not a good feeling I never wish to get there again, ever.