1. I will be honest. Always. About everything. Ask me a question and you will get the truth. No more white lies. No more sugar coating.
“How are you?” - Not O.K. “Are you excited about the semester?” - Dreading it.
2. Fine has been banished from my vocabulary. Nothing is fine. There is no normal for me. I will never say “fine” again.
I will be bored, or joyful, or want-y, or overwhelmed, but never ever ever ever “fine.”
3. I have to have fun with my kids, my husband. I just have to. I can’t keep wanting to escape the only good gifts I’ve been given.
Have you decided these things a long time ago?
Have you decided something else?