But I digress. I suppose I’m writing to thank you. I know how you feel. You see, I can identify with your struggles over the years, especially when it comes to how people perceive you. You want to show them exactly who you are, but you know it’s not always pretty. You know it’s not what people want to hear sometimes. And, yes, of course people may disagree with it sometimes. But you know what? It’s real. All of it. The good. The bad. The in between. Like you, writing about my life — and yes, that most certainly includes the people, places and things in it — has always been a part of who I am. It’s just not something you can strip away easily. And the more I do this thing called writing, the more I realize how very much it is an inseparable part of who I am and who I will become.