Thank you for sharing, Gail. It’s helpful to know others feel this searing pain. It really can be bad. I know all too well how paralyzing and debilitating it can be. I read recently, somewhere on Medium, (I have to find it again; it really helped me) that it’s crucial to keep writing, to keep going, that we get better, and better. Just keep forging ahead. I also read somewhere recently the term “failing to success,” the idea being that the more we fail, the more we learn, until we fail our way to success. That helped me too. I hope it helps you a little. Breathe. Have faith. Keep going. Like Michael, I seek your words.

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