Well, half the battle is fought.
It is difficult to say whether I have won, or whether I have failed miserably.
I do know this, though: the battle has only just begun.
I am waging an internal war, and an external battle of emotions.
It is hard to say where this may go, but regardless, I'm ready for whatever hand I'm dealt.
I know my strengths, I know my weaknesses.
And I know what I should do, and what I shouldn't do.
I know that people are disappointed in me.
But if this is indeed a mistake, let me make my own, ok?
If I wanted your input, I'd ask.
And if I've asked and you haven't said what I wanted to hear, don't think I'm just ignoring you. I listen to what you all have to say a lot more than you think I do. I take it all to heart.
I know you just tell me what you think because you love me.
I appreciate the concern.
But let me do this.