I do not really need all those “you are fine” or “you improved” to make me feel better. I do not need all those honey coated lies to make me stay. You know the truth. I know the truth. I am just not cut out for it.
And if you are going to talk to me about mental strength, don’t. I was never the strong one to begin with.
But that inadequacy, or feeling of inadequacy, never really goes away. You just have to trudge ahead in the rain, regardless.
~ Lorrie Moore