"Washington, D.C., is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese." -Dennis Miller
If you mean in DC, I feel you. It's definitely not like being out West. I stay because I don't want to deal with the judgment of small town people who would say that I failed because I came home. That and my family spent a lot of money to get me here, I owe it to them to try harder.PS. Thanks for that anon comment you posted on my blog a while back, I hadn't considered that perspective.BSG
Anon/BSG: I think you've given an honest effort and I have no doubt you're going to succeed! For me, this town is a place that stifles. I knew within 9 months of moving back that it was the wrong decision. And yet, the "pioneer/endure to the end" gene kicked in and I kept thinking, just stick it out. It'll get better." I have. And it hasn't. So, time to move on. (A topic for a whole separate blog.)As for the Anon comment, you're welcome. You made excellent points in your post and I agreed with all of them, but I also felt there was something else going on, too, and wanted to bring it up. Thank you for continuing to provide well-argued, provacative writing. You're going to be great in your new job simply because of that skill alone! And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
To those of you who have said you get a screen of gobblety gok when you try to enlarge my PostSecret, the text reads: "I'm miserable here, but I've stayed because I don't want you to be unhappy.... I'm not going to be miserable anymore."
Love your postcard. I really think you are creative. So what's next? What's your plan?
Janet,You said something similar to me and because I'm your friend, I'll say back: Stop the dutiful pioneer bullshit. You'll figure it all out.In the meantime, creative genius, keep mining that misery for humor, blog content, and perhaps a new career in graphic design... Love you.
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