You really don’t have anything to prove. Relax. We all have bad times, feel lost, there’s no shame, we all feel lonely. There are days, weeks, months when it seems like we achieve nothing, a huge dark wall surrounds us and there is no EXIT sign glowing to point the way out. Don’t sweat it. We have all been there. Think about Cathy. You know Cathy. Everyone has some kind of Cathy who always laughs at your jokes; maybe your Cathy is actually Julio, or Binh, or a puppy called Mishka. Sure dogs can laugh; cats can laugh too but obviously they are more sardonic about it. Whatever you need to get done, pretend that you do it to make Cathy laugh. Remember that we understand, most dark walls cannot hope to be this cool.

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