I love it when someone else can articulate what's on my mind. This time it's John Strain. I felt a bit awkward about some of my posts earlier today - I wanted to bare my soul but at the same time I didn't want you to know about some things about which I am not proud. But I put it out there. And you were gentle with me. And even if you hadn't been, so what? I don't need you to validate me. I need to validate me. It's not easy. It's a constant struggle. But I think I'm up to the task.