Well, my dissertation defense yesterday was one of the worst days of my life, and certainly of my academic career (even though I technically passed). I’m feeling a lot of negative emotions right now, but I’m trying to focus on how grateful I am to everyone here who reached out with kind words, and ESPECIALLY to @staciardison @coachcloud and @brainybrawn for their support. This session was very much a mental health day - I’m sure y’all know how cathartic it is to #liftheavyshit. The truth is, most challenges and setbacks can be reframed as opportunities for #personalgrowth, but that’s obviously easier said than done. I’m tryin 😊 Besides, education is important, but #bigbiceps are importanter 💪💪 I honestly don’t know if my rambling helps anyone else, but it feels damned good to get this stuff off my chest.