I’ve written the thing, the story, the truth, that I’ve been trying to write for a year now, and I want to both print it out poster-sized-and-laminated for all to see, and bury it on a flash drive in my backyard.
I sort of hate the word “should.”
“You should totally share your story, it will help people,” said one friend.
“Don’t you think you should wait a little while, get some distance/perspective/healing first?” asked another.
“You should think about your children, how will it affect them if you make this public knowledge?” A random said to another random on the Internet, about this very issue.
We should (grrr) really stop shoulding each other and just do what we need to do.