I didn’t get the Wordl today, and I was really upset. At some point I had tied a great proportion of my self worth to my magnificent Wordl streak. That was a mistake.
Today at 12:38am, everyone was asleep, and I sat in the dark on the couch, staring at my failure.
I tried to do mantras. “I am a person. I have a lot of things going for me.” But they felt forced. I didn’t believe them. I didn’t go back to sleep until 2am.
I also reached out to my support network. Transparency is better than walking around with this shameful secret. So now you know too.