I have learned over the years though that 'nice' is good, but 'too nice' is not. 'Too nice' is the person who doesn't like to ruffle feathers. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to set boundaries. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to say no. 'Too nice' is the person who I used to be (and still am, sometimes).
I hit the road to join a pilgrimage of ladies gathering in Seattle -- a conversation with Gloria Steinem about her memoir My Life on the Road. A compelling force drove me (like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) a thousand miles to attend this epic intercourse between two of my favorite authors/speakers, in my favorite city.
As a writer, I am putting myself out into the world in a major way. I am sharing my life experiences, beliefs, and a bit of my soul for others to interpret and judge. I am sure I wouldn't be willing to put myself out there to be judged and risk rejection had I not learned early on that it's possible to feel rejected and still survive.
While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.
Can we, the members of the 114th Congress, struggle with that heavy pack and navigate areas where the trail is sometimes a bit obscure? Can we put our trust in strangers who help us along this difficult journey? Can we be resolute in putting one foot in front of the other on behalf of the American public?