TRAP 2: “THIS ISN’T QUITE IT.”
YOU: “I can’t seem to say what I really want to say, in just the way I really want to say it. I quit!”
ME: “Ugh, that must feel really uncomfortable! Some part of you knows just how it should feel, and it’s like an itch you can’t quite scratch or maybe it’s like when you go to the dentist for a filling and your teeth don’t quite bite down in the same way, and it’s like YOUR MOUTH, and you don’t quite feel at home in your own mouth. Argh!
Telling your story is perhaps a bigger journey than you may have realized, and things are going to get uncomfortable. It’s not going to feel quite right for a while. Let’s hang out with that discomfort together. We’re with you, and we’re rooting for you all the way. It could take a while for it to feel “just right”. Let it be imperfect, because that’s the only way you can keep exploring your story and keep getting closer to fine.”