Thanks so much for reading and responding so thoughtfully today, Joren van Schaik!
I’m really not a fan of throwing other people under the bus. It’s more about doing my own work and sharing those lessons. And, yes, part of that work IS taking pride in it and standing up for myself as needed.
I also hope that by sharing my own story it might resonate with others or even inspire them to see their own worth.
I’m so glad that my message came across as intended rather than as attacking someone else.
Your feedback allows me to reflect on my writing and message in a way that I hadn’t seen. I thank you so much for your words today!