Eighty-six life-changing paperclips.
The morning of Monday, January 13, started like any other. On this morning, it was spin class at the gym. While I knew I needed to be there, I felt overwhelmed with the week’s To Do List. But I sucked it up, got on the spinner (5 minutes late…. grrr) and pedaled away.
Ten minutes into class, it started. “Why do you even bother? You’re just going to fail again. Stop disappointing yourself and your family. Just give up and get a real job.” Although the exact words weren’t necessarily that plainly stated, the message was crystal clear. I was a loser, fraud and failure.