I've been reading your writing for the last ~hour and it is so genuine and relatable. I can feel the happiness you say you get from writing coming through the paragraphs and it's awesome.

Two things this one made me think about on top of the importance of finding/rediscovering a compelling mode of creating -

1. "What do you want to BE when you grow up?" vs "What do you want to DO when you grow up?" is a framework shift so simple and 'ah-hah' you have me feeling silly for not really noticing the distinction until now. Thank you for that.

2. Nostalgia of playing 2 vs 2 in the driveway with friends, which usually meant 'being' Shaq and Penny Hardaway versus Hakeem and some variation of Sam Cassell or Robert Horry. Good times. Great post.

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