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Wow. This was a great post. I've been following your blog for at least a year now. You are very inspiring. The decisions you made to become the woman you were 18 months ago were very risky (non-pedigree law school, etc.). And I say that b/c I am a risk-averse person who yearns to be more care free sometimes. And the woman you are now (18 months of hindsight added) is a very exciting person. Kudos to you. I enjoy your blog.

Aristotle talked about this stuff. Basically he said that every person had competing aspects of their personality, and that whatever life they chose, some parts of the personality would be supressed, and others would become stronger, more controlling. Given that you couldn't live the perfect life (alowing all parts of your personality full reign), the best way to live life was to choose a life that allowed reasonable hope of a stable friendship among the different parts, among the parts to be abandoned or subordinated and the parts to become more central in your life.

So, congradulations. You worked this stuff out for yourself. Very cool.

Richard Ames

"The truth is that I have many personalities."

I've represented some folks who live at the state hospital who've privately told me this about themselves. To actually blog it shows an uncommon degree of acceptance.

;)

How thirst-quinchingly refreshing to know that other people have the same daily struggles with the various personalities of themselves...and willingly admit it. It can sometimes be painstakingly frustrating, and other other times unmistakingly exhilrating to have personalities within oneself. I applaud you on having the courage to talk about these various personalities, love and embrace them and somehow allow them to all co-habitat while still staying sane.

As a first time reader I will return hopefully to again be filled with the fresh air of the truth!

How thirst-quinchingly refreshing to know that other people have the same daily struggles with the various personalities of themselves...and willingly admit it. It can sometimes be painstakingly frustrating, and other other times unmistakingly exhilrating to have personalities within oneself. I applaud you on having the courage to talk about these various personalities, love and embrace them and somehow allow them to all co-habitat while still staying sane.

As a first time reader I will return hopefully to again be filled with the fresh air of the truth!

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