Yes, #30daysofthesefuckingemails is almost over. 😢
Believe it or not, I’m already receiving questions about what I will do next.
Before this morning, I wasn’t planning on doing anything next. But now I am.
One idea that appeals to me is trying to piss off one friend every day for a month. I’ve already been doing this “accidentally”, but I’m thinking of making it into a formal practice.
Trying so hard to keep friends happy is a huge mistake. HUGE.
Every great thing I’ve ever done began with a decision to do something that I strongly suspected was going to piss off one friend or another, and sure enough, it did.
- A lot of friends have unsubscribed from this email list. Some of them were pretty angry with me. But here I am, writing emails every day.
- The random talking videos I’ve posted on Instagram and Facebook have attracted a ton of negative attention from friends in real life.
- A concert I did several years ago to raise money for a trip to Austria for a summer music program had friends labeling me entitled and lazy.
- Countless helpful comments on social media have been attacked for being arrogant, rude, etc.
Sometimes it’s even the things I don’t do that rouse anger. Not responding to texts, not speaking loudly enough, not doing the dishes, not saying the exact right magic words that a distressed friend is wanting to hear.
I’m used to being a punching-bag.
Now, it’s time to stop avoiding it.
The question is: what will the hashtag be?
[Day 28 of #30daysofthesefuckingemails]