We are all flawed. So lean into yourself — glory in your strengths, accept your weaknesses, realize that mistakes you’ve made are not dead-ends. Rather, they’ve led you to the beautiful person you are becoming.
When I took on this assignment to write about the traumatizing byproduct our polarized political landscape has had on personal relationships — with polls estimating tension is the new normal between family and/or friends for nearly 40% of Americans — I smugly thought this trend didn’t impact me. The important people in my life felt equally horrified at the results of the election.