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The ladies return…

January 6, 2015

I heard from Ms. Dee today. The email said she’s going to be in town this weekend, and wants to see if I’m available to join her and the filmmaker/psychoanalyst for dinner.

Do I have to respond.? It’s the polite thing to do, right? In November, after our meeting, she asked if she could send Mercy Machine to the members of her board, to get their input. I hadn’t heard from her since, and I had chosen not to follow up.

When I gave her the go ahead to pass it around to her board, Geoff (my career coach) asked me why I’d want to hand my baby (my play) over to someone I didn’t like. Ok, I get that, but I’m desperate, right? I mean, it feels like shooting myself in the foot if I don’t go after any possible opportunity, right?

Somehow it felt similar to going out on dates with men I didn’t like simply because they liked me. I thought I said I didn’t want to waste any more of my life tolerating situations that don’t feel right to me.

I’m choosing not to write back.



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