Thinking Out Loud: What Would I Say To Me

THINKING OUT LOUD is Drooly Dog’s Advice Column in which we talk about creative process and what might be holding back that voice of yours – whatever form it might take. Send your questions to:

On the occasion of my birthday, I thought I’d offer myself some advice – or, ponder what I would say to my younger me. Or – the many younger me’s, since there are quite a few. So here it is:

[Image description: Hand-lettered text that says: “Always hold open the possibility that you are reading too much into things and you should be doing more listening.”]

That’s what I’d say. It’s stunning how many situations can be improved just by shutting the hell up for five minutes.

There it is. Happy day to you, too.

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