She said I don’t own the spotlight. I do, though. It will take 5 days to come to the realisation that THAT is no bad thing, that I can and do own the spotlight, and I’ve worked damned hard for it.
You can call me names, you can abuse me – but I’ve done that far worse, far more often, for far more years, and am far better at it. I don’t need to anymore, and though your words rattled me, I’ll live – and thrive!