Yesterday, I had a non-technical interview that went great, but I felt like I was holding back my excitement about the job. I want the spot. In fact, I even think I’m the guy! Is it a misstep to not express my delight? Where is the line between having healthy enthusiasm and being too cautious?

I recorded today’s journal entry. Here is the single take audio.

Listen to the voice recording

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My daughter Maddalyn is reading everything, and it’s great. Gas station ad posters, store signs, street signs.

She’s killing it! I’m so happy and blown away by her vocabulary right now. Here’s a picture of her not talking back.

Maddalyn Wright, age 6–1/3. HMU by Circumstance

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My kids can’t resist revealing their hiding spots. Just look for the Pac-Man shaped head of my son or my daughter’s curls.

Kids and the Magnet Building Sticks pyramid

They really can’t resist 😄😄It’s great.

I missed the kids, I had a really cool interview today. I’m full. Tonight, I’ll sleep like a well-fed baby.

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Today, I made a decision — one that is terrifying and exciting. This decision moves my family closer to peace and healing. Progress and love. Wisdom and understanding.

It’s a decision that contains a source of stress, heartache, and disappointment. It’s a decision I’ve imagined for years.

I’m too invested in a future that’s bright and positive to risk one that’s dark and hateful.

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It’s really May. How has this happened?

black jack of all trades by Michael P Wright

Maybe what’s surprising it that I haven’t achieved as much this month, this year as I think I should have. This is a perpetual mental state for me: feeling like I can accomplish more.

The feeling that I can be doing more is normal too. It’s what my anxiety is connected to. It’s the factor that makes being in the moment a hurdle.

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Michael P Wright

Michael P Wright

Michael P Wright is a Content Creator, Retired USAF Cyber Guy, and Black American Dad