Kristin, welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. What's writing in Ottawa about? Where are you from? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are friends. Invite another writer to join us, will you?
"Love this, Deborah! Thank you for sharing your dilemma and honest feelings about an issue so close to many of us. And I love the other suggestions as well. Seems like it never gets easier, but it is great to have these affirmations."