First of all, thank you for all of your kind words. Thank God for the Internet, because if you knew what a bitch I am in real life you never would have said them. Kidding. Just kidding.
I am thankful not only for all of you though, strangers scattered throughout the globe who have my back, but also the person who created my back: my Mom.
When all of this was going on my Mom sent me an email and told me to "LIGHTEN UP." I, of course, took this the wrong way, and called her to tell her just how little she knows about me. She, in turn, reminded me about just how much she knows.
My Mom and (baby) Meg. they have the same good heart.
She told me that I need to stop thinking that if I don't do something miraculous and life changing immediately that I should destroy myself. She told me to look at the little things that are actually big. She told me that in telling myself I am a failure that I am missing out on my successes. She told me I am loved, and that sometimes just truly accepting that could be the real key to unlocking happiness and potential.
I guess we never really finish being our parents' children.
I just hope I can be half the Mom to Meg that Ellen has been to me.