I have to say, I have a horrible urge to text my dad and tell him I’m about to do my first half marathon. I’m imagining he’d be thrilled and proud, but I really don’t know how he’d react. Even if he were thrilled, chances are he’d still do or say something boneheaded that would sink me like a stone.
Just don’t do it.
Does anyone else go through this when something exciting is going on in your life, that you want to share it with someone who you care about and ought to be supportive but you ultimately know it would be a grave mistake to indulge in? I’m sure I can’t be the only one.
It’s so sad when the last people you can share your triumphs and tragedies with are those who ought to be there the most.