When Cockeyed Optimism Fails

Learning (Again) That Disappointment is an Option

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There are just some uncomfortable truths about adult life. I have been really, really slow at learning these truths.

As a kid, I was perpetually the bright-eyed helper in the classroom, almost primarily out of a sense of utility. I didn’t grow up in an era of “star of the week” or even “line leader,” and I fully lacked the responsible…

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Susan is a runner, a mom of 3 grown children, and an avid traveler. She writes about humans, and wrote a book about false accusations of sexual assault.

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Susan Kelley

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Susan is a runner, a mom of 3 grown children, and an avid traveler. She writes about humans, and wrote a book about false accusations of sexual assault.

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