Being a writer comes easily to me. I like writing essays because talking about what I think feels pretty natural.

It's talking about what I feel deep down inside that's hard. And as I get older and more experienced in my craft, I am more convinced than ever that what's deep down inside me is precisely the stuff that needs to come out.

But how? Ah, that is the question. Slowly and carefully, at first - that's how I'd like to approach it. Because I'm scared to death of exposing my soft bits. But maybe, like a band-aid, it needs to come out in one big quick rip?

I don't know. I sit on the fence, where I think I'm comfortable, because I fail to notice the metal sinking into my skin.