May 18, San Mateo, CA: I am hearing myself say "The advice that a friend gives is usually the advice that they need to take." But I think I used to be better about taking some of my own advice. When I'm answering only to myself, its easy to self-delude into thinking that I am on top of things. If I'm willing to lie to myself. If I'm not, then its harder to swallow the times when I'm not following through. But I'm no longer answering to just myself. Delusion isn't so simple. So maybe I work through the awkward period of knowing something needs to be corrected, adjusted, acknowledged, or said in less time. For now: progress.