Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.
Dear Inner Mouse:
Sometimes I am really happy you are here. You keep my head on straight, and have stopped me from acting a fool on more than one occasion. Mostly because I was too shy to act. For this I am grateful. I would have regretted those actions, as you well know.
However, in order for our relationship to progress, we need to set some new rules. You’ve overstepped your boundaries and it’s not working for me anymore.
First of all, enough already with making my face red for the smallest things! If something huge embarrasses you, sure go right ahead and light the cheeks up. But for every small little thing, it’s a little over kill. Pull it together chica!
Secondly, we’re grown now. You know it, and I know it. We’re not little kids anymore, and we need to stop being afraid to speak in front of people. This whole tongue-tide crap has got to stop! We are educated, and well traveled. We should be able to form a coherent sentence!
Lastly, you need to let me take actions sometimes, even if you’re scared. I’ve held back on too many things because of you: relationships, travel, meeting new people, doing new things. Just think of all the new experiences we could have had! Maybe not enjoyed them all, but at least we’d know.
I’m sorry it’s had to come to this, but I can’t keep pretending that we’re ok. Either get it together or check out. I’ll even help you pack, and give you a ride to the airport.
I can’t be flexible on this. Not anymore.
Totes Over It!