THINGS THAT MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A FAILURE

Some of these are unsympathetic but it doesn't make them less human
  1. The exaggerated success of others
    Even if I'm happy for them, which I often am, I often feel bad about myself and then I feel bad for feeling bad
  2. Bad moods, true or otherwise
    They leak into everything
  3. The low pay of writing and teaching
    Makes me feel like a fucking failure
  4. The inevitable texture of good and bad days of writing
    Bad days make me feel bad. Unproductive weeks happen
  5. Everything about myself
    Knowing thyself without the proportional ability to improve fucking sucks