So my mom broke her leg and my dad lost his job. I'm going to jail soon. Maybe for a few weeks. Maybe for a few years. Legal system comes with a bunch of red tape. Living clean isn't good enough if you can't navigate your new life.
Remember not to make any real friends along the way. They won't trust you when they learn about your past and they have no power or desire to help you.
It's hard to imagine a good end to all this.
And those that knew me from a distance used to admire me. Wish they could be like me. Professionally polite and charismatic until I clock off. Then I'm a creep again.
It's not the same of course. Maybe I'm taking your phrase.
I am constantly afraid of being outted. I've lost jobs and friends and housing opportunities.
To be continued