The Reckoning: I always knew that one day one of my posts would likely offend someone. Well, it happened. In a lesson meant to discourage the hard lean into first impressions while encouraging non-judgment and open-mindedness, one that many people thanked me for, I managed to hurt feelings and alienate myself. This happened quickly. Within the first few sentences, I made a first impression that led to quick harsh judgement, to me being turned off and the message left unheard. When I imagine I am them, I understand why. In this episode, I reflect on this experience, share the lessons I can glean, and offer a heartfelt apology.