Conflicted: Made uneasy by conflicting impulses.*

I’m homesick. I love my new apartment.
Cleaning the cat box makes me retch. I love my cat.
I hate it when the dryer keeps shrinking my pants. I love food.
I loathe getting up early to work out. I love being fit.
I don’t want to change my lifestyle. I love awareness.
I crave adventure. I love the comfort of familiarity.
I want to slap my sisters silly. I love my family.
Research bores me. I love accuracy.
I hate cleaning the bathroom. I love a clean house.
I want to smash the mirror when I look in it. I love myself.
I fear pain. I love hurtling downhill on my mountain bike.
I want to be taken care of. I love my independence.
I don’t want to be bothered. I love responsibility.
Pollution makes me feel guilty. I love my car.
I hate feeling immature. I love my treehouse.
I want my space. I love intimacy.
I am human. I am divine.

*The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.

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