I don’t have any answers for you, I’m afraid- but I wanted to say that I really like the way you wrote this up. Framing your inner conflict as a debate between Andy and Drew made it very clear and engaging to read.
Thanks for the encouragement! The framing’s for my own benefit, too. I’ve found it helps me navigate big decisions to write out the best case I can think of for both sides, and then reread sometime later to see which best convinces me.
Yeah, I can see how that would be helpful—I’m thinking of having a go at it as a decision-making tool myself.
The approach kind of reminds me of internal family systems therapy, actually: trying to reconcile different parts of yourself by imagining them as different people. The main difference being that there’s no trauma in this kind of scenario (hopefully, anyway!), and a lot less psychotherapy jargon :)