I Go Back and Forth about Exclamation Points

I sometimes debate whether to use exclamation points in my texting.

Sometimes I feel like I need to add a little excitement to my messages.

But I don't want to give people the wrong impression about how excited I actually am.

Also, to be really excited about something is its own kind of vulnerability. And I find it hard to be vulnerable.

It'd be nice if there was a cross between an exclamation point and a period. I feel like that would more accurately convey the level of enthusiasm and excitement I feel comfortable expressing.

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