Honestly cannot thank you guys enough for sticking with me, being patient enough to wade through all this crap I write here, and still comment where I need to hear from you. THANK YOU, YOU ARE ALL ROCKSTARS.
I've been thinking of starting this online counseling/ advice sort of thing with friends for general life issues. Anonymous, of course. Keep in mind, my friends and I are all licensed psychologists so it's not just for the lols.
Like I keep telling my kids at the school I work in, visiting a mental health professional isn't only for severe mental issues. It could be anything, even if it's as small as needing a time out and a place to de-stress. Everyone needs help, at some point or the other. No harm in asking for it when you just don't know how to deal with life.
Studying issues, relationships, being a parent, dealing with parents, personal problems - you name it, we've all been there. I know I would have really liked it if I could reach out and ask someone about a problem in a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE, ffs. I think everyone needs that.
The problem with working is - even if you're your own boss - you have to work with people. And people are occasionally awful. Like I'd wish you off the face of the earth, awful. I hope a million bugs eat you, awful. I hope your pizza guy never delivers pizza, awful.
Don't let things stay in limbo too long. The anticipation might actually start driving you nuts. The ups and downs and highs and lows, the crazy moments and even crazier ones. Happy one second, depressed the next, loving life today, hating it tomorrow.
There is only one solution.
If you haven't guessed by now, you clearly don't know me AT ALL.
I can't even remember the last time I read a book that made me laugh out loud. I don't mean slapstick, retarded funny, I mean witty funny. Or you know what, slapstick retard is fine too, just give me something that doesn't talk about dying or hopelessness or misery, please. What's wrong with people? How come they don't write happy, funny books?
I miss Harry Potter days. Although I wanted to murder Rowling when she killed off Dumbledore, Sirius, Tonks, Lupin and Fred. I mean come on, these were some of the BEST characters in the entire series!
I also have a confession that might make you want to murder me in my sleep (don't be that creep, okay, it's just not cool): I've never read LOTR. Never. Never wanted to. Haven't even seen the movies.
Wedding planning is a truly horrific business if you're not one of those women who LOVE clothes, jewelry, choosing halls and shoes and houses and cars and oh my God, it's mental. It's a mental, mental process and I fail to understand how people choose to do it voluntarily. I mean, there's so much to do, how do you even get it all done in time?!
I know. I know how I sound. Like a shadi-hating, disorganized crazy loon.
I'd rather go through my thesis again and that is a statement I thought I'd never say. Ha.