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.