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I hope that everyone finds time to seek out the positive things that have happened to you over the last year, and that you take the opportunity to slough off the baggage of 2016 and ride possibility into 2017.

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When I was younger, I operated under the premise that I needed to be the smartest person in the room (regardless of the reality). As I become an old fart, I am beginning to think that it's more important to be the nicest person in the room.

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chef:
So.   I've honestly been thinking about this post for weeks.  Every time I've gotten angry at work.   I had been thinking about it on my own...but I like the way you phrase it :) if everyone's goal was to Be the nicest person in the room the world would be a much better place.   Thank you for taking us a step in that direction. ☀️
petrasg:
It IS possible to be smart and nice. Niceness is the person. Smartness is just a toolbox she has. With my toolbox I can understand or do anything that I need but what I really desire is a simple life and a man's powerful and comforting embrace. To be snug and warm with my friends, I leave my toolbox at home. It doesn't bring anything to the party. xx
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Sometimes, I go from totally cool to almost unfathomably angry in no time at all. Angry at nothing, but just ready to throw things. It helps to have a place to just say that (well, write it) and get it out.

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norte:
I know how you feel, maybe you have too much energy in yourself and you need to use it, maybe sports works
mtlmarbles:
I find blogging very relaxing.. might be something to give a shot... 
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I am at home, happy, surrounded by the trappings of a successful life, after a truly lovely Christmas, baking a birthday cake for my son, and I am suddenly paralyzed with crippling self-doubt and anxiety. The whole shebang: trembling, tight chest, short of breath. Why the fuck does this happen at times like this????????

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tmax:
Hey, I'm hoping that you are feeling better!!
thelabrat:
I've got anxiety too.  Meds help but yeah, it sucks
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Drinking some wine, cooking a good meal while listening to awesome music, and watching a movie at home = an excellent Friday night!

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goldi:
looking forward to a night like that once my detox is over! 
lamarmelade:
👍🏻
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These therapy sessions are really draining. This shit had better be worth it.

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pipercadence:
Ah therapy, fuck when it's good it's good and when it sucks.. Gah, trust lost in the system.  You know what I hate?  I hate when they do that confirmation bias bullshit.  Like they have their own pet theory and they are just gonna shove you into it.  And I rant.  
midnightsun:
I hope you decide to stick with it❤️