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Hey gang. We’ve all had rough times, right? Of course we have. Everyone has. But I have a feeling not everyone lets a bunch of small-to-moderate issues stack up to the point where they turn you into a big neurotic, self-centered pile of anxiety incarnate. (Though some of you do, LEVEL WITH ME HERE.)
I’ve made no secret of the fact that anxiety is something I’ve struggled with for years, among other things. It’s mostly well-controlled, but there are times when all the little stuff snowballs into something larger. A family thing here, a friend thing there, a crappy work schedule change, etc. etc. etc. and suddenly POOF, I’m the world’s most self-centered, insecure jerk who does stuff like snap at friends and forget to post Graveyard Shifts for like ... a month? More?
WHICH IS A PURELY HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION, OF COURSE.
Anyway, my point is: I hate that at these times I don’t feel like myself. I don’t think as rationally as I normally do, and I sometimes act or speak in ways that are pretty damn uncharacteristic of me. Have you ever done or said something totally out of character? Did you recognize it immediately or did someone point it out to you? How did you “snap out of” it?
Not willing to join my Dear Diary Friendship Circle? Ohh fine, you’re no fun. At any rate, whether you wish to address the topic at hand or throw out whatever’s on your mind, the Graveyard Shift is now in session!