Fine, Thanks

It would be nice if Anxiety Disorder could tell me what it wants.

“Hey,” it could say, “You need a nap.” Or, “Go eat some protein.” Or, “Put a sweater on.”

But no, all it can do is scream like a BIG DUMB BABY and sound the same alarm over and over again. Klaxon bells go off and sirens wail and the red strobe lights throw all sensory perception into a tizzy of surreal, confused urgency.


But…fix what, exactly? Do I need to eat? Sit up? Lay flat? Stand? Is this a body thing or a mind thing? Take a rest, or get up and exercise? Just breathe? Drink some water? Go back to sleep? Or did I sleep too much? Do I need to go to the bathroom? Call an ambulance? Is there TIME for an ambulance, or should we just rush to the hospital right now? Should I try to Think About Something Else, or hyper-focus and cry it out? Is this just a post-stress blowback because of that problem that I actually solved this morning just like a real grown-up, or is it because of all the items on my ever-looming list of Problems Yet to be Solved, or is this the ricocheting echo of a problem from 10 years ago that never really did get solved?

Is there actually anything wrong at all? Is this a false alarm? Did some trigger-happy trainee neuron push the wrong button? Should I cover my ears, roll my eyes, and wait patiently for a re-set?

But no, all Anxiety does is scream. And scream. And scream. And like a harried babysitter, I try to guess what it wants, run down the whole list, and finally resign myself to just waiting until it screams itself out and returns to its dormant state until next time, which could be any time.

Anxiety Monster about to bang pans together to wake me up

A New Post (Huzzah)

It occurs to me that instead of editing one post with new updates, I could probably just start a whole new one. I mean, I know how to Word-Press and all. I just didn’t think anyone was looking yet. Hello!

Anyway, I’m still trying to figure out what to include in the empty categories and if I even need some of those categories here (I mean, poetry, really? Is that still a thing?) The art pages are complete for now except for captions and headers.

I’ve always had a problem curating my own portfolio sites. I know that I’ve got an overwhelming amount of work, but I don’t want to leave anything out in case there’s THAT ONE PIECE that will get the attention of THAT ONE VIEWER…but if there’s too much then no one will bother to look through it all…but what if…and what if…

Well, at least I’m SUPPOSED to stay inside and not socialize this month; it’s what I want to do anyway, and I’m getting a lot done. I may even start another 75 projects.

I may even write a blog post that isn’t about blog posts.