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Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Dave!As if it hasn't been obvious, I've been having a really tough time staying positive lately.

After nearly two decades of successfully working to rid my life of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, it feels like I've taken a massive slide backwards. I find myself second-guessing every decision I make. I question every action I take. And this has awakened a fear I haven't felt in years. At times it completely overwhelms me, and I have no idea where it's coming from or why.

If I were a normal human being, I'd undoubtedly seek professional help.

But I just don't think therapy is a good fit for me.

What I really need to do is to move to Antarctica.

Instead I managed to get tickets to see David Sedaris when he's in Seattle this November. If that doesn't fix me up I don't know what will.

Until then, I'm trying to smile a lot.

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  1. Dadcation says:

    Maybe it’s time for another trip to New Orleans!

  2. Heh, my wife is reading ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ (or at least I think that’s what the book is called) and raves about Sedaris.

  3. Cb says:

    Dude. Deep breath. Meditate. And say “fuck it, I’m awesome”.

    And say “fuck you” to the nay-Sayers.

  4. *hugs*
    hang in there
    and when *are* we going to Antarctica…? we’re free any time you are 🙂

  5. Catherine says:

    I’m emphatically seconding meditation. Also music, listening to some that you truly, madly, deeply love, while doing nothing (zero) – NOTHING else. While sitting comfortably, while walking (without destination or errand) while laying down, whatever (although I heartily recommend walking), but paying attention to ZERO aside from the music, and letting it take over your entire mind/brain. And yes you do have time. Make time, even if it’s only five minutes for meditation every day, or three songs worth of music immersion every day or every other day. These are good, remarkably effective meds! 🙂

  6. Sarah says:

    Dave, do you need me to send you Vahid? I can wrap him up pretty and overnight him for you. 🙂

  7. martymankins says:

    Must be a common thing. The last few years for me have left me more anxious about things. Drafting up my own blog post about it here soon. Just fighting distractions on every level. I do understand the difficulty in all of it, that’s for sure.

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