If You’re Freaking Out, Read This

So, about two years ago I made myself a little book called “If You’re Freaking Out, Read This”. It was just for me, and it never occurred to me to share it with anyone. Well, over time I have mentioned how much it has helped me and there has been some encouragement for me to share this book. I am happy to do so, I just never knew anyone would be interested.

I read this book when I am freaking out. When my heart is racing and I want to cry and scream and throw stuff. Instead, I take out this book. At first it seemed weird, because I love to wallow in negativity. Now, it’s very easy for me to turn to this book.

My hope is that you’ll make your own! You can use mine as a model and work from there. You know yourself. Alternatively, you can email me at thingsgetweirdsometimes@gmail.com and I will make you one if you show me that you have donated at least $1 to any charity. Donate to a charity anyway, though!

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Today’s insight

I have spent my whole life making people think that I am doing exactly what they want me to do while secretly doing what I want to do. I have done this because I am afraid people will leave me emotionally if I tell them who I really am and what I really want. This is a survival tactic I learned long ago and it stays with me everyday.
I want to slow/quiet that voice in my head that tells me, “no, that’s not what they want” because I know today that who I am is enough. Who I am is worthy of emotional availability and belonging. If there are people who can’t give me that, then there are people who can, too.