OK, I'm about to do something that I don't do very often and I know it's going to make some of you really uncomfortable. I'm about to feel feelings on this blog. I know for some of you, that means you're not going to read this entry, which is fine. That's why I'm warning you now, so you don't have to read any further and get my feelings on you. I hope you'll come back soon! :)
OK, so now that they're gone...
This isn't an easy thing for me to do. I spend most of my time pretending that I don't feel a lot of emotions, because I have found that most people have no patience for them. Plus, I'd rather be the one who people come to when they have issues so I can help them, rather than bothering people with my own things. I've been told by a good friend that that's not a great way to live. So here I am. There are parts of this that I'll have to leave intentionally vague, not because I want to be mysterious, but because I don't fully understand everything myself and I don't want to have to come back and revisit this and fix things. My main reason for writing this is for a bit of catharsis, rather than wanting pity or anything like that.
For the past month and change, I have felt afraid. I don't really know what of, exactly, but I feel like I'm waiting for something significant, and possibly bad, to happen. I usually equate this feeling with finding out about some big, important change somewhere. You know what I mean, right? It's like when you find out you are losing your job, or someone has died, or something bad just happened and there is nothing at all you can do about it. It's a scary, being-pulled-by-a-riptide feeling and nothing you can do will change anything. I realize how that sounds and, trust me, I know I sound like a crazy person. I've tried putting it off to not feeling well, or my spine issues pinching nerves that mimic an anxiety attack and stuff, and maybe this is some mix of that affecting me. I'd be glad if that was the case. As for anything actually happening, nothing at all is going on with me, and I've checked with the people I'm close to and nothing big is going on with any of them. So unless they were lying, I'm not picking up on any cues (vibes, whatever) from them about anything that should make me feel like the world is falling in on itself.
I also feel completely powerless. Some stuff happened last month. It wasn't anything bad, but I got dragged into it unwillingly and I felt like I didn't have a choice in the matter at all. Then I was criticized for not living up to expectations. Other things have recently happened that make me feel like I have very little say in things these days, and that I'm given no warnings or explanations when stuff changes that affect me. I'm afraid I'm going to go blundering into some situation not understanding the new rules and I'll end up making a fool of myself or doing something wrong, and instead of being told how not to do that people will just watch me do it and be embarrassed, or worse, they'll pity me.
I feel afraid, powerless, alone and stuck. I don't really understand any of it, and that makes me feel even more unhappy, because I usually tend to know myself really well. I also know I'm not the only person who ever feels this way, but it's new to me.
Don't get me wrong, things are for the most part OK. I am functioning like a normal person. I'm not hiding under a bed and not talking to people. I'm dealing. But underneath the normal is this stuff and I don't know what to do to fix it. I hope whatever is going on will correct itself soon, because feeling like I'm waiting for a piano to fall on my head is exhausting.
So there are my feelings. I have them. They are gross. I'm sorry.