Gremlins Be Gone!
C’mon Les, keep it together. Stay buttoned up. Don’t come undone.
I am a person who seems to escalate to a place where when I do lose it, I LOSE it. My world is black and white at these times and little else. Except for the drama. I almost forgot about the drama.
I want to move back to Louisville.
I want to be with my brother in Texas.
I want to be the opposite of lonely every day, down in Orlando with my nieces and sister.
I want to become a published author. I want to write a book.
I want to go back to college and study English and the ocean.
I want to change careers – completely.
I want to have my own talk show – sit next to Kelly or Ellen.
I want to jump from my bed each morning not being able to wait to see what the day holds for me!!
I want to not be scared of love and love so deeply that even I am surprised.
I want to adopt my child here in Boston and then grow my family with hubby and step kids and maybe 1 or 2 more adoptions. I want a big, blended family.
I want my family to be all together – within 6 hours from each other.
I want my Dad to walk me down and give me away.
I want my family to feel the same and help me make it work.
I want to help people.
I want my talents to be recognized so that I can go on to be a comedienne, a life coach, a physical therapist, a specialist in equine therapy, own a funky antique/junk/garden shop.
You get the idea for I suspect you have a box tucked away that holds all of your wants and passions.
This is where the “what-ifs” enter the picture.
Then the last 3 buttons fly off my shirt as I can stay “buttoned up” even for 1 more minute.
Every rapid fire idea and deep passion listed above has 1 or 2 or 31 “What-Ifs” clinging to them.
What if I’m not a good mom? …if I don’t really know how to grow lettuce for my garden shop…..what if my car breaks down and won’t go the six hours to Grandma’s house in the woods? What if I snap some poor guy’s wrist in my Physical Therapy center?…what if I make a mistake?…I don’t even know where to begin to write a book!……And on, and on, and on, and on, and ON.
I’m a stacker until what you just experienced happens and God help anyone in my path. I try hard to break things down onto neat little note pads but stuffing is oh such a better tactic don’t you think? (see me wink here).
What do you do when you are overwhelmed? I shut down and freeze up – my head spinning with “it’ll never work anyways and the What-ifs and the you’re not good enough to do this or that.
Yooo Hoooo… Gremlins? SHUT UP.
How do you quiet your gremlins?
Hull, L. (2012). Gremlins Be Gone!. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/laughter/2012/06/gremlins-be-gone/