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How to Go to Therapy

Whitney —  January 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’ve been toying with the idea of therapy for years. Mostly because I’m convinced every single one of use could benefit from it, but also because I think I, someone who craves an understanding of herself, others and the world around her, would particularly benefit from it.

But thinking about it and doing it are two vastly different things.

So when I left the room in the middle of Elf on Christmas Eve and went upstairs to get on my mat so that I didn’t scream and start a fight (and you know, sort of put a damper on the holiday), I decided that my present to myself this year would be therapy. Real, professional, dear-God-how-much-is-this-per-hour therapy.

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How to Make it Better

Whitney —  December 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

I had a rough week.

Now, I realize that’s relative. I am healthy. I have a savings account. My family is okay. My dog feels better. I am loved. In the worldly way of things, I have nothing to complain about.

But some weeks are hard. This last one was really hard. The kind of hard where your Saturday night ends sitting cross-legged on your bed in a very pretty dress [purple tights and a French-braided bun, too] with your dog next to you, sobbing into the phone as one of your dearest friends sits on the other side of the country and can only say, “I’m so sorry. You’re being tested, that’s for sure.” The kind of hard where you look forward to Monday because at least it’s a new start.

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Excuse me while I go skinny jean, chunky glasses, I-knew-about-X-before-it-was-cool hipster on your ass for a second.

I’ve been using Twitter since 2007 [in fact, I’m user #7,015,052] — before it became mainstream, commercials had their own hashtags and people’s pets had accounts. The service immediately became deeply connected to my life in a way that I never dreamed an online service could. So, ‘natch, I’m a bit protective of it. That said, I find myself stuck between the past and future, wanting to keep things as they are but also wanting to see Twitter grow and become something greater. It seems that Twitter might be feeling the same way [wtf dudes?], but that’s neither here nor there.

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