Monday, November 2, 2009

What is it about me that makes people assume I'm always stressed out? I am so not tense right now and yet I have people patronizing me and making comments about how stressed I am. It's like, I appreciate their concern, but at the same time, quit petting me on the face with your "Everything's gonna be alright" mantra. I know it's going to be good--I'm honestly not worried. I know I'm sounding totally witchy right now--I hate that I sound that way. I guess I am just upset because this happens often and I have really tried to figure out what it is about me that I need to change so people don't get this idea. Do I come across as a generally unpleasant and uptight person? Do I need to smile more? Do people assume just because I want to talk details about something it means I'm freaked out about it? Just because I want to make sure all our bases are covered, and things are well-thought out, that means I'm a stress-case? I know I like to plan, more than most people do, but that doesn't mean I'm going to boil over with anxiety.

Hope Sig1


Wonderland Girl said...

Geez, Hope, you sound kinda stressed out. Just remember, "Everything will be OK."

Ha! I crack myself up.

Tif said...

Maybe it's not that you act stressed out at all. Maybe it's just that the rest of us don't know how you could possibly do everything you do and not be stressed out.....unless you are Superhuman.

Face it Hope! You are AMAZING!

LaFawnda said...

we love details, lists, organizing. I love the plans sometimes as much as the actual "doing".
I love to plan redecorating.
I love to list Christmas.
I love to list groceries.
I love to plan functions.
I want to know details, of future plans, of conversations, of my parents lives.
I think it's part of us.
I want to say it's a Ford thing, but our mother is so calm.
You are so awesome.
I am not NEARLY fun enough. I'm always reminded, gently, that I am too sensitive. I don't tease well,

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