Very well said — and funnily enough, I didn’t realize my brain had a term for it! I’ve noticed I’m having a harder time making friends here in TX, especially since the weight gain, because I have a running commentary in my brain that convinces me that anywhere I go — someone is mentally remarking on my weight. Or my clothes. Or my hair. Or my makeup. I’m so convinced that everyone is thinking terrible thoughts about it, that I’m flat avoiding new people or new situations altogether. I’m so afraid that everything that’s “me” (like greeting with a hug, sending a random text of appreciation, buying gifts for no reason) will just annoy people that I’ve kind of stopped BEING me. So I hope 2010 lives up to be the “Us” year we’re all gunning for it to become! =)
Posted on 26 Dec 2019, 1:30 PM