Finding Peace

You know how some people just get on your nerves for like fifteen years or more and then you just get over it? I tend to get mad at everyone, and frustrated with younglings who are not cool. I don’t think that Jesus would be proud or do that exactly, and I’ve been trying to be conscious of this in order to just get over my own self.

Actually I’m old enough that I’ve got friends from over twenty years ago that I’m still sad about, because my soul got injured by heartache and pain, and more precisely, chronic depression. I just happened to pick up a mental illness in my early twenties, and now I’m getting so old that I can at least see how silly I’ve been, and how my extreme emotions have not done a thing except keep me from making any sort of decent art, because of being afraid of not being good enough.

I’ve discovered by keeping this blog that I’m not necessarily a writer, ’cause really, it’s only a short page as far as I’m concerned. I’d much rather read, or watch tv. Actually, I’ve quit TV largely, except binge-watching noteworthy series. Maybe my tastes have changed. I think I did actually just get older, and I don’t really care so much anymore. I wish I could paint, but it’s so messy, so I just collect lipsticks. Music is so beautiful, but I’m really not inclined to understand how it is made, or smart enough with music smarts to learn anything.

Yes, my friends, I have just discovered the root of my mental illness, and it is that I’m not a natural born genius or hard worker of any sort, so for me life shall be one of customer service. I guess my parents got me braces to fix my crooked teeth for precisely this purpose. I really do try with my haircuts, too, but it’s always the same one I come back to, with variations of layering and length at times. Maybe if I can just keep on being married to my husband, get up and go to work, and at least be pleasant and sweet, for Christ’s sake.


#Peace #Jesus #Faithful #Ready #Positivity #Hopeful #Fluoxetine #Kindness #Devotion

3 thoughts on “Finding Peace

  1. Hey Susan, I just want to encourage you that your blog is making many people’s day because you write in a conversational tone like a friend. I just read Catcher in the Rye (for the first time, if you can believe it) and your style reminds me of “old JD Salinger” as Holden Caulfield would say. It’s probably annoying when people say, “I know how you feel” but I really do know how you feel. I think you are a genius and a really hard worker. Hard work is relative and when the sadness and discouragement are so strong it is harder work for you to keep going (as you wrote in your last paragraph) than for others to do their thing. Stay strong.

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    1. Thank you so much! Wow, such kind words! I really appreciate your writing here as well, and I’m thankful for your influence and encouragement! Thankfully, though, I’m really okay now, so don’t worry after reading of my tragic past. Hey, I’m still here, by the grace of God! I’m thankful to know you, because I do think you appreciate that whole-heartedly. Glad to have met you, and I hope that we can keep on encouraging one another. Your view is uniquely wonderful, too, you know! Stay blessed, amiga!

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