So, That Forkin' Crazy Mermaid is wearing out her welcome with the good doctor. Seriously, all of these characters have a little bit of me in them and, sadly, I was this person at one time. I would love to blame it all on some bad relationships in the past, but honestly, you have to own your neurosis. I realize that now after how many years of therapy? Yeah, I just admitted online that I have had therapy. I cannot remember, but I may have done that before. Honestly though, I love therapists, who else can you tell all of your shit to and they legally cannot tell anyone else. The answer is: No One. But seriously though, therapy is good for just about anyone. For me, it was the difference in staying at home as an agoraphobic individual or getting out and chasing my dreams. If you have met me or seen my videos, you would think there is no way that I EVER had agoraphobia, but I did. Seriously, going in a big group of people made me feel like I could not breathe. Walmart was Hell for me. For those of you that have struggled with this, you know what I am talking about and I would like to say to you that you can overcome it. I did. :) I think the thing that helped me most was what I call "Starbucks Therapy." Basically, I made myself go every week to a Starbucks and sit by myself. At first, that is all I did. I sat at a Starbucks by myself. Later, I made myself "level up" and say hi to someone that I did not know. At first, I felt like I could not breathe, but it got easier. After I got used to that, I went for "expert" level and made myself start a conversation with someone that I did not know. I know, if you have agoraphobia, this sounds really hard and it is, but so worth it. OK, I am not saying that this would work for everyone or anyone else, but it worked for me. :)
OK, back to The Forkin' Mermaid:
In the spirit of "crazy hot women" I would like share a link to the flickr page of a photographer friend of mine, Eddie Kiplinger. Enjoy the eye candy guys. :)
Thanks for giving a fork and reading.