I know it’s hard to believe by just looking at me.
Or in this case, reading my stuff.
But I’ve got issues.
Nothing major that would require me to spend time in a fancy office laying on some professional’s couch.
At least not right now.
But issues none the less.
I have a tendency to be shy and a lot introverted.
I’m independent to a fault.
I’m super hard on myself.
Can anyone say perfectionist?
And y’all know I hate cameras.
So it really does baffle my mind when folks come to me seeking help with their problems.
Sometimes I wanna ask, “Are you serious? Have you seen my life ever??”
Nonetheless they come.
And of course I put my all into trying to be of help.
Deep thought and consideration.
Appropriate multi-syllable words used in a kind but stern manner.
But when it comes down to it.
I can’t be your shrink and here’s why.
1. I hate for people to feel bad. So no matter what you did or didn’t do, I will always try to show you your good. Now this works for me because I always walk away with a good vibe. But sometimes you need tough love, a smack upside the head. A kick in the rear end. A shove into reality. Yeah you got the picture.
2. I read a lot. I especially love science fiction. So without fail I will see you and your issues in some character I just finished reading about. And give you their prescription for happiness. Which isn’t exactly full proof. Because that’s pretend and this is real life. And besides, when is the last time you were battling demon alien spawn on a farm in New England?
3. Did I mention I have issues?? So while I’m working through your stuff, I’m inadvertently transferring it all over into my life. And thus the advice I give is probably 1/4 aimed at you and your problems. And 3/4 of the advice is for my own personal consumption. I gotta work on that whole separation concept. I am me and you are you. Repeat as needed.
So you see, although I have good intentions.
And I really do want to help.
I think it’s best that we keep this all surface, light and cheery.
I mean I’m only looking out for your best interests.