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Things about me you may not know


I’m a pretty sensitive kid. You wouldn’t know it because I’m always joking and I laugh a lot. I like making other people laugh. I like to make other people feel like the best person they can be. I live for that kind of a thing. Hell if you think about it, it’s kind of what I do for a living. I think the world would be a better place if everyone went around thinking how they could make other people feel good about themselves.

But for all the smiling and joking, I’m really a sensitive kid. I cry pretty easily when I’m alone. How emo, I know, feelings are lame. But it’s true. I cry at talking animal movies, any movie where someone dies, I cry at books, I cry at sad songs. I am just this massive ball of emotional retardedness.

Someone asked me recently why I always say “It’s fine, don’t worry about it.” I think it’s because I’m telling myself that. Because being so far away from my support system, falling apart every time something hurts my feelings, it’s not an option. Because if someone yells at me at work or I misread someone’s intentions in my life, I can’t just run over to Teresa’s house or go to the Black Sheep and tell Nicole about it over some veggie chilli. Hell I can’t even go to the radio station and unload on Jojo (which I’m sure he’s relieved about, ha ha) or make Tristan go to McCarthy’s with me so he can tell me to sack up, rub some dirt on it and walk it off.

On the same level I can’t just get in the car and drive two hours and be at my parents house either. Or Jackie’s house. Or well… anyone. I’m six hours away at least from everyone who knows me best. So being sad, having a fit, needing something, these aren’t options. It has to be okay. I can not worry about it.

Like on Thursday we had this huge event. And some stuff went wrong. And I couldn’t freak out. I had no option but to say it was fine, walk it off and put a big smiley face on for the television camera and for my people. So yeah I guess I say “It’s fine, don’t worry about it,” a lot. It’s sort of like my mantra any more.

And it is.. it’s fine. Moving up here was the scariest thing I have ever done. I don’t think anyone understands how good, at least emotionally I had it at my last job. I was safe. I was with friends, hell those people are my family. It was fun and I had very little to account for. (Although Jo would probably tell you I kept trying to get more to do and probably over worked myself for what I was making, but hey you do that for the things/people you love) But with the love and support of my family and friends I made this jump to the moon and I’m here now trying to make my way. Trying. Most of the time it’s going well.


3 thoughts on “Things about me you may not know

  1. "I know, feelings are lame."LOLZ.

  2. LOL Shawn, it's true everyone thinks so.

  3. I hate being so emotional and I'm the same way… I'd rather say something is fine just to move on. I'm not one to dwell on situations that are capable of being fixed or just plain left behind. I'm such a wuss that my "first last day of school" as a teacher had me in tears. I couldn't bear saying goodbye to my first class. Ha

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