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Moonwalking our way into 2018

“My attitude is if fashion says it's forbidden, I'm going to do it.” ― Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

Inspiration for overthinkers

December 27 · Issue #28 · View online
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“My attitude is if fashion says it’s forbidden, I’m going to do it.” ― Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

Happy almost New Year dear BVs,
I hope you’re all snuggled in a cwtch right now, far from the fretful world of worry. If you’re not, forgive yourself. Time off can be a challenge for overthinkers. (I used to get my worst migraines the first day of a vacation.)
Though most of my Christmas weekend was cozy and great, I did fall into one small stress pit. It happened when my brain got “stuck.” 
When stuck thinking happens, it is extremely difficult to move forward.
It was a typical case of mental stuckness. On Sunday I couldn’t log into my bank account. It was killing me. I was on the brink of fixing the bug exactly as my daughter, husband, and I were supposed to be leaving for the Nutcracker. I just couldn’t switch gears mentally even though they were right that it was time to go. The idea of shutting down my computer as I was about to solve the problem felt like torture.
We managed to get out the door on time, but not without a small fight.  Stuck moments often lead to stupid arguments. My husband and daughter get frustrated when I’m unable to refocus on the task at hand. “Can’t you just glide through the feelings?” they ask, despite knowing me.
I am not as smooth as this McGyver on skies, but like him, I keep trying.
I wish knew how to avoid getting stuck once and for all. In the meantime, I’m working to build up my own gliding moonwalk to push through the stuck. My moves are still weak, but I tell myself, “You gotta go through gawky to get to graceful.
I’m going to keep working on it so I can create a glide all my own. So can you!
Love, Meredith
p.s. To know what I really mean by stuck, check out David Foster Wallace’s story Forever Overhead. It’s a peek into two-minutes-that-feel-like-eternity inside the narrator’s head.
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