When I was little, anything could be fixed with jelly beans or a lolly pop. Needle at the doctor? Lolly pop. Horrible-tasting medicine for a cold? Jelly bean chaser. Left out in the school playground? A hug and more jelly beans. Life was simple. Life was good.
I wish I could be there again. Go back to when life was simple and problems were curable by candy.
I need to put a disclaimer in here; usually it drives me nuts when people carry on about their problems with no thought to anyone else or the bigger picture.
I want to say up front that I know, in the grand scheme of things, me losing faith in myself and my abilities isn’t a big deal. Compared to global warming, poverty, wars, injustices of all kinds, this isn’t even a blip on the radar. But I am concerned about what I find myself going through and I thought talking about it might help. I also operate on the basis that unless you are feeling strong and stable, you can’t help others.
I have a lot on my mind at the moment, some of it dark, some of it confusing but mostly just causing a severe undercurrent of stress that alas probably won’t respond to or be eliminated by sugar.
What I want to know is how other people deal with a crisis of confidence? When you don’t feel smart enough, talented enough, creative enough. When you wake up in the morning with a heavy heart and a racing mind. When daily frustrations seem blown out of proportion to the extent that you can’t see the forest for the trees.
How do you get re-inspired? No negative comments please.