Repost 🎨 @howdoyouadult I am a very anxious person. I didn’t…

Repost 🎨 @howdoyouadult

I am a very anxious person. I didn’t ask to be, but here I am. This causes me a lot of grief in my life, most measurably with my friends and family. I have the tendency to bail on plans without much warning, which is rude. And I know that. And people have the right to bring it to my attention when they’re upset with me and I do my best to listen and hear them out. But here’s the thing: it’ll happen again. I’m not an advocate for people using “that’s just the way I am” to explain why they’re not changing their crap behavior. I am, however, okay with modifying that statement by saying “this is the way I am and it’s upsetting to me, too. I’m working on it. I’m really, truly doing the best that I can right now. I know sometimes that’s not going to be enough. But I’m working on it.” I recognize that ~excuse~ isn’t good enough for some people, and I respect that. But I’ve got a lot of proof that there’s people who accept that and work with that — I’m so thankful for those people. Sending a lot of love to those around me who know me well enough to know to not take my flakiness, my forgetfulness, or my never ending sleepiness personally. But also, sending a lot of love to myself because I deserve that kindness, too. 💛💛💛💛 #howdoyouadult #anxiety #mentalillness (side note, I’m really excited about the ginger emoji 👩🏼‍🦰 but also very peeved that there’s no ginger version of 🤷‍♀️, so there’s my menial first world problem of today ok bye)

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