Almost Too Sensitive For The Regular World

Cate

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Think Black and White "Image courtesy of [anankkml] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net".

Think Black and White
“Image courtesy of [anankkml] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”.

I’ve borrowed my title from a good friend.  She struggles like me and when she suggested we were both “almost too sensitive for the regular world“, I finally had the words that I hadn’t been able to find.  How do I fit into this regular world when so much of it grates so painfully against my raw skin? Continue reading

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Labels Are For Jelly Jars

RubyThat’s the expression I came up with when I was trying to assimilate and collate and accept and put together and place all of the stickers which had been slapped onto me.  I don’t mean to dismiss diagnoses outright, they help point you towards what you need, but they are a double-edged sword.

One of the pages that I wrote some time after I had gotten all comfortable and cozy with my jelly jar tags sort of sums up my feelings on that duality nicely: Continue reading