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I was thinking tonight how nice it would be if I didn't replay every conversation in my head, solely for the purpose of picking it apart to figure out what I said wrong or what I didn't say that I should have.


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Mar. 19th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
I think that is preferable to replaying every conversation solely for the purpose of picking it apart to figure out how others wronged you and how you're the martyr.

(not that you are. But I am certain many people do.)
Mar. 20th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
I was raised Catholic, which means I have an unshakeable belief that anything bad in my life is somehow my fault. So others can't wrong me: I've got it coming.
Mar. 19th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
I feel you on that one, Pjv. One of my nightly rituals.
Mar. 20th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
It is even worse for a journalist, I think, because so much of your work is done in public.
Mar. 19th, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
I wish I could offer something more tangible than, "Stop it! Stop it right NOW!" but that's about all I've got.

Unless you're purposely speaking thoughtlessly, carelessly, or with the intent to do emotional harm, (which I know for certain that you wouldn't do) and then regretting it later, it seems that there must be a kazillion other things you and that magnificent brain of yours could ponder. You've gotta stop those thoughts in their tracks and retrain that brain to think about shooting stars. Or bass playing. Or what kind of vegetables you'd plant if you planted a vegetable garden.
Mar. 20th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
I might just start drinking again.
Mar. 20th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
All. The. Time. Or in the case of interviews, I'll replay them for real, because that shit's recorded. Ugh.
Mar. 20th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Recorded interviews: ugh is right. I had forgotten just how hard it was to listen to them.
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