Tag: fear

  • That Feeling You’re Feeling Is Shock

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety Five] Or surprise or trauma or depression or disappointment or rage or pity. Me, too. And that’s okay. But first the news: Random sampling shows up to 5% of Dutch Covid cases are ‘British’ variant Netherlands to get another 11.5 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine Dutch government…

  • Welcome To Twenty Twenty One

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighty Eight] Sit down, put your seatbelt on, and don’t touch anything. Let’s take this one day at a time, shall we? Sure, it may seem like this year is the answer to life, the universe, and everything, but let’s think of it more like Happy Fun Ball, okay?…

  • Dutch Lock Down Day Fourteen

    “But also I’m not as depressed today as I was a few days ago when I wrote those dark thoughts. I continue to get better and stabilize. Sure, it’ll get worse, too, but for now I’m enjoying the upswing and figuring out how to minimize the next dip.”

  • Dutch Lock Down Day Thirteen

    “I’m doing much better now. Whether it was because I hit a ‘bottom’ or that the funeral is passed or because it’s such a gorgeous sunny day out, I managed to get out of bed, shower, get dressed, and do a little work.”

  • What Scares You?

    Tonight at Toastmasters Groningen I talked about how a fear of heights led me to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Twice. And one of the points of my kickass speech evaluator was that I needed to incorporate more facts. Which is true. I am *really* good at telling a story. At leveraging emotions. At entertaining. And…