Sunday, April 3, 2011

Second Guessing

I've managed to ignore the existence of this third season of United States of Tara until an insomniac channel surfing attack tonight. Tossing crap around in my head I've done my best to ignore for 12 years... Wondering if I'm doing the right thing... Do I have the energy and support to really look at that first nightmare year?

Okay, support I know I have. Energy is iffy. Intestinal fortitude? Not so sure.

In the middle of all this, with Charlie blissfully sleeping by my side, I remote flipped right into a discussion between Tara and her husband about her going back to school. "I don't want to be known as the woman with DID." That was a gut punch. Then she made a comment about "finally being able to contribute to this family" and the response was physical. I literally curled into a ball, hit mute and tried to talk myself out of sneaking glances at the closed captioning.

Yeah, okay... self-control still not high on my list of strengths.

At some point here I need to...

You know what? Forget it. I'm not going to try to write what's going on in my head right now. I'm going to go wake Charlie and tell him.

1 comment:

  1. out of curiosity, i started watching United States of Tara. i spent all night last night and all day today watching it. i can't stop.

    it seems very true to life. more than ever now, i respect you. you are SO VERY strong. the biggest difference i see is that your kids are incredibly happy and well adjusted; your family is amazing.

    please don't for a second think that you don't contribute to your family. i daresay you are the glue.


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