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21 November 2010 @ 09:22 pm
A question for the ages.  
Why do I work so hard to avoid doing things I really want to do?
Bitch-extraordinaire!: From the desk ofsakuracorr on November 22nd, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Different reasons. Fear, in general, being obvious (fear of failure but fear of something you have to do before you can do the thing you like that you don't like at all and thus wish to avoid) but also wanting to 'be in the right place (mentally/emotionally/financially)' for it or fear it won't be as fulfilling as you'd hoped/live up to your expectations and/or memories of it. Because it reminds you of something bad (usually not the case, but something along the lines of "I used to do this with X, and now X is gone/not my friend/can't do it anymore for whatever reason." Because other things feel more important. Because the thing you want to do makes you feel like a child when you're trying to be a grown up. Because the weather won't permit. Because an illness is getting in the way. Feeling like you have no time for it. Because it doesn't distract you from your thoughts/emotions enough when you feel like you need a distraction.

I'm sure there's more, but that's all I could come up with. People are complicated critters.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Those things are probably all true at one time or another!

I think "being a grown-up" is probably part of it. Sometimes I just want someone to make me do the things I want to do.