In the past week, I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone on quite a few occasions to do things I’ve always wanted to try. I went to see a hypnotist conveniently located three blocks from my office thanks to an amazing deal I found recently on Lifebooker (though I often complain about working in the big city, I’ll never take the convenience of everything at my fingertips for granted). I had no idea what to expect but was told it wouldn’t involve hocus pocus or pocket watches (sadly). I was a ball of schvitz and anticipation by the time I rounded the corner and made my way up the stairs. Once there, I eased into the chair with my heart rate through the roof.
I think the hypnotist noticed because she told me nicely that I appeared a bit nervous.
She quickly explained the benefits of hypnosis, how it works, and what exactly we would be doing together. We did some basic exercises and she asked me to revisit some stressful events in my past so she could walk me through them once more. She taught me different ways to approach situations which I have been implementing into my daily routine with much success. I’m not sure if it’s because I had invested a bit of faith in the idea that something like hypnosis could actually help me or because I really gave it my all while in that chair, but I’m feeling infinitely better since I tried it. Hallelujah.
I also (finally!) got my tattoo. I’m very happy with it. Bryan and my best friend came with, each took a hand, and did much to ease my nerves. But it really wasn’t so bad and I’m already considering my second. This, I imagine, is how it all gets started, isn’t it?
This past Wednesday I appeared on a radio talk show to discuss dating and relationships. I think it went well but I realized I have the tendency of saying “like” and “you know” a thousand times. I’ll work on that. Does anyone have any information on getting involved in radio? I’d love to hear it!
Other than that, things are looking good. Phish summer tour has been announced. I’m still smitten and Bryan and I haven’t killed each other after five months. And it looks as though I have some exciting projects in the works. Details to come soon.
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