Tumblr was bumming me out, you guys. I was getting to be like those people who spend all of their time on Reddit and end up just super angry and depressed about everything. My anxiety has been really bad this year and the “news feed” culture of Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook was just triggering me left and right —- oh look, a picture of a kitten, oh look, a picture/story about something that terrifies me and sends me into hysterics!
But I’ve been going to therapy regularly and learning how to control my thoughts a little better, life in general is pretty pleasant and I find it very difficult to be totally depressed when the weather starts cooling down and Fall approaches. I think the opposite is true for a lot of people, but for me, this is my happy time.
So I eased myself back into Facebook and now I’ll ease back into Tumblr. Wish me luck!
I was a big Mr. Rogers fan when I was a kid. I once wrote him a letter asking him to come to my birthday party and received a reply saying that he was very busy filming the show but that he wished me a happy birthday.
Anyway, my mom told me that apparently I loved this song Mr. Rogers would sing about the difference between boys and girls (song starts at 4:00). She said that I went around singing it in public and embarrassing her because I would sing “Boys are fancy on the outside, girls are fancy on the inside.”
Even though those aren’t the exact lyrics, I think the four year old me was pretty spot on in assessing the difference between male and female genitals.
What does it say about me and the type of media I consume that I kept feeling like I should be offended by this in some kind of way and when it wasn’t truly offensive I just got confused? Fancy.