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Voetsek Feelings!

Today all my feelings are all over all the places.

I would prefer, if I am very honest, to stay happy, logical, and focused, all those "good" things, but it rarely feels like I can do that. Today I definitely experienced all the feelings in the rainbow, and it has left me feeling like I should* be able to regulate better.

I feel annoyed, maybe even weak, that I am a person who can feel a range of emotions within a short space of time, so a day, even a week. Which now that I type it out sounds a bit ridiculous, wanting to stay in the same mood the entire week, and giving myself a hard time for not being able to is not something I would expect from another human.

Now that I sit with this idea, and write this post, I realise it is not regulation I am craving. It is the restriction of feeling, all the habits of old.

Where I worked myself through all the signals and signs, ate myself through the pain, learned myself through the meaninglessness. Action, action, action. It gave me a sense of being in control, that somehow my actual situation was not my situation. Avoidance through action.

And now, I have to face, and feel, and sit, and it comes through in art, or in writing, or in nature - and today, it is so so hard.

I feel like a failure today. I don't want to justify, or explain it away, or be soothed necessarily - because I know, logically, experience wise, it will pass, and return, and pass. Life/death/life.

But for today, I just wanted to confess. I feel a little bit a lot like a waste of space.

Tamka Out

*should = my alert word

*Voetsek: go away

I painted this in 2019 - I felt like I had all the characteristics of all these animals vs. just one, and it FRUSTRATED me, and here we are again 2021...

Effy Wild Blog Along Sept 2021 - come along, it's fun, even though my post above isn't - haha!

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Gina Maloney
Gina Maloney
Sep 22, 2021

I stared at your animal(s) for a while and smiled. What a wonderful way to portray the Feelings without words. I think embracing those animals/feelings was the way through them back then. Maybe now too.


Sep 22, 2021

wow I love to unsubscribe to should...i deeply relate to this blog post.


I hear you, too. And I also know, like you, that it will pass but sitting with those feelings can be oh so hard. Hang in there. <3


Jean Puhlman
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Sep 21, 2021

I hear you Tamara loud and clear!! <3

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