Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Support systems.

One of my primary support systems.
Who do you turn to for support? I've begun to realize that I don't. Turn to anyone for much support, really. It's not that i don't have folks out there who are always ready and willing to lend a hand or ear or whatever else I might need in a moment (or hour) of need), but I'm just not the guy to call up and ask for it. When I'm having a rough day I just deal with it. When I'm going through a rough patch in life I just weather it. And I'm not saying I don't need someone to talk to and help release some inner pressure by turning that valve, but I don't expect it from anyone.

Don't misread me, I'm not some stoic marching staunchly through life. That couldn't be further from the truth. It's just, and I'm sure this can be traced back to my younger years of being the outcast and freak and living in the days when weird wasn't alternative or hip but just weird, over time I've just built up ways to process problems and get through them. 99.8% I can do that totally solo. And that other 0.2% of the time? I guess that's when I have to realize I can't do this all alone after all.


Mich said...


Tankboy said...

YOU'RE another of my primary support systems too!

Alyson said...

Puppies are a great support system! I don't have any atm, but my childhood dogs always knew when to come and pant at me until I felt better.

Tankboy said...

Oh, my stinky beagle is always there for me!