In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

May 19, 2011

Felicity and Dawson {cheaper than therapy...}

So as my life has made a hard right turn on the road of 555 Unsure Avenue in the city of Uncomfortable in the state of Unbalancedandscared, I have found myself watching the shows I blogged earlier about. Something about these shows allow me to float into a TV euphoria full of Dawson, Joey, Pacey, and Jen or Felicity, Noel, Ben and Julie. I feel like I'm sitting on Felicity's dorm floor or Dawson's roof watching it all play out.

While it might sound like it's just an escape, watching these teenage drama series have made it easier to live day-to-day with the uncertainty of what will happen next. I watch the shows, and I can get so wrapped up in their drama, I almost {almost} can let go of my own. It's odd to think, but I think the down time actually gives me the time to process what's going on around me. The chatter of the shows {while I am actively watching and understanding what's going on in their stories} keeps me company while I can passively sit and subconsciously come to grips with reality. Sometimes I will be "multi-tasking" and I'll hear a statement from the series and it just hits me.... hard {like, oh wow, that's exactly right. I needed to hear that. I need to think about that.} So I'll take the words from Felicity and toss and turn them over and over until I have wrapped my head around whatever it is at that moment that's giving a hard time.

It may sound like I'm just a "couch potato," but the way I figure it, I can:
(a) spend time with Felicity and Dawson on the couch {or in bed} now while I'm figuring out my next steps that way I'm able to deal with everything now, as it comes   
(b) I can wait, not deal with it because I'm not giving myself time for processing, and end up on a therapist's couch and spend a lot more than $8.99 per season.

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