Thursday, March 31, 2005
i'm feeling like i've had sort of a, ya know, tough year so far.

i'd write it all down but i'm trying to get my voice to sound again like i haven't been crying so i can do these recordings, and that will so not happen if i start to write.

it's just kind of a sad thing to feel like you're not good enough for the life you're happy in. what do you do with that?
I went through that, it seems to happen to those of us who aren't used to having things go well, and suddenly they do. We try to convince ourselves we somehow aren't worthy or that something is actually really wrong and all the shit's going to hit the fan.

I especially felt it the first couple of years of being with Chris. I'm over it now. I'm just a lucky girl, and once I came to accept that, things got better.

I hope you feel better soon, you're totally worth all the good stuff, and I love your guts.
i mean.. things aren't going so well. it's more like i'm not good enough for the important people in my life. sometimes i just want to be alone and not have to worry about and think of what bad things other people are thinking about me.

but i'm glad you found your englishman, bethy.
I'm sorry you're having a rough time, honey. It's hard trying to be what you and everyone else wants and/or needs you to be.

I hope things get better soon.
Sorry to hear you are so sad. Maybe these stories will cheer you up some.

Just in time for the Season (April 1) here are a couple of stories I hope you enjoy as much as everyone enjoys yours.

Navy Sonar Drives Sharks Insane

Pygmy Walrus Invade Florida Keys

Smiling can help.

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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