December 4, San Mateo, CA: Frustrated. Not just because my internet was out all day, and Miguel fixed it in about 8 seconds by pushing a single button. I find myself becoming annoyed when people (who I know care about me) segue to topics of conversation by saying, "I read what you wrote, and...." This is likely something to get over. But I don't want to be mistaken for someone who seeks to propagate the details of my life. Or for someone who puts my feelings in the public domain for the benefit of those who may read them. Its important for my growth to share in such a forum, and many understand why.
A second, and maybe more important thing to consider, is how my response differs depending on who's doing the talking. I think that I have a different response to family than others. Well, that would simply mirror the rest of my life. But I think what is most important is the fact that I need the support of those who care enough about me to worry when I sound down or cheer me when I don't. And that they know I appreciate them. Hmm...that definitely means my reaction is something to get over.