Wednesday, May 9, 2012

overshare

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This is me. Don't I look serene and happy? That's because I am serene and happy! But unfortunately I have a disorder which causes me to look like this:

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During situations that other people find to be perfectly easy to deal with.

It's the pits. It really is. I have an extremely annoying involuntary reaction to cry at even the tiniest amount of stress-inducing social interactions. Like some people blush, or sneeze, or hiccup? I cry. It's awesome! No, it's really not. It's super embarrassing and causes people to make all kinds of assumptions about me that really aren't true.

Honestly I don't really know why I'm posting this on the internet for everyone to read. Not having comments anymore has made me wildly uninhibited! Which, I should point out, is how I feel about most things but I somehow cannot make that connect with my tear ducts and voice steadying device.

So I guess in conclusion, if you didn't already know this about me, now you do! And if you did know it, feel free to talk about it openly, or at least understand that I have a problem, and I'm working on it. I'm thinking about making a badge for myself that just says, "Please ignore the crying. It's involuntary!"