Lots of stuff going on in life right now. Not all of it is good either. Quite the contrary, actually.
But I decided a long time ago to fore-go spilling the intimate details of my life here in these pages. Did a quick cost-benefit analysis, as I do, and the costs outweighed the benefits by a considerable margin. So let's stick with generalities and vague pleas for help.
What do you do when the stresses of everyday life start getting you down?
I've been known to self-medicate with good times, good (and bad) booze and an active fantasy life. That last one isn't as cool as it sounds. It's just that I've always been able to calm myself by drifting off to sleep and losing myself in the Dreaming. It's a talent...I can't explain it.
But all of that is just distraction from the bigger, more stressful picture. Life. Sure, it's helpful...especially when when there doesn't appear to be anything that can be done about the shit that is storming around your life sometimes. But it's not a final solution. Now THAT sounds ominous, doesn't it?
So seriously. What do you do to compensate for the bad things that life stirs up for you sometime?