Let's see. Monday and Wednesday I had my yoga class. Thursday was girls' night in at my friend's new place. Friday, had dinner with another friend I haven't seen in years. Saturday, ran a few errands. And Sunday I went to church and washed clothes.

What about Tuesday?

What do you mean?

You told me what you did all week, except for Tuesday.

Well, I didn't really do anything on Tuesday.

Okay. So you went to work and came straight home?

I didn't go to work. I called in sick. More of a mental health day, you know?

I see. What did you do all day?

I just stayed in bed, watched a few movies... cried a bit.

You were crying? What about?

I don't know really. I was just sad. I can't really put my finger on what it was.

Hmm. It sounds like you were a little overwhelmed by your emotions for you to interrupt your normal schedule. Would you say that?

No. I wouldn’t say that I was overwhelmed. I just wasn’t my normal self – I wasn’t up to performing that day.


Yea. You know. I just wasn’t up to being everything that people needed me to be.

Well, how about just being yourself?

Ha! Who’s that?

See I’m what you would call a high performer. I do what I do well and that’s why people love me. I give them what they want. And when I can't.... well... I stay home.

What about what you want?

Is that really the person that you want to be for the rest of your life – a crowd-pleaser?

Hmm. You know, Doc, I never thought of it that way.