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.