Geeks vs loneliness: defending your superpower
Welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our spot on the site where we try and talk about things that may be affecting you and the people around you. No miracle cures, just a few thoughts.
And she wants to talk about superpowers…. It tends to be associated with slightly emo tendencies — as portrayed by Violet in The Incredibles. But let me plead my case —.
Let me paint a mental image for you of my appearance. The first thing you may clock is the red hair.
It acts like the beacon of a lighthouse — a bonus when trying to find me in a crowd, not so much between the ages of attending a British comprehensive. Ad — content continues below.
The current average height for a woman in the UK is 5ft 3 in. I literally tower above that.
I wish it was that easy. I finally started wearing heels a few years ago, occassionally this still feels like a warped act of defiance. Shut down before I can finish my sentence. If anything it increases the level of self-doubt — something which I seem to have an inexhaustible supply of.
My anxiety is omnipresent but has different volumes. Embrassment is the biggest trigger and it effortlessly turns the voice of anxiety up to Any positive thoughts become replaced with that want to disappear and be invisble.
Mortification sets my body aflame which, courtesy of being a redhead, makes this blush of embarrassment metaphorical as well as literal. My body may carry on walking and talking but my brain has checked out, overwhelmed with dealing with the invasion of anxiety which is currently wreaking havoc. Get the best of Den of Geek delivered right to your inbox!
My extreme levels of self-consiousness impact on every aspect of my life, negative thoughts and anxiety will lurk on the fringes waiting to taint any happy moments. Addressing this monster, pulling it from out behind the curtain and confronting it, is the only way I can defeat it. Share: Share on Facebook opens in a new tab Share on Twitter opens in a new tab Share on Linkedin opens in a new tab Share on opens in a new tab Comment: Comments count: 0.
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