Continuing to face down stressful situations involved w/our old landlord and apartment. I will not go into details but it involves doing the right thing by him AND standing up for ourselves. "Seek justice for yourself AND others." Don't run from trouble, face it squarely and do the best you can. Another lesson. Identify priorities and deal with them. One of them was getting my lenses replaced before our trip to DC tomorrow. Looking through scratches is not the way to travel around DC.
There have been times in the past when I have faced down trouble and bullies, other times when I have hightailed it and run. I am brave more often, but still not every time, for sure.
When I face my problems, do not run from them, my anxiety sweems to abate. the anxiety is exacerbating from walking around with blinders on.
Complete honesty is also very important, not shading the truth. I have been doing that MUCH more often.
I read an article about column writing, suggesting that the writer be forthright, not mealy-mouthed. the latter kind of writing is boring and dishonest. So my political columns are increasingly hard hitting, especially as this crucial election rolls around.
Then, facing ED. Until I love some weight and reduce blood pressure medicine or eliminate it, I cannot really complain too much. But it's kind of scary. I worry that my sexual desire won't come back.
Someone on OS gave me advice in two sentences, and it was the best advice I received all day. The concept of "less is more" carries a lot of weight.