11 April 2008

Hanging in ...

Sometimes, life throws you curve balls. Real curve balls. Not the occasional curving minimally ball. We're talking balls that can swing off the continent before coming back towards you kinda curve ball.

While my eyes burn painfully, I can't fall asleep. There are so many things to worry about. There are so many things I have to do. So many things I need to finish. So many things pending. So many worries to look into. I could use some support. I could really have used some tonight, but it wasn't to be.

The kind of stress levels I'm at now, I'm surprised I haven't turned back to the bottle. Or got myself into some deep funk. I would have done that a few years ago. Perhaps it's a testament to maturity, perhaps it's just realisation dawning that those things don't solve problems. Or release stress. But it's getting desperately despairing now.

Yesterday, I destressed by taking self potraits. Today, I have nothing to fall back to. One stressful phone call followed by another. Work isn't personal. Work is simply work. It piles. It gathers momentum. It requires your every attention to detail, but it comes to you with careless abandon.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll read this and think - "You silly boy ... how could you even think of this ?" - but right now, just walking away from it all isn't such a bad idea. Even dying doesn't appear to be all that bad, seriously. But I'm probably right - it's probably a really terrible idea a tired, sleep deprived mind throws out to self preserve.

I just remembered why I used to turn to the bottle in the past, even when I knew the things I know today. It's simply the convenient thing to do. It was easy. It was simple. It wasn't too hard to get drunk. The brain doesn't function after that, and your problems go away for that little while. Just a little while.

Anyways, I've been quite sober for a really long time now. The new mentality of tackling problems head on might need to change - I think I just realised I can' solve all the problems in the world. I'll just have to pick the ones that are important and work on them.

And of course, there are real reasons life is worth it. You're one.

Oh well. Here, I'm putting this burden down. I'm imagining that I'm taking a huge boulder off my shoulders.

And yeah, if ever anything were to happen to me, I wanna use this picture I took of myself yesterday as my potrait. Seriously.

11 comments:

angeles said...

What you need now is a good night's sleep. You WILL feel less rotten. That's a promise. ;)

*helps Moz to carry the burden off his shoulders*

*sprinkles iHappy dusts all over & hope it works..*

Oh, I was gonna type this on my FB status but I type for u first lah...

You can spend minutes, hours, days, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*** on...

OK, the f-word sounded harsh.. but got oomph maa...

*iHugz*

angeles said...

Oh about that portrait... aiyah, u should hv bent yr head lower maa... then can see your full kepala.. now look maciam kena chopped :P

Sheena said...

In my 25 years of life - chewah, like so old & wise, liddat! - I find that strangely enough, things are better in the morning. May not necessarily be the next morning, but def. on a later morning.

And I am ALL for cam-whoring as a method of de-stressing. Heck, I'm ALL for cam-whoring as a way of living!

Take care, Moz.

Jemima said...

You need HUGS!!!

*gives Moz Lotz of virtual HUGE UGS*

may said...

seriously. I need to hire you to take my portrait and make me look less fat.

_butt said...

:-)

inevitable said...

Bro, next time you want to sober, look for me. I need some 'sobering' time as well.

laundryamah said...

woi apamaciam? aiya u need to just meet up with us & sampat...everything will b alright leow!

how come your head ter-chopped off in that photo geh?

pelfy said...

Wah... so handsome (=

Che-Cheh said...

Go for a massage!

Fhewwitt ada gaya most eligible bachelor. haha

Chev said...

Hope u have a good time in Jakarta..

btw, u r tagged :)