Some Things: Definitely Not Resolutions

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Cameron is an illustrator hailing from Ohio. When she’s not drawing, she’s probably very, very quietly having loud thoughts about: queer things, her eventual shop, what to watch next on Netflix, food, names for her future pets, and tumblr.

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  1. I totally feel this about the parking. Like if I get a good spot near my house I don’t even want to leave again.

  2. Parking fear! Same! I thought I was the only strange person! I want to sell my car now, I like it a lot, but I don’t use it often enough (very good public transport here) and I figured out that it stresses me more than it gives me freedom… However now I am avoiding to take the steps for selling, because… well… partly because I can’t just drive to a car dealer because the battery is too low because I didn’t drive for so long…

    • I will drive to the goddamn ends of the earth with no knowledge of what awaits me & I’ll be fine but GOD FORBID I have to drive between 10 minutes and an hour of my home & I don’t know exactly where I can leave my awful car– no thanks, I will opt out.

  3. I love this and I’m gonna try to be kinder to myself in re: anxiety this year too, good luck!

  4. i am going to try to do this parking resolution it’s so hard

    can you believe that some people parallel park on BUSY STREETS WITH CARS COMING DOWN THEM? i see this happen all the time and i think !!!!! who are you and how did you get so brave and confident!!!

    i think my favorite thing i do is try to parallel park, get stressed out that people are behind me waiting, and even though i could’ve fit if i’d kept at it, i just panic and drive away

    • Yes i hear all of that and raise you Emergency Snow Streets. I don’t know what they are but they’re stressing me out so much that I haven’t been to my very nice apartment that I pay for in almost a month and that is not an exaggeration

    • I can because my mom is that person and well she taught 7th grade so clearly the answer is too have gonads of steel and a face of stone to begin with, maybe a sense of entitlement too?

  5. My fear is that I am being annoying by asking to hang out with people. Like, if they wanted to hang out they would have asked me or invited me right? But I try to keep reminding myself that they are probably anxiety ridden too (pretty much a guarantee in my friend group), meaning they are probs thinking the same about me.

    that or they just forget I exist and ultimately don’t like me… ugh the spiral is real.

    • The solution, I think, is to approach hanging out like:

      “Hey, on (this day) I was thinking I’d (insert a task, ex: dusting your blinds, petting your pet, collecting ants from the desert) but then I thought maybe you, my friend who I like spending time with, might want to (do this hanging out thing) if you’re free instead!”

      And then if they don’t want to hang out, you just mentally signed yourself up to do a thing anyway! You’re so busy!

      I haven’t tried it, but those seem like some mental gymnastics that could side-step my anxiety

  6. Cameron, i love every single one of your posts so much!

    Also, two days ago, the loneliness of hanging in my house doing nothing was really getting to me, so i text my friend and within two hours we were catching up over food. Major win, because I’d been doing the deleting the text thing you talked about. Added bonus, i met another friend on the walk to the cafe. Human interaction!! It was awesome.

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