This week was a bit of a rollercoaster. I won't get into exactly why -- suffice to say there was the potential for some news that was life-changing. Mrs. Geek and I knew that this news was probably coming sooner or later, but it kept me awake nearly all Tuesday night.
This episode reminded me that I often practice a certain level of emotional compartmentalization. I often don't feel things until I absolutely have to -- when it suddenly floods over me and I get 2-3 hours of sleep the following night. It was like that when I happened to tell Mrs. Geek's Dad and Step-mom that I was going to propose marriage. It also happened when we bought the house.
Now you can call this denial... but I think of it as a constructive form of denial. Since I seem to have a reputation for being "steady steady steady", I find that getting all the worrying over in one night is rather efficient. The rest of my time can be devoted to more soberly attempting to make decisions.
At least that's my story, and I am sticking to it.
on 2008-02-15 at 9:31 p.m.
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