I feel like I'm in a box and can't get out (emotionally). This blog stuff is totally new cos I tend to keep too much stuff inside, my chest roiling with suppressed emotions. I could be a good writer if I tried but am creatively paralyzed by fear of judgment of others. I can't shop work cos my skin's so thinly spread I can't take the slightest criticism. So I find myself bottling up feelings, and erupting at inopportune times, and (over)reacting to everything. I suffer from constant tension and stress, manifested as neck/shoulder/lower back pain, which I control via weekly acupuncture at a Chinese medicine clinic and aleve. So here I am. Any help/advice/support that you guys can offer to get me out of my funk/rut/shell would be greately appreciated.