Kat Atwell is a freelance writer, blogger & stage presence telling stories that deliver laughs, validation & community.

Mental Health | Wellness & Self Image | Experiential & Reviews

Ouch.

Say the subject as you would hear ET say it. And if you haven't seen ET, go watch it first, then read this. Shame on you.

I have a pounding headache, but I'm pretty sure it was worth it. Today, work went on for a small eternity, and afterwards, I decided I'd earned a drink. So, I hit a bar with a friend, she left, I made new friends, I found out friends knew friends who showed up later, long story short: I took the bus home from downtown Denver.

This may seem insubstantial to most, but I haven't taken public transit in about seven years. My ride involved two transfers and there was nearly a fight on the bus, and someone had rancid gas. The anxiety decided to take a ride with me, hence the headache. And I had to pee the entire time, so that didn't really make it better. But! I did it. I'm proud of myself.

I'm going to be so, so tired tomorrow. On the subject of tomorrow, it'll be my 100th post in this blog. So, I'm going to make it worth the title. For now, I'm off to sleep, because oof. Long day. Five hours at a bar. Bus ride home. Girl is tired.

100!

Sad.