Sometimes I Just Forget

24 Aug

I forget how old I am (really!)
I forget what my husband JUST told me
I forget to put the laundry in the dryer
I forget how much our rent is
I forget numbers
I forget figures
I forget passwords
I forget why I walked into that room
I forget what I was going to order for dinner
I forget what day it is
I forget what year it is
I forget my kids birthdays
I forget the years they were born
I forget what I forgot to do
I forget what I remembered to do
I forget

Those are the shadows of anxiety. The things people don’t think even exist. Anxiety is one of those sneaky things that, if you aren’t careful, can sneak up on you and cause years of your life to simply be forgotten. Vanish.

But it’s funny, because I remember

Thousands of song lyrics
My sons favorite flavor of ice cream
Small moments that happened years ago
Irrelevant moments
I remember my husbands social security number
And my bank account balance
And my old cars license plate number

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the things you can’t control and remember that forgetting isn’t the end all be all to a productive life.

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