*Hugs for everyone's woes*
Sis: I'm so sorry Trent and I can't make it to your show. We really wanted to come and tried to re-arrange things a few times to make it work, but the timing has just been completely sucky.
Sorry to hear other people couldn't come too.
Re the gay marriage stuff: Gay marriage should be recognised in law. End of story.
Wish Australia would get our act together on that front too.
Anxiety: Sorry to those suffering from it. I have low-level anxiety issues and it completely sucks!
Sometimes I find that I'm getting anxious and when I stop to figure out why...there is no reason at all! (I don't mean, I'm getting anxious over silly little things which shouldn't
casuse anxiety - because that happens all the time - I mean there is actually NOTHING! Not even a silly little thing.) It's almost like it's a subconscious bad habit or something. Ick!
Glenn: Maybe you're just being realistic and/or honest?
I've often been accused of being negative when I'm actually just being realistic (or perhaps a little pessimistic, but usually with good reason)
Being single: to those who are single and unhappy about it, I'm sorry to hear it. I am always worried about saying too much on this subject because I don't want to sound like some "smug-married" spouting opinions about something I know nothing about.
The only thing I can say is based on observations of some of my close friends which is this:
It's never too late! Even if you're 50yo and haven't found love yet, maybe you shouldn't give up yet.
But, keep in mind: it's pretty unlikely that love will just fall into your lap. You will have to work damned hard to find someone and then damned hard to make the relationship work. So be prepared to put in the hard yards.
However - I honestly think it's worth it. It's worth going to a million singles websites and a hundred bars and lots of blind dates, even if 99% of them end with either no-one or with bastards. Surely it's worth going through all of that if you find the love of your life at the end of it all?
Even if it takes 5 or 10 years of hard slog to find someone - isn't that worth it for the remaining 50 years (or more) of your life that you get to spend with someone you love?
Phew - sorry, I'm full of opinions today!
How about just some hugs to finish it all off