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The Crazy

May 11, 2009

I’m a woman, and that can only mean one thing.

Well, it means many things, certainly, but one thing is currently on my mind which is caused by my female-ness.

I’ve got a major case of The Crazy.

Don’t we all, though, ladies?

We all get jealous and insecure and we all jump to conclusions and we all get moody and emotional.  Some of us deal with it differently– some girls just gotta go out and drink martinis and dance, some hole up with sappy chick flicks and a tub of ice cream, and some, like me, sit down with a guitar or a piano and a notebook and write the hell out of some cheesy country love songs.  Some girls make numerous phone calls and send text messages and post passive aggressive facebook statuses.  Let’s take a moment to thank God I’m not that girl.  Most of the time.

The Crazy manifests itself differently, but oh, we’ve all got it.

But here’s what I wonder, and gentlemen, you’re welcome to chime in with your thoughts on this one too:

Should we be letting our Crazy Flags fly?  Should we be embracing the fact that we get insecure, overly analytical, even jealous every once in awhile?  Should we openly display these emotions?  Or should we be recognizing The Crazy and trying to batten it down with a two-by-four? Does anyone really want to see that side of us?

At what point does bottling up The Crazy equal dishonesty with oneself or one’s significant other (not that I have one, just speculating), and at what point is it considered self preservation?

And really? How long can you bottle up The Crazy before it ferments to become The Psychosis?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. magicjones permalink
    May 11, 2009 6:40 pm

    Hello courtney.

  2. May 11, 2009 9:00 pm

    I shot The Crazy in the foot in January, and it’s been slinking around in the bushes since then. I’ve found that letting the Crazy Flag fly just makes other people behave in ways that create more Crazy, so I’ll continue shooting it in the foot whenever it makes an appearance.

    Life is better without it anyhow.

  3. May 11, 2009 10:15 pm

    the crazy – isn’t that what blogging’s for? no? uh-oh. i’m in trouble.

  4. May 12, 2009 12:12 am

    i think that letting the crazy flag fly is fine. as a warning to others. just so that they know. though, it needn’t be shared WHY the crazy flag is being flown. that’s what i think.

  5. May 13, 2009 10:29 am

    I fly it high. Sometimes I should tone it down a little, but in the end, I need to know that the people I care about and count on (like you!) know what they’re dealing with. This has caused me some major embarrassment and heartache from time to time, but it’s also how I scored a husband who understands, accepts, and is even slightly amused by my crazy. ;)

  6. May 13, 2009 10:34 am

    i don’t think that we should bottle up ‘the crazy’ but i also don’t think that we should parade it around town for everyone to see. i think a healthy medium is in order. we should recognize the fact that we have it, be honest with ourselves, and ride it out. if the fact that we have ‘the crazy’ directly influences someone else, like a significant other, then just let them know what’s going on, i’m they’ll stay out of our way :o)

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