I am once again having trouble controlling my mouth. When people ask what has been going on or how am I doing I actually tell them the truth instead of giving a simple "Oh not too much" answer they are expecting. The truth takes them by surprise.
"My mom married my grandfather. Its legal and everything. I was adopted as a baby. So technically it is the woman who adopted me marrying the man whose daughter gave birth to me. It really isn't gross if you think about it."Exactly how am I expecting people to react to this? I laugh loudly each time I say it, especially when people react super serious. I am noticing my laughter makes people even more uncomfortable. What is possessing me to do this? I was on a conference call with someone half way across the country who I have only met once in person. I found it necessary to tell her exactly what is going on with me. As the words start coming out of my mouth I realize how ridiculous I sound as a thirty year old woman telling this story, but there is no turning back now. This is something I've struggled with throughout my life, but am finding increasingly problematic as I age. When I was younger my age could be used as an excuse, but now I am turning into the crazy lady. My goal for the next day is to refrain from telling strangers and acquaintances my personal stories. Think I will be able to do it? Yeah, me neither.