babies & bathwater

step one: locate baby in bathwater. step two: remove baby from bathwater. step three: throw out bathwater, keep baby.

what I feel/what I would like to feel

‘what i would like to feel’ was just pretending to be friendly until it got close enough to pull out its taser, so this was probably a good call on the part of ‘what i feel’.

you’re going to be okay

one of the most reassuring things when I am feeling uncertain and overwhelmed is when I am told by someone who is more experienced than me that it is normal to feel uncertain and overwhelmed