First time poster
Posted October 23rd, 2012 by Picking-your-battles
Hi guys. Logged on and saw this forum actually had a few posts from this year, not 2006 and thought I could vent. I was about to make a blog then realized that not many people would find it, nor care to read it. So here I am. I am a confirmed picker of 22 years. I am 27. I had a bad night last night. For the past month or so my picking has been really bad. I pick my arms, and from the waist down. I guess I've been more stressed than usual, and I usually pick while I'm in bed, whether consciously or unconsciously. Well, last night was really bad- to the point that wearing my jeans hurts (again.) But of course I'm going to wear them, as I would never be seen in shorts. But for the first time in a long time, something clicked inside my head that said, "It's okay. Things can't be fixed over night just by starting a picking journal, and you have started a new attempt to quit." Maybe there's hope.