I Am I 'm Just Tagging Along

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Jodi, I was really enjoying planning my trip back to the Motherland. In fact, that enjoyment grew exponentially once you expressed your desire to join. Then when you moved past the “I’m just tagging along” phase and contributed ideas I likely would not have even stumbled upon, I was ecstatic that this journey would be a reflection of both of us. As excited as I am to return to Russia, truly my favorite part of the past several weeks has been getting to know you better and growing closer. At this point you have to be wondering why am I reading instead of listening? (Did John join a militaristic mime troupe?) While we’ve discussed that it’s easier to express oneself fully in writing there’s also the fact that topics of this emotional magnitude tend to remove all possibility of me being able to speak clearly, and given how impactful words of affirmation are for you, having a written copy may enable greater recall if/when your brain engages it’s chemical reactions. On the topic of neurochemistry, biological love stew – adrenaline, serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, oxytocin are all part of an extraordinary evolutionary adaptation to ensure the propagation of the species. I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the topic, so I won’t belabor it. While it’s not easy to ignore such biological stimuli (just ask the cavemen that harass women daily – because they try so hard), it is possible to mitigate and even overcome the influence these neurotransmitters have on our behavior.
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