In all honesty, I feel way less stressed in this warzone than I did back in the States. Out here I don't worry about bills. I don't worry about finding a date. I don't worry about what people think of me. I don't worry about hardly anything. There can be explosions nearby and I only care because I'll be inconvenienced to go and put on my kit. Gunfire is commonplace, more easily ignored than the sound of street racers.
Nothing has any meaning.
My biggest source of stress and pain is the fact that I'm trying to hold on to a memory. I should just let it die.
I hurt myself far more than you hurt me.