I want to steal something from a radio station and a podcast I listen to, and get people posting about the good things going on in your life right now! In a world of negativity, I want to hear about the good things, things you are proud of, things that are falling into place perfectly for you. This is more of a non-site thing, but if your proudest thing at the moment is on the site, share that too!
For example, I am super thrilled with my horse, Belle. She's a mare, and a handful, and likes to think for herself instead of listening to me, especially if it's work. I carry a whip with me in case she acts up or refuses to listen, often just seeing I mean business is enough. But we've been bonding real well and this was our second ride without a whip at all, going through all the paces and turns and stops. I'm also teaching her to bow and she is very eager and willing to learn this for treats, her knee touched the ground today! Hands free, vocal command. It's taken years for me to get over Andrew's death, but we are getting closer as a team.
What are some awesome things going on in your life?
If I had a heart, I could love you, If I had a voice, I would sing. After the night when I wake up, I'll see what tomorrow brings.
I’m all about positivity, even in the little things. So how ‘bout this...I went to the gym today! Hoorah! Hahaha! I know it helps me a lot (more emotionally but also physically as a bonus), but when I’m down I just don’t want to go. Today I mustered the energy to do it anyway. Hopefully I’ll start another healthy cycle from it.
On an even brighter note, my sister has decided to join me in being vegan from now on! She doesn’t give a hoot about animals, but the health benefits and weight loss she’d have from my cooking is enough for her to join me.
Exciting things about me! I'm starting a new job next week! I'm a registered nurse, and will be taking a temporary rotation at a bigger hospital on a renal (kidney) medical unit, so more opportunities for learning and diversifying my career. Personal life - I've had my dog for just over a year now and for the last few weeks I've been dating a very nice guy. I've been slowly coming off of my anti depressants as my mental health has taken a turn for the better. Things are going really well for me and I've been achieving a lot of the goals that I've set for myself. Fitness wise I'm hoping to do better for myself. But hey, I'm certainly not perfect but its a good direction I want to push myself in.
I managed to (somehow) get married last October; and I also went back to college after years of being unable to. I am going for SCIENCES so I'm excited. So far I've made the local dean's list twice (in as many semesters) and I will be going back in the fall. :3
We got a cat this year (technically she was one of my parents' but they couldn't keep her anymore) and I adore her. Her name is Zelda, and she's a mess. I haven't had a cat since my childhood kitty passed, and I'm happy to have Zelda. She makes my day a bit brighter and loves cuddles.
Thanks to some recent steps taken by my state, I will also probably be going back to therapy again (I'm doing workably, but there are some new options open for possible treatments for my illness that were not there a few years ago that might work), which is actually a good thing in the long run. c:
I'll probably not be doing as much work on the site come this fall, but I figure I'll be able to keep up with most of it just fine despite the larger course-load I'll be taking.
I'll start with the recent one. Some people may have seen me mention my car being back in the shop for smelling like gas fumes inside and out. I had him in the shop on Tuesday initially, and the mechanic and his team found a disconnected vapor return pipe on the bottom of my car and reconnected it.
Thought that was the end of it; it wasn't. I drove my car to and back for a petsitting job I've been doing this week, and I smell it again; so I called the mechanic again. They had me come in yesterday at my earliest convenience and had to dig deep to find the problem.
This morning, I got a call and was told that my fuel pump had a needle sized hole in the top, and that was spewing fuel out of the pump onto things. Thankfully there's a cover over it, but there was still the issue of fumes. Gave the ok to replace the pump.
To the tune of 3 paychecks and my folks covering the initial visit, my car no longer smells like gas fumes inside or out and has a new fuel pump to show for it. I'm very grateful to my mechanic for not giving up on finding the problem; they've taken excellent care of my parents cars before me and now my own car. I no longer have to be shuttled about by my parents to get to work and petsitting and back.
I didn't realize how much I was reliant on my own transportation until I had the busiest week of being a 6 day workweek at another store and catsitting half the week too twice a day.
It’s a good thing you got that fixed, BD. One time my friend was working under her car (while drunk) and ripped off the fuel line, spraying it all over her. When I pulled her out in her panic, she hugged me, so we were both soaked in gasoline. Then on the drive home we got really high because we had the windows up. In other words, the fumes screwed with our brains really bad - and it can cause I think it’s called “Sudden Death Syndrome” or something just from a little. So every drive with those fumes was a gamble for you. >.<
I love hearing all the other goodies with you guys. <3 I “like” your posts, but I’m not sure if it shows you. Haha
I start college in the morning; and it's paid for! The government finally got their crap together and okayed my last semester's financial aid, as well as this one. They've been giving me the runaround over paperwork, and I was really just assuming that they'd never contact us with any help. :3 I'm a lot less stressed now!
Also, got on some new medicine, and it's working great. Feels nice to feel kinda normal?
That’s great, Renathan! I’m glad it sorted out. Those unexpected victories are the best.
This is a great thread for me right now.
For an entire year I was out of work, and out of school six months. I quit them both because I knew there was a better path for me....and that was a really difficult choice. Even harder was living with it! It was an extremely humbling experience to rely so heavily on my loved ones. And for a long time I was really discouraged. After many disappointments, I had begun to think that here was no light at the end of the tunnel.
However, a month ago I signed up to start doing background ‘acting’ on tv. It was just a hopeful small occasional paycheck to help me find the next step. Honestly, I expected it to be as big of a disappointment as the other things I’d looked into...but it wasn’t! Now I’m learning so much! And I’m realizing it isn’t impossible to pursue the dreams I’ve always had. Also, just being a background actor full time makes bank. Hahaha! And I am SO MUCH happier doing this simple/humble work than being a server or retail person. I’d rather be low-income and happy like this than high-income doing anything I was expected to do before.
And the cool part is I won’t have to! I’m holding onto faith that before the year is up I’ll be casted in something. Even something as small as a commercial pays several thousand dollars! It’s just a stepping stone.
.....but the point is that I found that stepping stone I’ve been missing.
Riku I'm so happy that things are going well for you! Finding your path in the right direction is honestly such a refreshing thing and you'll wake up everyday feeling really great about it!
My life update- no longer dating. The 'nice' guy decided to ghost me out of nowhere. For those who don't know, that means just disappearing. Stopped replying to my texts, phone calls, etc. Oh well, things happen. Less drama without dating. Things are much easier this way, I've had the opportunity to focus on myself a lot more. This includes a lot of things!
I'm going to be getting my dog into some more obedience classes and then hopefully we're going to do some fun agility together! He has a lot of energy when we're out (and a couch potato at home,) and I'm hoping to get him into something more stimulating. My new job has been going wonderfully. A lot of learning, just as I've anticipated. I'm also slowly getting the ball rolling for travel nursing and that's also another intriguing thing for me to work towards. I've found my faith again, and I really understand the phrase 'strength in faith' now. I've been praying and further building myself in that direction. I also recently started volunteering at a wonderful organization that helps people who are experiencing homelessness, and its incredibly fulfilling spending time there. The only things I want to work on is my health and fitness as well as be a bit more financially smart. The anti-depressant removal is also going very slow (its incredibly tough on my brain and body,) but I'm so proud of myself. I don't want people to think I'm advocating that you should live a medication free life - there are so many people who constantly need and benefit greatly from anti-depressants and the like, but for myself I've made a personal choice to try to get off of them because I feel as though I will be able to cope with my mental health with the improvements I've made in my own life. There are many people who use anti-depressants temporarily, and many who use them lifelong. Either are okay!
I hope everybody continues in the right directions! It makes me so happy to see others doing so well.
You're right, I am waking up happy. That’s a choice - but a much easier one when things are going well.
I can relate to you with the weaning off drugs. For me it was also a personal choice due to the improvements I had made to my life. It was about two years ago and I don’t regret it at all. And yes, adjusting and chemically balancing out can be messy. However, you eventually get an intuitive feel and flow with your body. You recognize patterns, and it really becomes like a learned relationship with your physical self.
I’m really glad you said you’re reconnecting with your more spiritual identity as well. That can be soooo healthy! I went through that restart about...holy pumpernickel! That was more than a year ago! It’s been incredibly rewarding. Confusing at times. Absolutely understanding and peaceful at others. I’m excited for you.
Health and fitness are big ticket topics for me. <3 I’m just starting a new workout plan today, and I’ve been fully Vegan for the health benefits for four months. For me, the transition to taking better care of my body started about two years ago, shortly after kicking the meds. I had to balance myself out naturally. And it helps so much!
If you ever wanna talk on any of these subjects, please go right ahead and PM me!
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6