Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Adam, 13th Jun 2012.
Wooop! I actually have a friend at my school!
I have indirectly led to a classic car being rescued
After months of saving and some luck in cash converters I have a 7 way Yamaha Amplifier for £60. When it was new and first released was worth £1000. It is really amazing quality!
Next scarefest I'm staying in a scareroom (I've been wanting to do this for 4 years and for my 18th I finally can!)
I'm rather happy and content with the way life is going at the moment, although things could be better (I could have a job) but they could be a lot worse. In the past month Ive moved back to the midlands so I'm closer to my family and friends and I love where I live, the view up here from the base of the Malvern Hills is stunning and I can see for miles on a clear day. I've finally had some luck on Plenty Of Fish in the past week and have been talking to a woman over the past few days, we lots in common and have spent a lot of time talking. After Xmas me and her are going on a date and I have to say I'm looking forward to this more than Xmas.
That's great news. I met my husband on Plenty of Fish, as did two of my friends. I think the site is a nightmare for men! As a girl, you just get loads of messages and have to filter through them, but it seems like guys have to do all the work. I hope the date goes well
Don't know if anyone here does/had done the International Baccalaureate but yeah, I love it. It's immensely refreshing to enjoy college and find it s rewarding.
London next weekend
Got my English Language GCSE result back today. 179/200 which is an A, one off an A*. Therefore, it's being sent off to see if I can get the extra mark!
A couple who we are close friends with had their baby girl yesterday evening. She was three weeks early, but is fine and healthy. Our friend had an awful year last year, losing both of her parents within a couple of weeks of each other, both to cancer. I'm just so happy for them that their little girl has arrived safely, and quickly too! It's the best news I've heard in ages ;D
Not perfect but genuinely just a really happy bunny right now (and counting down the days to Feb Half Term)
Just had my operation
Also, morphine ;D
Today in general has been fantastic
This morning I had a very much overdue moment of realisation about a girl. The past year now I have been manipulated, threatened, insulted and lived in constant fear. And not only that, when my friends tried to warn me I didn't believe them. I can only see this not that I can see it happening to another guy and I have taken that big step back. Everything has started working again, I'm sleeping better, become more productive and am maintaining an actual stable relationship.
So on that note I think I owe some apologies, first of all to anyone I didn't listen to, or didn't put first. Second to those who I stressed at or took it out on, and thirdly a thank you for being patient. I admit I did a stupid, nearly a year on I think I've got it right. Thank you.
Just booked tickets for the Harry Potter Studio Tour next Wednesday.
It's amazing, you will love it!
English GCSE got remarked to an A*! Don't think I've ever felt so happy about a grade before.
The weekend is finally upon us - two whole days in which to sleep and recharge batteries
Now, the observant of you who were at Beach Party last weekend might have noticed I wasn't quite my usual self and perhaps a bit more distant and anxious than I'd have liked. Last Friday, I'd had a bit of a talking to at work. It came as a bit of a surprise as I'd been there less than a month and was still learning the ropes, but out of the blue I was told managers had received a lot of negative feedback about me, that my performance wasn't at the level they expected of their staff and basically I had a week to sort it out, else my 'future would be reconsidered'. I'm still VERY new to the role and have pitifully little experience, so I've been on an extremely steep learning curve for the last month or so.
However, as I'm posting in this thread and not the other, you've probably guessed I've had a bloody good week. Working hard's never been an issue for me (when I'm being paid for it anyway, school was another story!!), but obviously, my personality being the way it is, it can sometimes be hard for me to make good first impressions, which is something of a handicap in a new job! Anyway, having gone in this week, superglued on a smile, kissed a few backsides, worked a few 10/11 hour days and fetched coffee for the people who are marking my work, I seem to have turned it around - I had another meeting this morning and this time everything was positive.
The work I'm doing isn't coming back from the quality team covered in blue ink and amendments anymore, the girl on my team that I was initially terrified of turned out to be a pussycat underneath, I'm *slowly* coming to terms with the idea of having to use the phone - and to cut a long story short, I've still got a job to go to at 8 on Monday morning; after the six months I've just had, another employment failure was obviously my biggest fear.
I'm not the world's most confident person, and it's not often I'm genuinely proud of myself; indeed, this is probably the most pleased with myself I've been since I passed my driving test 3 years ago! Yet for the first time in my adult life, I'm happy to be doing work which is actually mentally challenging. When that was at stake, but I was given an opportunity to prove myself, I'm pleased to say I've grabbed it with both hands - I've worked harder than I would have liked this week (and indeed will have to again for the next few months to come!) but it's been well worth it
On top of that, my sister's home from Uni the weekend, my brother had a CT scan come back all clear, so this weekend's one for celebration and relaxation. Following the events of last Summer, I'm finally being discharged by the North Staffs wellbeing service on Thursday AND next weekend I get to see you lovely lot AND Dream Theater.
For the first time in a while, everything's just where I want it to be. Let's hope I can keep it that way!!!
After an extremely rough couple of weeks, I feel a bit better.
I've been off work with a bad anxiety flare up, causing my IBS to flare up. It came to a head this weekend, with me having panic attacks and feeling incredibly down. I went to the Doctor on monday who gave me some Lorazepam as a short term way to calm me down, and I was able to go back to work today.
That has made the world of difference to me. I feel like a functioning human again. I had my appraisal which my boss sprung on me with no warning (which is exactly the way to do it with me so that I can't get too worked up about it), which went well. Then the hubby and I went to view 2 houses, one of which is perfect and we hope to buy.
It just feels like things are on the up again.
Several members of this forum have helped me through this so much. I owe everything to them. Thank you xxx
That's one of the things I love about this forum - whether we intend to or not, we often end up as the world's best support group
...and it's worked - I had my last therapy appointment this morning, I'm officially discharged and was basically told that compared to the human wreckage I was when I first walked into that clinic last June, nobody could believe the change in me and just how far I've come towards 'sorting my life out' in the ensuing months.
And as Amy rightly says, TST has played a massive part - you were all here for me last Summer when things were really rough, while a lot of people were not. I try to repay that kindness around here wherever I can, even if I generally can't do much more than make people laugh
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