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I am also struggling with what to do with my life :)  Being a housewife just isn't cutting it for me, though I love it.

 

I recently E-mailed the local NAMI chapter and I might get involved with that organization.  That would be a fun thing to do.

 

I'm actually considering doing the Mrs. America pageant in about five years (so I have time to get in super shape!) but it might be hypomania making me think crazy thoughts.

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It's okay. If my head ever gets better, I'll pet sit, or something.

Pet sitting sounds super fun! I could totally do that too.

Larali, I've often thought about getting involved with mental health organizations and stuff too, it seems like it would be super rewarding. I just worry that it wouldn't be good for me when I'm not stable yknow? But then maybe it would be the opposite, like it could be really good.

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Pet sitting sounds super fun! I could totally do that too.

Larali, I've often thought about getting involved with mental health organizations and stuff too, it seems like it would be super rewarding. I just worry that it wouldn't be good for me when I'm not stable yknow? But then maybe it would be the opposite, like it could be really good.

 

 

^^In bold ... I can understand why you'd say that ... I had that problem when I had the eating disorder and volunteered at a non-profit ED place.  It turned out to not be a good idea for me.  Just fueled the fire, so-to-speak.  Looking back I don't think I should have done it. 

 

But this isn't to discourage you from being part of NAMI ... like *justalittleunstable* says, it may work out really well for you and be the opposite, where it helps you out a lot.  Just giving you my perspective from when I was unstable.

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Pet sitting sounds super fun! I could totally do that too.

Larali, I've often thought about getting involved with mental health organizations and stuff too, it seems like it would be super rewarding. I just worry that it wouldn't be good for me when I'm not stable yknow? But then maybe it would be the opposite, like it could be really good.

 

^^In bold ... I can understand why you'd say that ... I had that problem when I had the eating disorder and volunteered at a non-profit ED place.  It turned out to not be a good idea for me.  Just fueled the fire, so-to-speak.  Looking back I don't think I should have done it. 

 

But this isn't to discourage you from being part of NAMI ... like *justalittleunstable* says, it may work out really well for you and be the opposite, where it helps you out a lot.  Just giving you my perspective from when I was unstable.

Yeah, sorry, I wasn't trying to discourage. I think it's a fantastic idea. It's always such a great feeling when you can do something to help someone else or make a difference in their life. As much as I'm a gigantic unfeeling b***h a lot of the time, I like to care for people a lot too. When I say people though, I mostly mean animals.

I just found a random hospital Polaroid from 10 years ago. It's so strange to look at. It was literally the absolute lowest point of my life thus far.

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Even though when I'm on the internet I'm constantly writing "LOL" when talking with people I never actually do it. Like, I never actually laugh out loud. But tonight I was sitting here watching tv by myself and I actually laughed, out loud. And then smiled. I know it's such a dumb thing to be excited about but I've been really suicidal lately and ut just felt really good.

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Even though when I'm on the internet I'm constantly writing "LOL" when talking with people I never actually do it. Like, I never actually laugh out loud. But tonight I was sitting here watching tv by myself and I actually laughed, out loud. And then smiled. I know it's such a dumb thing to be excited about but I've been really suicidal lately and ut just felt really good.

 

I don't think it is a dumb thing to be excited about ... it is awesome enjoying that moment of laughing out loud.

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Even though when I'm on the internet I'm constantly writing "LOL" when talking with people I never actually do it. Like, I never actually laugh out loud. But tonight I was sitting here watching tv by myself and I actually laughed, out loud. And then smiled. I know it's such a dumb thing to be excited about but I've been really suicidal lately and ut just felt really good.

 

I don't think it is a dumb thing to be excited about ... it is awesome enjoying that moment of laughing out loud.

The best part was that it didn't feel like a manic happy either, just a normal average happy. Like hey, I'm just average person watching TV and they did something funny so I laughed.

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Even though when I'm on the internet I'm constantly writing "LOL" when talking with people I never actually do it. Like, I never actually laugh out loud. But tonight I was sitting here watching tv by myself and I actually laughed, out loud. And then smiled. I know it's such a dumb thing to be excited about but I've been really suicidal lately and ut just felt really good.

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i think that's something to be excited about for sure.  when i actually DO laugh lately, i startle myself because it's become so unfamiliar.  but it does feel really, really good.  i'm glad something struck your funnybone :)

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Bought a super cute Coldwater Creek cardigan off of eBay, EUC, for a steal. Coldwater Creek fits me really well. Even my husband was like "buy it." But he doesn't know about the jeans I've bid on. Oops. But so far, under $15, and I'm good at sticking to upper limits.

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