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Anyone do New Years resolutions? Any thoughts on any?

I foolishly spouted out going “sans coffee” and it haunts me.



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My New Years resolution has always been no resolutions. I ain't failed once
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Anyone do New Years resolutions? Any thoughts on any?

I foolishly spouted out going “sans coffee” and it haunts me.
“Sans coffee”? Unimaginable for me.
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Depression runs in my family. Like hardcore depression. I don't like to talk about it because so many people don't understand the feeling or its pervasiveness. It started for me when I was about 6 or 7. A switch got flipped and ever since then I've found it difficult to feel joy and the little moments I have felt have always been fleeting.

I have so many dark thoughts about putting an end to it, and they come and go like the seasons. The swings between feeling "OK" and hopeless are not as extreme as they once were, but the periods of hopelessness last so much longer than they used to. I can't help but think its an effect of aging and the stresses that come with it.

I'm just not in a good place right now, and it feels like I won't ever be. I'm educated enough to know that my mind is lying to me and that I should be fortunate for all I have...but that's a high level thought that doesn't do anything for the pain.

For the longest time I thought I'd never live to see my 20s. Then the same with my 30s. These feelings are always worse around my birthday, and this year they have been extra difficult to handle and have stuck around longer than usual.

I'm tired of waking up and feeling drained and lifeless. I'm tired of having to talk my mind off a ledge day after day. I'm just so tired.




Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.
I know we've talked about this before, but don't do anything rash. Keep working on your house, making your music and pictures and hang at MoFo. We love you.
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John McClane... I'd give you a big hug if I could, I really would and I'm not even a huggy type person. I don't know you all that well but I can tell that you make people happy here and have friends here who care about you. I hope that helps at least a little bit



Depression runs in my family. Like hardcore depression. I don't like to talk about it because so many people don't understand the feeling or its pervasiveness. It started for me when I was about 6 or 7. A switch got flipped and ever since then I've found it difficult to feel joy and the little moments I have felt have always been fleeting.

I have so many dark thoughts about putting an end to it, and they come and go like the seasons. The swings between feeling "OK" and hopeless are not as extreme as they once were, but the periods of hopelessness last so much longer than they used to. I can't help but think its an effect of aging and the stresses that come with it.

I'm just not in a good place right now, and it feels like I won't ever be. I'm educated enough to know that my mind is lying to me and that I should be fortunate for all I have...but that's a high level thought that doesn't do anything for the pain.

For the longest time I thought I'd never live to see my 20s. Then the same with my 30s. These feelings are always worse around my birthday, and this year they have been extra difficult to handle and have stuck around longer than usual.

I'm tired of waking up and feeling drained and lifeless. I'm tired of having to talk my mind off a ledge day after day. I'm just so tired.

Please, find a good therapist & go see him/her. Having someone to talk to will help you.

Don’t laugh, but a Twitter post resonated with me this week. It asked do you need money, do you need love, etc., etc. One of the questions was do you need help? This one got the most responses. I also said yes to this one.



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Please, find a good therapist & go see him/her. Having someone to talk to will help you.

Don’t laugh, but a Twitter post resonated with me this week. It asked do you need money, do you need love, etc., etc. One of the questions was do you need help? This one got the most responses. I also said yes to this one.
I won't pry but if you want to talk about anything this is the thread to get help and or advice...or just even talk it out...we'll listen



I won't pry but if you want to talk about anything this is the thread to get help and or advice...or just even talk it out...we'll listen
If you’re talking to me, I find it very very hard to ask for help. Or even to discuss with anyone what I need help with. I tend to internalize everything.

I was just astonished in the Twitter thread how many people said they needed help.


I hope @John McClane gets the help he needs.



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Sorry to hear that. But yes, start over, try again. A lot of people have to do that before it finally "takes."
As someone who has relapsed more times than my fingers can count…yes.

This time was 5 months sober. Not my longest but second best. Long enough to know I can do it and I prefer sobriety.

Staying sober is the hardest part of recovery.



"Quitting smoking is easy. I ought to know, I've done it a a hundred times." -- Mark Twain
Robert Downey, Jr. made a very good point when he said that quitting is easy. The hard part is not starting again.

As someone who took 2 years to stop smoking, his statement described perfectly my own feelings.



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If this "stomach bug" (or whatever it is) started yesterday when the weather suddenly got cold, I could see... I could see if I switched up my food, or anything else. The only change has been hiring international musicians to play on some unfinished (and finished) songs of mine, and there is that nervous stomach feeling, but that was weeks ago, unless it came back.



I have absolutely no energy... Drinking vernors and smoking pot is the only thing that helps even a little..


How fitting the last post on here was on my 40th birthday... I will try to watch a movie, but I say this every night. Just need to find something that interests me, and I don't wanna see a movie I've seen already.



If this "stomach bug" (or whatever it is) started yesterday when the weather suddenly got cold, I could see... I could see if I switched up my food, or anything else. The only change has been hiring international musicians to play on some unfinished (and finished) songs of mine, and there is that nervous stomach feeling, but that was weeks ago, unless it came back.



I have absolutely no energy... Drinking vernors and smoking pot is the only thing that helps even a little..


How fitting the last post on here was on my 40th birthday... I will try to watch a movie, but I say this every night. Just need to find something that interests me, and I don't wanna see a movie I've seen already.
Matt, hope you feel better. What are “Vernors”?



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Matt, hope you feel better. What are “Vernors”?

I feel better today (for the first time).. Vernors is a ginger ale drink we used to sip (usually warm) when we were sick. Something mild before I drink my Dr. Pepper