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I'd just like to put this link here as a reminder to myself, and anybody else who may be struggling to accept something difficult in your life: How to accept things
I read to "how to #6," though there are 14 in all I think. I will come back to it later.
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One day at a time...

A knitting group sounds like fun. I don’t know how to knit though.
Sisabel, the knitting group I go to is fun. And quite rowdy! Knitting is, in my opinion, one of the most wonderful things on the planet. Not everybody thinks so. But they're not me
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Today: so today I went to my test! I have not taken an academic test in so long. I crashed with the math. But english I did well in. It's just measuring what I need help in, and doing poorly doesn't prohibit me from getting into the program I want. So yeah.

I was a bit nervous about it, but it went well and I followed through. Go me!!

I am coming down with a virus of some sort. My head hurts, and I have some cold like symptoms along with some stomach issues. Being sick sucks! Gonna lay low today, though I'm going to try to get myself to the gym at some point, too.
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Today: so today I went to my test! I have not taken an academic test in so long. I crashed with the math. But english I did well in. It's just measuring what I need help in, and doing poorly doesn't prohibit me from getting into the program I want. So yeah.

I was a bit nervous about it, but it went well and I followed through. Go me!!

I am coming down with a virus of some sort. My head hurts, and I have some cold like symptoms along with some stomach issues. Being sick sucks! Gonna lay low today, though I'm going to try to get myself to the gym at some point, too.
Way to go on taking the test! Even placement tests can be pretty nerve wracking, so definitely pat yourself on the back for following through!

I hope you feel better soon!

And personally, I never had the patience for knitting (or the wherewithal to struggle through fixing my mistakes, especially if they were more than one row back). I prefer crocheting, but I'm a fan of anyone that enjoys fiber arts of any kind! Maybe I should look for a knitting and crochet group in my area... How did you find yours, KnitChick?
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Way to go on taking the test! Even placement tests can be pretty nerve wracking, so definitely pat yourself on the back for following through!

I hope you feel better soon!

And personally, I never had the patience for knitting (or the wherewithal to struggle through fixing my mistakes, especially if they were more than one row back). I prefer crocheting, but I'm a fan of anyone that enjoys fiber arts of any kind! Maybe I should look for a knitting and crochet group in my area... How did you find yours, KnitChick?
Hi RomanSunburn, thank you for the encouragement and well wishes.

I found it through a knitting group I used to go to, but didn't click with it. I learned from them though, that there's a newish yarn store in my city, and that's where the group is hosted. You should look on ravelry.com. Look through their groups and see if anything comes up for your area. That's how I found the first group. It's worth a shot! Also sometimes meet up dot com has knitting groups too. Or google crochet / knitting groups in your area. OR (omg, wow, so many options to try!) you could check your local library system. Sometimes libraries have knitting and crochet groups (the ones in my area do)!
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Hi RomanSunburn, thank you for the encouragement and well wishes.

I found it through a knitting group I used to go to, but didn't click with it. I learned from them though, that there's a newish yarn store in my city, and that's where the group is hosted. You should look on ravelry.com. Look through their groups and see if anything comes up for your area. That's how I found the first group. It's worth a shot! Also sometimes meet up dot com has knitting groups too. Or google crochet / knitting groups in your area. OR (omg, wow, so many options to try!) you could check your local library system. Sometimes libraries have knitting and crochet groups (the ones in my area do)!
These are great ideas! I will definitely do some looking around. But now for my next question...! How did you muster up the courage/overcome the inertia (and anxiety if you had any?) to try it out?
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This is a Fantastic idea, Knitchick!! I am joining in cos my writing the goals I want to achieve isn't working, LOLOL I lose track of time because of my depression and cptsd and that really sucks.

My problem is fatigue. Most of my childhood is repressed and I know that takes up tons of energy. I have health problems so I have to force myself to go to the store once a week. I am exhausted when I get back home.

All righty then! I really need to get my apartment cleaned up. I do a little when I can. Some days I have to just sit and veg because if I don't, I pay for it and am just miserable. I have been writing some; I am polishing up two essays about my background, my acting out and how I have gotten better to post on my blog. Hopefully, it will be good enough to sell. I am determined to get myself out of poverty.
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These are great ideas! I will definitely do some looking around. But now for my next question...! How did you muster up the courage/overcome the inertia (and anxiety if you had any?) to try it out?
These are excellent questions and I don't have a fully formed answer, because fear / anxiety and also inertia / depression are things that stop me at times, and they can be barriers. But I do have some success at times. I did create this thread as a sort of accountability for myself. I will post more tomorrow about this and try to answer and comment on your Q's tomorrow, RomanSunburn.
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This is a Fantastic idea, Knitchick!! I am joining in cos my writing the goals I want to achieve isn't working, LOLOL I lose track of time because of my depression and cptsd and that really sucks.

My problem is fatigue. Most of my childhood is repressed and I know that takes up tons of energy. I have health problems so I have to force myself to go to the store once a week. I am exhausted when I get back home.

All righty then! I really need to get my apartment cleaned up. I do a little when I can. Some days I have to just sit and veg because if I don't, I pay for it and am just miserable. I have been writing some; I am polishing up two essays about my background, my acting out and how I have gotten better to post on my blog. Hopefully, it will be good enough to sell. I am determined to get myself out of poverty.
Hi HappyCrafter, nice to see you here! Yes, join. And welcome.

It sounds like you know yourself very well. Like when you said "Some days I have to just sit and veg because if I don't, I pay for it and am just miserable." This is good to know about yourself. And to remember to be kind to yourself when your priorities and interests conflict (i.e. rest VS cleaning up).

I think you are a good writer. You have a personality and style that shines through, and when I say shines, that's true too. You are quite positive!

I think it's wonderful that you are trying to get yourself out of poverty. Keep learning and reading about that situation. There's a lot there and it's totally systemic. Btw, I'm trying to get myself out of poverty too. I have a plan of going to school, and I'm finally able to get the support I have needed for a long time. Do you get support at all from organizations (mental health, low income, etc)? Do you have that kind of thing where you live? They can come in handy. They have for me, anyway.

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Thank you for your kind words about my writing; I do enjoy it!

My teeth are rotting and I am behind in medical tests I need but cannot afford. I am concerned that if I don't get out of poverty, my depression will return worse. I was in school for a few years to learn to write but because of my learning disability I could not keep up with the coursework and they expelled me after I got my second "F".

I managed to take one introductory writing class which I aced but I have learned the most I know about writing because of writing software called Prowritingaid. I use it every time I write which I try to do as often as I can. But, with my mental health problems, I can't write every day.

On the help, they offer it in my area and I enjoyed it for several years. I dropped it because I could not bring myself to go to the office to reapply without crying my eyes out. I am determined to support myself with my talents. I want to be a responsible adult and manage my life.

I will not give up hope. And, would you like to know what's worse? There are MILLIONS around the world who live in similar circumstances or worse.

That is appalling. And it makes me angry.
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