Getting help; an FT rambling.
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24-08-2017, 07:29 AM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
(23-08-2017 08:31 PM)Vera Wrote:  Hang in there, FT! There's plenty of sad flowers and javelin-throwers to be mocked yet Tongue

'Hang' in there', really ? What's next, "what's the good noose?'

Really appropriate.

Hug I kid, thanks Vera, I'm trying to keep on walking. I'm surprised you remember those old comments though.

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24-08-2017, 08:38 AM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
(22-08-2017 06:48 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  I started the stockpile out of a sort of compulsion, it felt like something I needed to do. Having it gives me a little bit of mental security; I have Plan B if things get too bad. Like a safety net, I guess? If things get too bad, I can always fall back into the trench, so to speak.


I know it's not my own way 'forward' but it's my only way 'out' so to speak. As I explained in the previous posts, I know it's not a very viable exit strategy, it exists because it gives me a sense of security that a fallback position gives me; if I need it, it's there.

P-Psych had the same concern you expressed here; that it being around may discourage me from trying alternative paths because it is so readily available.

I don't agree.

I get that. I have had exit strategies since I was a teen, and I am a senior now.

It has helped me face many things because there was always a way out if shit went wrong. So, why not face down a challenge? Why not take a risk? Why not try a big change? And so on.

Some of us get energy and strength from knowing there is always a way out. It's helped me take risks in career, in love and many smaller things.

I suppose you have to be wired that way, but for me having that option no matter what happens has been a huge help in tackling difficult things. It's kind of like an insurance policy. A safety net.

That said, make sure you don't obsess about it. You'll be missing out on all the good stuff.

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24-08-2017, 10:56 AM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
(24-08-2017 07:29 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  'Hang' in there', really ? What's next, "what's the good noose?'

Really appropriate.

Hug I kid, thanks Vera, I'm trying to keep on walking. I'm surprised you remember those old comments though.

Haha, sorry, didn't even think about it. Was tired, behind on work, slightly anxious about an aquarium visit next (this) morning and also kinda pissed... still no excuse for such an epic linguistic failure... I will *hang* my head in shame

I remember very well you being my favourite zogging pardner Tongue

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30-08-2017, 03:48 PM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
Didn't sleep well again last night. I kept thinking about uni; maybe I should quit, or talk with an advisor about trying a different course.

As much as I find science to be interesting, I've not been actually interested, like enraptured, with anything presented. I've picked up a couple of bits of information but I've not really retained anything. I can't get myself to engage in the assignments; trying to slog through dozens of papers to base an essay, or cite a claim is just not a thing at the moment I can get myself to do. I've tried. I want to be able to engage in the topic fully because I have an interest in it but I can't. Maybe it's just not right for me... But what else can I do? Uni has stuff like BA's in creative and digital media I might be able to integrate with my photography hobby but I don't know. I might not even be able to transfer.

Yesterday wasn't great either. Felt sick all day; head felt like it was in a lightly clamped vice, and I kept blowing up into obscenity-strew self-inflicted rages... Not a good sign. Emotions are getting out of control again.
At least I'll be seeing my Doc on Friday (tomorrow) for an additional checkup. The psych contracted with the uni is in that day and she wants to talk to him about alternative medication options since I mentioned I don't know if the venla is doing much for me when I saw her on Tuesday.

If I didn't have a mandatory lab today I'd have stayed in bed. Don't feel like doing things.

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30-08-2017, 04:03 PM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
FT, hang in there!

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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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30-08-2017, 04:22 PM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
(30-08-2017 03:48 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  As much as I find science to be interesting, I've not been actually interested, like enraptured, with anything presented. I've picked up a couple of bits of information but I've not really retained anything. I can't get myself to engage in the assignments; trying to slog through dozens of papers to base an essay, or cite a claim is just not a thing at the moment I can get myself to do. I've tried. I want to be able to engage in the topic fully because I have an interest in it but I can't.

Hmmm. I've got a suspicion that your teachers aren't exciting Undecided Which is no shame on them. Being an exciting teacher is a rare thing. But it's a disaster for you unfortunately. You need a reason... studying for studying's sake is dry... What field are you studying?

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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30-08-2017, 04:30 PM
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(30-08-2017 04:22 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(30-08-2017 03:48 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  As much as I find science to be interesting, I've not been actually interested, like enraptured, with anything presented. I've picked up a couple of bits of information but I've not really retained anything. I can't get myself to engage in the assignments; trying to slog through dozens of papers to base an essay, or cite a claim is just not a thing at the moment I can get myself to do. I've tried. I want to be able to engage in the topic fully because I have an interest in it but I can't.

Hmmm. I've got a suspicion that your teachers aren't exciting Undecided Which is no shame on them. Being an exciting teacher is a rare thing. But it's a disaster for you unfortunately. You need a reason... studying for studying's sake is dry... What field are you studying?

I'm enrolled in a B.Sc, specialising in animal behaviour. My lecturers could be more exciting sure, but that wouldn't change the assignment problems.

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30-08-2017, 04:38 PM
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(30-08-2017 04:30 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(30-08-2017 04:22 PM)morondog Wrote:  Hmmm. I've got a suspicion that your teachers aren't exciting Undecided Which is no shame on them. Being an exciting teacher is a rare thing. But it's a disaster for you unfortunately. You need a reason... studying for studying's sake is dry... What field are you studying?

I'm enrolled in a B.Sc, specialising in animal behaviour. My lecturers could be more exciting sure, but that wouldn't change the assignment problems.

Why did you go for that specific topic? Sorry for being nosy...

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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30-08-2017, 04:39 PM
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What do you want to do with your life FT?

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30-08-2017, 04:43 PM
RE: Getting help; an FT rambling.
(30-08-2017 04:38 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(30-08-2017 04:30 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  I'm enrolled in a B.Sc, specialising in animal behaviour. My lecturers could be more exciting sure, but that wouldn't change the assignment problems.

Why did you go for that specific topic? Sorry for being nosy...

As I've said before, I enrolled because I've always been interested in animal behaviour and animals in general.

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