The optimistic thread

A board designated for discussion of personal issues.
Forum rules
Due to the often sensitive nature of the discussions occurring in Life Issues, we ask that you be particularly considerate and respectful toward posters here. Violation of this request will be considered a violation of the rules.

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby cloverthegreat » January 1st, 2017, 2:14 am

I signed a job goal at voc rehab the other day. I felt like crying afterwards, I wasn't sure if it was relief or happiness or fear. A year ago I didn't think I'd be able to hold down a job. This year I am going to find out.
Image
User avatar
cloverthegreat
 
Posts: 765
Joined: May 17th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby The_Hankerchief » January 1st, 2017, 9:19 pm

cloverthegreat wrote:I signed a job goal at voc rehab the other day. I felt like crying afterwards, I wasn't sure if it was relief or happiness or fear. A year ago I didn't think I'd be able to hold down a job. This year I am going to find out.

I'll leave you with a bit of advice I got from another trainee when I was in basic: "The quickest way out is forward."

To explain what he meant, there were four (legal) ways out of basic training: Wash out (they kick you out, and you really have to screw up to do that), get med-boarded (if you get injured or sick enough to warrant an extended hospital stay, they kept you there until you recovered, plus three weeks, where they either slipped you back into a class at the training week you left off at, or, they medically discharged you), actually graduate the eight week course, or, what ended up happening to a lot of folks in my flight, the pressure got to them and they were experiencing suicidal tendencies as a result. When that happens, they take you to the hospital, put you on suicide watch for a few months, and then send you home. The quickest way to get out (of the strict regimen that is basic military training), then, was to just soldier through the best you could until you graduated.

Depending on the job, your case may or may not be that extreme, but the advice is still sound, I thought.

Quickest way out is forward. You can do this.
Image
sanspants wrote:Man, I bet the NSA guys know where to find the best porn.

SkyWithFluffyClouds wrote:Oh my God, where are the last four days?! We have time-travelled! Quick Hank, post that poop story again before everything goes wrong in the world.
User avatar
The_Hankerchief
 
Posts: 3801
Joined: September 2nd, 2010, 1:59 am
Location: From Oregon to Oh-laska!

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 4th, 2017, 6:42 pm

Started typing this in the resolutions thread but it changed direction so.

I'm off to an okay start so far. Not that it's been long enough to really say for sure, but wh/e. Have managed to draw and do some exercise each day so far, and today I knocked out a few items on my to-do list (including one or two things I did days ago but forgot about and never crossed off). Also got a financial issue (to the tune of over $200) squared away at work. Also, set up two more work days for myself next week which means I don't have to wonder the night before whether I'm going in.

Paid a bill I almost forgot about.
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 6681
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Chris chris » January 5th, 2017, 6:34 am

@mitchellbravo: hell yeah. Feels great to already be getting shit done. :3



We're having a baby on friday. He isn't due til the 27st. But I've been diagnosed with preeclampsia and they don't want to take any chances since I'm already high risk.
Image
User avatar
Chris chris
 
Posts: 320
Joined: June 13th, 2012, 12:53 am
Location: texas

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 5th, 2017, 10:50 am

Chris chris wrote:We're having a baby on friday. He isn't due til the 27st. But I've been diagnosed with preeclampsia and they don't want to take any chances since I'm already high risk.

Sending good vibes your way!!!!!!!!!!!!
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 6681
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby cloverthegreat » January 5th, 2017, 1:34 pm

Chris chris wrote:@mitchellbravo: hell yeah. Feels great to already be getting shit done. :3



We're having a baby on friday. He isn't due til the 27st. But I've been diagnosed with preeclampsia and they don't want to take any chances since I'm already high risk.


Best wishes, I hope it goes well.
Image
User avatar
cloverthegreat
 
Posts: 765
Joined: May 17th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Oly-RRR » January 5th, 2017, 10:48 pm

Chris chris wrote:We're having a baby on friday. He isn't due til the 27st. But I've been diagnosed with preeclampsia and they don't want to take any chances since I'm already high risk.

Best of luck!!
Image
Image
You can't compare shooting a stag with lasers to putting on women's clothing!!! - Liz Carr on Ouch!
You know you're overweight when your stab-vest starts riding up and looking a bit like a crop-top... - Alfie Moore
User avatar
Oly-RRR
 
Posts: 2226
Joined: August 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Location: here for the music

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Sonic-ock » January 9th, 2017, 1:49 am

Our son, Alexander Keith O'Dell! Born 01-07-2017 11:07 am, 6 lb. 15 oz and 19" long! Our first child, and now the most special person in our lives. We love you baby Alex, welcome to the world!
Image
I'm so proud!
Last edited by Sonic-ock on January 15th, 2017, 3:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Image
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Sonic-ock
 
Posts: 5878
Joined: January 16th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Location: AMARILLO TEXAS!

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 9th, 2017, 7:13 am

<3 <3 <3 <3 Congratulations to both of you!!!!!!!
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 6681
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Oly-RRR » January 9th, 2017, 1:03 pm

Congraaaats!!! Hello there new human!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Image
Image
You can't compare shooting a stag with lasers to putting on women's clothing!!! - Liz Carr on Ouch!
You know you're overweight when your stab-vest starts riding up and looking a bit like a crop-top... - Alfie Moore
User avatar
Oly-RRR
 
Posts: 2226
Joined: August 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Location: here for the music

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby cloverthegreat » January 9th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Congrats!
Image
User avatar
cloverthegreat
 
Posts: 765
Joined: May 17th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby Seven Rain » January 11th, 2017, 11:34 pm

I finally cooked a steak without ruining it.
Image
Sonic-ock wrote:
Tacbot Unit-89 wrote:Wheres the swear jar.

Look, I'll say whatever the HECK I want whenever I dingle DARN well please!
User avatar
Seven Rain
 
Posts: 23846
Joined: February 21st, 2008, 7:05 am
Location: Nostalgia Town

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby cloverthegreat » January 12th, 2017, 12:34 pm

The_Hankerchief wrote:
cloverthegreat wrote:I signed a job goal at voc rehab the other day. I felt like crying afterwards, I wasn't sure if it was relief or happiness or fear. A year ago I didn't think I'd be able to hold down a job. This year I am going to find out.

I'll leave you with a bit of advice I got from another trainee when I was in basic: "The quickest way out is forward."

To explain what he meant, there were four (legal) ways out of basic training: Wash out (they kick you out, and you really have to screw up to do that), get med-boarded (if you get injured or sick enough to warrant an extended hospital stay, they kept you there until you recovered, plus three weeks, where they either slipped you back into a class at the training week you left off at, or, they medically discharged you), actually graduate the eight week course, or, what ended up happening to a lot of folks in my flight, the pressure got to them and they were experiencing suicidal tendencies as a result. When that happens, they take you to the hospital, put you on suicide watch for a few months, and then send you home. The quickest way to get out (of the strict regimen that is basic military training), then, was to just soldier through the best you could until you graduated.

Depending on the job, your case may or may not be that extreme, but the advice is still sound, I thought.

Quickest way out is forward. You can do this.



As much as I hate to admit it, I need all the help I can get.
Image
User avatar
cloverthegreat
 
Posts: 765
Joined: May 17th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 16th, 2017, 3:38 pm

My mom freed up a container in our basement which means I can take a bunch of stuff that is in my room but just being stored and not being used and put it in the container so that it is not clogging up my space. I know the actual solution to the problem is to get rid of stuff that isn't serving a practical purpose, but that will be a challenge for another day. Looking forward to having less clutter in here- may help me feel less stressed.

Also, realized that although I am enrolled in 5 courses this semester, one of them is my observation days at the school where I'll be doing student teaching, whose hours aren't much different from if I just worked those two days. This means that I'm really only taking one more class than I took last semester, and it's a brief thing that doesn't even start until February and only lasts an hour and a half per week. This is still going to be an overhwleming semester, I'm sure, but bits and pieces are starting to look more manageable as they get closer and I can better prepare for them.
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 6681
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

Re: The optimistic thread

Postby mitchellbravo » January 20th, 2017, 3:38 pm

My prodigal son has returned. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
oly: we draw stories about imaginary people
Image
Do not feet infants to honey under one year of age.
me: Posh, Baby, Sporty, and Scary Ham
robybang: Together they're Spiced Ham
User avatar
mitchellbravo
 
Posts: 6681
Joined: October 11th, 2010, 1:31 pm
Location: too tired

PreviousNext

Return to Life Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests