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I'd like to be able to manage the bipolar without the medication they give if I can, although I don't know it that's possible. A young GP I saw recently gave me a paper about magnesium - that it seems to mimic the effects of Lithium, so I might ask about that.
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I want to get a job, go back to school and eventually move out in the next 2 years.
I want to learn how to drive and finally get a car.
I want to find someone that likes me back and is willing to go the distance with me.
Learning to love myself and be stronger than who i am right now.
Get away from my mom and her abuse and never look back.

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Long-term goals don't work for me (especially not for accomplishing things that scare the hell out of me). They're too far away to be realistic. Short-term goals are too soon and scare me. Long-term goals that are coming close to their due date turn into short-term goals and scare me. My only hope is the hope that spontaneity will someday strike at just the right moment and everything will be lined up perfectly for the one magic moment that I need. At that moment, I won't have the wherewithal to think about it long enough to be as scared as I should be. And just maybe luck will do the rest.

A very unlikely scenario.

So....my only real long-term goal is that luck/randomness/serendipity will someday/eventually put me exactly where I need to be and I will have the mental capacity to recognize it instantly and seize upon it for that one instant in my life when it is even possible. Unfortunately, this sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. A goal without a plan or a dress rehearsal is probably the worst possible thing that one could hope for.

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1. Improve my guitar skills even more and join a band.
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3. Become emotionally free of my inner conflicts, be happy who i am.
4. Find great girlfriend.
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Like revisiting this and remembering what I'm working towards.

Fully knowing, accepting and expressing myself authentically. Creating a life that reflects who I am.
A solid support system of pple who truly know, love and accept me.
My own home. Not too far from a major city, but surrounded by nature or at least very near a large state park. Lake, river, lots of trees, maybe even mountains. I'd love to have a few animals as well.
A career that meets my financial needs as well as my need to contribute and be challenged.
A committed partner who is happy to explore this life with me.
To be the physically fit and as healthy as is within my control throughout my life.
A few hobbies and projects that I'm fully engaged with.

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Sometimes, SA is a symptom of significant developmental, attachment or interpersonal trauma (emotional neglect counts). If you're still stuck after you've tried SA treatments such as CBT and exposure, research C-PTSD and see if it resonates. Here's an awesome resource. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
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The short-term goals are to write my thesis and defend it, while at the same time getting accepted into a good math PhD program.

The long-term goals are to get a mortgage for a decent apartment unit, to get a degree in math and to get a decent income; the TA salary doesn't exactly leave a lot of room for wiggling around.
Also to find a partner, if possible.

I also want to practice my idea of social freedom, where I act according to my personality, rather than according to social norms. So far I'm gaining courage to start doing scary exercises such as singing out loud or dancing in public, approaching people and asking them if they would marry me and so on, to completely desensitise myself to societal rejection. Might do a vblog on that to gain more motivation!
There is a lion inside me wanting out, but decades of social conditioning built a cage around it. Time to break the cage and set the beast loose!
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Keep waking up.
Spend more time up in Bali.
Spend more time up in Thailand.
Find great old books and sell some of them.
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Inherit a lot of money.

... Hold on, let me check my calendar. Nope, nothing planned for the rest of the year.
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Inherit a lot of money.
Is there anyone to leave you any?
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Is there anyone to leave you any?
No. That's the problem.

... Hold on, let me check my calendar. Nope, nothing planned for the rest of the year.
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No. That's the problem.
Oh. I know the feeling. Same here.
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