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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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How has your last 6 months into 2019 been?

It is June 2019. 6 months into the New Year. The halfway mark. 2020 is just around the corner. How has your last 6 months been? Has it been good, bad, terrible, so-so? Anything happened? Good or bad. And what do you look forward for in the upcoming months? Any plans? Goals? Desires?

Honestly my last 6 months been bad. I would say terrible but terrible sound too big of a word. It been bad because I have experienced more panic attacks this year than I ever had. I must of had a good 4-5 attacks. Last year I had like 1 or 2. Because of this I ended up having to take over the counter vitamins for the first time in order to treat it. I still believe my attacks are nothing but a symptom of my Spiritual Awakening. {I been experiencing some unusual stuff} Anyway my first 3 months aside from my Anxiety pretty well. I can't complain. But the last 3 months I have fallen off. Now it feel like I am just taking a step back but moving forward, trying to use my head more instead of my emotions. I'm quite mentally smart. It just that my stupid emotions get in the way. Some people are logically responsive while others are emotionally responsive. I defiantly would like to use my head more. It would save me a lot of trouble. I also would like to get back into having mindfulness and meditating. And really focus on on my mind, body and Spirit. This is my goal for the 2nd half of the Year. And hit it big on the big lottery game.

So yeah. What about you all?
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Mine's been pretty good tbh. I'm slowly getting used to living on my own (maybe). My days tend to consist of me managing my symptoms. If I'm feeling okay then I can do something - like go up to my wife's house, do some more research on some old books I might be looking at - things like that.

My goals are basically just to keep doing what I'm doing now. I don't have anything major I need to do - just deal with my life's circumstances as they are right now. That's enough. I'll go off and do a bit more travelling one day but there's no hurry.

Sorry to hear you've been having panic attacks - they must be horrible. I've only ever really had two that I can remember and they were pretty terrifying.
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Mine has been pretty much uneventful, which is okay. I stay busy.

... Hold on, let me check my calendar. Nope, nothing planned for the rest of the year.
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Same as the last 250 months
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I've gotten to IM and voice chat with a few people, which I'm really thankful for. I studied some Hebrew in January, played the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and rented a saxophone again for the first time in years and made more progress than I ever did before.

At least two Team Fortress 2 servers I've played on since about 2014 closed down these past few months, a reminder of the impermanence of things I guess. it's a goofy game but I have a lot of nostalgia for it, it's been a source of social interaction and has helped distract me from awful anxiety in the past, and it's sad thinking I won't get to play in some of these online worlds with anyone else again.
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It's been, by far, the worst six months of my life. Dad died in January. Kitty got sick a week later. I had a bunch of new duties dumped on me at work. I fought with my roommate so much that I ended up leaving, even though I'm still paying the lease for the next two months. And I was so depressed about everything that I cut myself off from family members several times - I'm pretty sure they've completely given up on me at this point.

I'm grateful for things that didn't go wrong (kitty is alive, car still runs, Mom's in good health), but it's still been the most difficult time of my entire life.

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Meh. It was actually good, but I have this suspicion I'll never think my life is actually going well until I'm in a solid career I can manage long term, that affords me complete independence and a comfortable way of life. Many good things happened the last few months, but the specter of my financial situation makes everything else seem unimportant. I know I need to ease up the laser focus I have on the issue and give myself some breathing room, but it's really ****ing hard.

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Iíve been able to do more than I have in the last three or four years, which has been good. I didnít do much in the last few years because I had problems with my knees. This year started good, but then I thought it might not be how I wanted, and my dog died in April after being sick.

Iíve started being more hopeful again now, and I think my SA will get a bit better in the next six months, so then I might be able to do some things I never thought I could.

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It's been quite awful for me, all things considered. This started a bit further back than six months, but just continued during that timeframe. Around that point, I suffered the first major mental breakdown of my life. Still reeling from it. Not only is my mental health declining, but physical health is declining as well.

I've been seeing a new therapist for a year now, but I feel like I'm not making much progress. I've tried online dating within at least the last six months, but no dates from that. I have no social connections and estranged from family for the most part. I'm pretty isolated from the outside despite using the innernette, so anxiety getting worse.

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Well I HATE to be pedantic but we will be 6 months into the year on June 31st/July 1st.

It's been an INTERESTING year. I've had alot of different lives already this year. It's been the year of self-improvment. I've been making changes and switching things up. It's a rollarcoaster ride for sure.

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