I think this is true. If you feel comfortable doing so, share the hardest thing you’re struggling with right now. Sometimes I forget that I’m not the only one who has tough days or problems.
I think the toughest thing I’m struggling with right now is self-doubt and depression. Oh, and recovering from a really legalistic/condemning religious upbringing.
|April 16, 2016 at 21:32|
Right now I’m struggling with the fat that I’m stuck living in a house that I dread. I’m literally stuck in my room unless I go out. (I don’t live with my parents btw) And when I feel stuck, I struggle with anxiety and depression. And girl the struggles of coming out of a condemning religious upbringing are real. I totally understand what your saying there. I’m struggling with that too. Just trying to find a balance at this point.
|April 17, 2016 at 12:48|
Oh my gosh girl, I feel like my real self is covered up somewhere under all the craziness I was brought up with. Like there’s so much junk in my thoughts, if that makes sense. If you ever want to talk more about this you can email me at Adventuregirl2264@yahoo.com, btw.
I feel like for all my life my beliefs were packaged up neatly and tied with a bow, and now I’m so….confused. It’s not bad, exactly, though, some of the things in super strict fundamentalist Christianity are pretty crazy. Understanding a lot of those things aren’t right/true has been a huge relief.
I’m so sorry about your living situation. I get anxiety and depression if I’m stuck somewhere too. (Happened quite frequently, growing up homeschooled)
|April 17, 2016 at 19:40|
This is a good idea. I sometimes get stuck in a rut, thinking I’m the only one with problems, and this way we can support each other and pray for each other, too.
Currently, I’m struggling with some chronic health problems and frustration since there’s not much that can be done about them.
|April 18, 2016 at 16:01|
Thanks for sharing Marcy! I will pray for wisdom, guidance, and healing for you <3
I think social media (esp fb) has a way of doing that to us. Everyone's life looks so perfect, so together, when in reality we're just comparing our lowlights with other people's highlights
|April 18, 2016 at 17:41|
Thank you! <3
Yes, exactly! Let's be honest, I NEVER share pictures from bad days or when I'm not having fun. Just as an experiment one day, I took some real life pictures of just random things, like what I looked like when I first woke up. It wasn't a bad day, just an average one, but the pictures looked nothing like what we like to think other peoples' life's like. Then I compared them to what I post on FaceBook.
|April 18, 2016 at 20:19|
Thanks for the email address! I’ll save it. 🙂 Mine is email@example.com. I’m giving it to you because tomorrow I’m starting my second job and my life is about to be all kinds of crazy. lol. So if I don’t email you, it’s because I haven’t done anything but work and sleep. But if you email me I will totally remember to reply. 😉 So there’s my email just in case I get caught up in the craziness. But I do wanna talk to you! I’ve actually been considering getting a therapist because of some issues I’m having because of my upbringing but I’m broke and can’t afford it at this point in time.
|April 18, 2016 at 20:42|
My freshman year of college has been a complete flop. I’m mad at myself because I feel like I’ve wasted it. So many people just stopped talking to me, I lost my first love (and as many of you know, a bunch more junk went down with him recently), and it’s turned into a lot of self-hate for me. I’m having so much trouble making friends and I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m sick of getting abandoned and being alone. My job and school are both super stressful. I’m terrified that I’m going to look back on college as four years of loneliness and wasted time. I was so happy in high school and I miss it.
|April 18, 2016 at 20:56|
Marcy~I’m actually considering getting off facebook for awhile, just because it’s so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to other people, and it feels…idk, dishonest on there sometimes?? Idk how else to put it 😛
Polkadot~Great, I will definitely shoot you an email! I’ve been thinking about therapy too…but yeah I haven’t managed to go either. I’ve been living with my parents and it just felt weird/disloyal to go to a therapist while i was still living with them when I would be talking about how they brought me up. Maybe in a few months when I move out. I have come across a few awesome books and blogs that have really helped, I’ll email you them!
EmeraRider~Yes, I remember your post! I don’t think you will look at this as wasted time. And where you’re at right now isn’t where you will always be. Life has a way of surprising you, and honestly, the beginning of anything is always the hardest. Transitions are really hard sometimes, but you’re clearly a beautiful, intelligent, genuine person that anyone would be fortunate to have for a friend.
|April 18, 2016 at 21:49|
I agree. Social media has a way of making everything look so perfect. I remember reading one day “Don’t compare your behind the scenes to everyone else’s stage presence” but its still hard.
But Im happy to be brutally honest with what Im dealing with. Because even with all I am dealing with I know it could be worse.
But at the same time, Im thankful for having healthcare (which so many don’t) and a job that does allow me to make ends meet, no matter how tightly (again another thing so many people dont have)
|April 19, 2016 at 20:37|
Mandi~ Seriously, thank you for sharing. I can’t imagine how difficult your situation is right now. Please don’t ever feel guilty for taking care of yourself. Nobody knows the enormity of what occurred except for you, so no one has any right to tell you how to care for yourself.
You are a super strong woman. The fact that you went through such a horrific experience and are still independent and working is a huge accomplishment. I know how hard it is to work–or even function at all–when you’re depressed or anxious.
|April 19, 2016 at 21:16|
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