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Hope and the future

Instead of using 'The Mighty' to weep and moan. Maybe... just maybe...I can use this site to better myself. It wont happen today and I don't expect it to happen tomorrow but there was once "Hope".

My initial thoughts after the "incident" were feelings of relief and hope for the future. The relief was short lived but I managed to remind myself that there was "hope" for me.

The relief was important because it signified rock bottom. It was only up from there... The difficulty for me was that I had come from the top; I just didn't know it at the time. I was forced to rebuild my life and it was incredibly difficult.

I have been picking up the pieces for over ten years trying to clear my name. My old friends were not willing to forgive me and my new friends ditched me & left me broken. I knew I had to change my life and stop the anti-social & self destructive behaviour.

I started to rebuild my life one thing at a time. I was still miserable, bitter and angry. My parents were supportive but didn't have the tools to help me.

I didn't even recognise myself and I had to learn to love myself. I wish I had the insight to realise that the solitude was a blessing and an opportunity for self-reflection. Instead of doing the work and bettering myself, I locked myself up and threw away the key.

I thought time would heal my trauma. Time has provided separation and offered me the opportunity for reflection. Unfortunately, I did not take the opportunity and continued with the same negative outlook towards life. I continued to look for external gratification to fill the void although I finally made the conscious decision not to go back for more punishment.

It's now time to start working and bettering myself. Learning new techniques and attending therapy to work through my anxiety, depression & self-loathing.

I am ready to start healing and setting myself up for the future. I am tired of feeling sorry for myself and want more out of life. I want genuine friendships & relationships without the need for alcohol and substance abuse.

It's going to be a long and difficult road but I am now willing to start the process of piecing myself back together little by little.

#Hope #future #Depression #Sadness #sad #up #down #TheMighty #MightyTogether #Friends #Connections #Family #reputation #Respect #Love #calm #peace #Spiritual #Anxiety #grateful #live

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Special Item

OK. This is probably weird but I am giving it a try. So say you are going to a place, any place, doesn't matter, and you can't bring people or pets, so you have one item you are allowed to bring with you. What would your special item be? Have some fun with this, I hope! #Friends #Friendship #friendships #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #FamilyAndFriends #New #lonely #alone #NoOneFightsAlone #StrongerTogether #Together #SocialInteraction #social #wellness #EmotionalHealth #Health #relate #Chat #Share #post #safe #SafeSpace #Connections #Positivity #positive #Fun #Mindful #Mindfulness #Kindness #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness Self-esteem Self-worth #self -love #Confidence #Life #Lifestyle

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This group is now a private- full privacy- group!

Hi everyone! We just made this group private instead of it being a publicly seen group.
This means all group content will only be visible to members of the group.

Now everyone in our group can feel completely comfortable sharing about yourself and anything about your life in here, and posting your own posts in here and no worries about letting us really get to know each other so we can achieve this group’s purpose-to grow new, genuine friendships because what’s in this group is only for us to see!

#Friends #Friendship #friendships #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #FamilyAndFriends #New #lonely #alone #NoOneFightsAlone #StrongerTogether #Together #SocialInteraction #social #wellness #EmotionalHealth #Health #relate #Chat #Share #post #safe #SafeSpace #Connections #Positivity #positive #Fun #Mindful #Mindfulness #Kindness #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness #Selfesteem #Selfworth #Selflove #Confidence #Life #Lifestyle

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I'm really beginning to think the whole world is at peak stress levels. I work for an eye Dr, and in the past week, I've been yelled at or cussed out at least twice. In fairness, when some people are without glasses or don't have the right Rx, they get migraines and such. I've worn glasses since second grade, so I definitely get it.

But people are seeming to become more and more "irrational" (for lack of a better way to describe it) as the days go on. We have had a masking and temperature taking policy since before everyone else did locally. Our company put those policies in place before government mandates. Everyone knows, especially now, that those things are a part of the routine. Lately, it's been escalating back to early pandemic levels of anger about it. People will come in for their appointment, then come back a few days later for their glasses and get angry at the policy as if they are shocked by it.

I've been yelled at over the phone, and have seen an uptick in those sort of responses to even mundane answers like "no, we don't carry Gucci frames in our office."

Their stress feeds my stress. Home is hard, with a stepchild on the spectrum and a daughter who is only with us every other weekend. And I try not to, but I know I carry that with me to work sometimes. Or the work stress home.

I'm going to start journaling again. Morning and evening, like I used to. Writing my blog. Finding me time during the week. And hopefully reconnecting with people or meeting new people as restrictions lift and things find a more balanced normal. If anyone wants to join me in these pursuits and wants to keep each other on track and whatnot, send a message my way.

When I write this way, I usually have some kind of conclusion, but I think I'll leave this open-ended and ask you what you're doing to manage the high-stress environment we seem to be in these days?
#Stress #Autism #Journaling #Meditation #Connections #Friends #COVID19

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#friend #san Francisco #Connections #sketching

Sent this sketch and a poem to a friend on her birthday. She loves living near the water.


Coping Mechanisms

So, for those of us who are a mystery. Those who have gone months or even years with no answers. Yes, hello! Am I the only one who has this uncontrollable rage inside when they hear “we can help you cope with the pain”. This means to me, that I am still a mystery but the assortment of medications might help me have relief. The side effects though! The dizzy spells, and nausea, switching from one medicine to another. My favorite non-drug coping mechanisms
-Hot Showers: the hot water is soothing when the anxiety kicks in and occasionally will let the pain subside
-Ice packs: For the cramping feeling, this seems to be quick for specific pains in my abdomen
Release: I don’t know that I can talk about this here, but you can turn pain into pleasure with release. Mostly temporary
-Pacing: I love pacing when I am in pain or nauseated. Laying down has ALWAYS made it worse
Water: drinking water can help ease my cramping feeling

** if anyone has suggestions or ideas, I would love to hear from everyone! I need connections, if anyone ever needs to just talk, privately or on here, please do not hesitate for a second to reach out!

#coping #Pain #Connections #chronic

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Hello everyone. I am new here and am hoping to make connections and really get my sad and dark thoughts out to help me continue finding peace.
#Connections #Depression #Sadness #findingpeace


The Mighty

Hey there! I have just got on this app tonight and I just wanted to say that it is absolutely amazing and I only wish I found it sooner!! What a great opportunity to connect with new people that can relate to you, makes you feel less alone in the world that’s for sure... #TheMighty #Connections #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder