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    Have A Wonderful New Year #NewYears #NewYear #NewME

    From me to you. I hope you have a wonderful new year. This is a chance to start fresh and turn over a new leaf. There is an abundance of new opportunities waiting just for you. #Depression #Anxiety


    A book that changed me #Book #Anxiety #NewME #Depression

    The Power of NOW - Eckhart Tolle. This book has changed at how I look at things and perceive things. The book is all about learning about being in the now. The author had his own struggles of depression. So I felt like I could relate to him. #Book #Depression #EckhartTolle #NowMattersNow #Anxiety #selfhelp

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    fresh start #NewME #SchizoaffectiveDisorder

    I know I have to make a change for the better but dont know where to start. everything is such a mess right now. my husband lost his job due to mental illness, we lost insurance, son got kicked out of school. on top of all that I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. where do I go from here?


    I withdrew from college senior year! #College #betterdaysahead #AmIcrazy #NewME #Neednewmeds

    I withdrew from college and since I did that I can never go back! It was totally the right move. I was flailing and spiraling fast. Now I have to make money and be an adult. I have a job lined up. But I finally get to focus mostly on me and my mental health first instead of school first!! I’m still a little freaked out though. Anyone else withdraw? Any advice? Anyone wanna start a club? Lol


    Mending Fences

    I cling to my past like it's an anchor, so I tend to think on my mistakes. I relive -- over and over -- the wrong paths I've chosen. My heart aches for those I've hurt along the way.

    Recently, I've wondered if reaching out to them to "mend the fence" would grant the peace I so often long for? Would asking them for forgiveness allow me to forgive myself and, by extension, let go of my past? Would their rejection, should it come, only make the situation worse; or would I find respite despite their response?

    Does anyone have any experience with this? ... asking for a friend.



    I Did It for Me

    I am being more patient with myself in regards to my #BPD Even though I am well aware of the #mentaldisorder itself; however, not how it affects me. I'm #rediscoveringmyself again. The #NewME and my #newnormal need to be understood. I deserve it.


    New Year, Old Memories

    With all of my friends and family on social media posting pictures from their year and the lowdown on the ups and downs, I decided to do the same. Halfway through I was really starting to freak out. The only big things that had happened this year were all bad except for the one with me getting a new job, despite the feeling I had when I had previously thought of this year as a good thing because of those small moments of fun and enjoyment. But the solid things that happened kinda weren't fun at all.
    All of the other posts were so happy and wonderful and I knew mine would be a downer. Would anyone read it? But then I thought to myself: SHOULD they read it?
    If I was scrolling along and came across a post just like mine, I would read a few sentences and boom be on with my way because I don't like to read negative or downer 'this terrible thing happened to me' things. Of course those with suffering and unhappiness need support. But as is the natural tendency of everyone-you start to ignore them and those negative moments.

    Right then and there I deleted my draft of a post. No longer was I going to focus on the negative and personally heartbreaking things that happened this year. If I did that I would destroy the new year I was hoping to have as a fresh start with only good in store.

    I vented out my emotions with myself, going over what hurt and what I grew from and began focusing on the good. How my family had become a stronger unit, how we were all focusing on facing our health issues together and even more so how I had become pretty adept with recognizing patterns in my pain to gain a sense of control.

    I was so proud of myself and my family for those moments. And I was going to hold onto those. But I didn't need to share it with the world. I just needed to focus on growing even better this next year. Come what may. No longer expecting the universe to 'give me a bad hand' but depending on myself to face everything with confidence, and a mind single to the good things that had happened.

    I would not let this new year break me before it began. Because expectations tend to be downers. And if there is one thing I refuse to be: it is a downer!

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