Still here, but been mostly too tired or stressed out to write anything. Between work, my coursera course, cosplay and trying to prep for grad school applications, I haven’t felt like I’ve had time to focus enough to write. I’ve been yelling at myself everyday to start exercising again, but when I wake up, I just don’t want to move. I lifted weights for 10 minutes today, and felt slightly better. Someday I’ll convince myself to workout before work.
Well, that’s the positive things lately. My depression and feelings of worthlessness are kicking up again. I need to find a way to stop valuing myself based on others. I’ve realized that I’m not the most important person in anybody’s life. I know I should just worry about myself, and taking care of my life, but I want to feel valued.
I feel so childish and narcissistic for thinking this way, but my “closest” friend J, just lost a family member. I thought I would be the one outside her family to help her, as she reached out to me the first day. Turns out another friend helped her more. I have no idea why or how. I just saw the shoutout on facebook. I took her out that night, along with her brother and the friend, but somehow after that my sympathy didn’t mean much. I feel like such an asshole for thinking about this. J is the one suffering, and I’m sitting her wondering why she doesn’t want my help.
Another example. The Boy (yeah, I know, what else is new?) I still have no idea what our relationship is. There’s what I consider somewhat intimate physical contact, but probably not enough for normal adults to consider significant. We had tentative plans to watch a movie mid week, but he took the day off to spend time with someone from out of town. But didn’t tell me until I tried to confirm the night before. I don’t know if this is just his personality, but he does not like to talk about his life with me. Anything. I know one of his friends names and he doesn’t mention anything that the does outside of work. I don’t understand why he bothers with me. I get so insecure around him now that I’m probably self sabotaging. I try to ask questions without being stalkerish, but I can’t get much info. I shouldn’t have to pull teeth this hard
I deserve to be with someone, right? Who loves me and wants to share their life with me? Is that allowed for someone like me?
Either I just don’t know how to connect with people or I haven’t met the right subset of people yet. I just want to be myself and relaxed when I’m with someone. Not stressed and constantly worrying is I’m going to upset them
So I just found out that my “best friend” J is moving across the country after she graduates next month. I use quotes around the best friend part, since I consider her my best/closest friend, but I’m am not her best friend (Is it ever a two way street in these things?) I guess I qualify as her second best friend, since she invited me and who she openly calls her best friend to dinner to tell us this. She doesn’t really want to go, but there’s no job opportunites here, and it’s a really high cost of living. She recently moved back in with her parents, which is pretty tocix to her (her mom is a little off, and is verbally abusive to her) So she deided to move in with her cousin, where she can get a job and go to grad school. She said it’s only temporary and that she’ll move back in 3 years.
I glad she can get her life in order. Really, I am. But I feel incredibily guilty that I can’t help her. She asked me to move in with her 6 years ago, when I was still in college, but I said no. I fear change too much, and given her history of flakiness, I was afraid I would be stuck somewhere I didn’t want to be, and give up the cushy life I have living with my mother. I know I’m not responsible for her life, and I’m not supposed to take care of her, but I feel helpless, and like a terrible friend. I’ve thought alot since she told me and I discovered alot about myself: I am selfish. I am a terrible friend. Then I try to bend over backwards to make up for it. I just bought her concert tickets for graduation. I prefer to throw money at problems than actively deal with a situation.
She is my only friend. I feel comfortable being myself around her (well, relatively speaking. Apparently not comfortable enough to live with her). I’m not sure what happens now. It’s not like we hung out all the time anyway, but the option was there, and the only times I ever go out are with her.
I like consistency. I like being able to plan. I guess that’s why I don’t have alot of people in my life. Too many variables. I’ve known J since the 6th grade.
Life will be different.
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Sure, growing up I could go 6-8 weeks without it and not even have PMS, but now I’m older I am like clockwork (How do I know? I have an app on my phone to keep track. That’s how obsessive I am). Now every 3.5 weeks, I just get super annoyed/angry and will lash out at anyone who looks at me the wrong way. I’m shaky and paranoid and super anxious. I brought this up to my doctor when I first transferred to him, but he passed it off as seasonal affected disorder. Great, I get why I’m worse in the winter, but giving it a different name does not make it go away. I just passed out on the living room floor because I’m so exhausted. Now I’m cold and can’t get the warmth to return to my fingers. God, I just want to hit something but I’m too tired. So the weekend should be fun, since my period will actually start then. Then I’ll be incapacitated for 2 days. My mom is sick of hearing about me whine about it, but she’ll be just as mean if I’m asleep for two days straight and not tell her. She thinks I’m faking, so I can get out of doing things. She doesn’t understand what I go through every month. I’ve wanted to get a hysterectomy since I was 12, just so I wouldn’t have to go through it. My stomach is starting to hurt already.
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Whenever I’m particularly lonely or depression is at it’s peak, I find myself becoming obsessive about some fantasy world. I find some scifi/fantasy TV show and I completely immerse myself in it. It’s never on purpose, and I feel myself disconnect even more from reality, but it gives me an escape from the world I can’t stand. Once I get hook on a show (it usually takes about 6-8 episodes over a period of days/weeks), I not only start watching every episode, in order, but spend all my free time surfing the internet for more information. It could be character back stories, other shows the actors are in, outtakes, or just general news about the show. It’s gives me something to focus on besides my life.
Below are my past television obsessions,starting with the most recent, marked with years of peak obssesion. I typically latch on to one show at a time. Once it’s over, or I’ve exhausted myself (that can take years), I come back to real life for a while. Once I’m sick of that, I find a new show to “watch”.
- Doctor Who (current)
My current obsession, and I don’t even like the show very much. There’s too much time travel, not enough explanations of why things happen (give me some scifi rules to go on!) and it took me the whole first season to get hooked. If I do look past the awful scifi and just accept it as fantasy, the show is a bit more entertaining than I think it’s going to be. What really hooked me was the relationship between the Doctor and Rose. At first a little weird, but once they started showing love toward each other, I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m a sucker for a good love story. i just finished season 2 and Rose is gone, so I’m not too excited about the remaining season. i get attached to the characters and Doctor is known for it’s heavy actor rotation. I just hope the episodes where Rose comes back are worth it.
- Buffy/Angel (2006-2008)
I got hooked on this pretty mush after the series ended. Honestly, I couldn’t stand it when it was on. I can’t stand waiting week to week or month to month to continue the story. It doesn’t give me that high I need from watching 6 episodes in a row (which I do more often than not). Again, sucker for a good love story, and what’s more epic than a vampire and a slayer? (for full disclosure, I’ve read all the twilight books and I am completely offended by Stephanie Meyer. That woman should never be allowed near pen and paper again).
I got lost in the whedonverse. I followed news sites, watched random independent films staring tertiary actors, and found “dailies” showing unused footage. This obsession actually started when I watched a countdown show of the most unexpected moments in television on a new year’s eve (seriously, how pathetic am I?). They covered the musical episode, and from there I started watching, in order, starting at season 6. That was a very dark and sexual season that got to me on multiple levels. I found the outtakes from when Buffy and Spike had sex I would watch that over and over like fantasy porn. I couldn’t get enough of Spike. I’m still a James Marsters fan.
- Charmed (2005-2006)
Again, I didn’t start watching this show when it aired, but a few seasons behind. I enjoy the idea of witchcraft and the empowering feeling I get when I practice. I know this show is a hollywood bastardization of wicca, but I ignored what I had to.The Piper-Leo love story got to me, and also a bit of the Phoebe-Cole, good over evil thing. Cole’s character/actor also got me trying to watch nip/tuck, but that pretty much ruined my fantasy of Cole.
- Star Trek (the original series) (2004-2005)
The first start trek I ever saw was Voyager, and I was content watching that on a weekly basis before bed. It wasn’t until I was 18, and on spring break from college that I had the chance to watch the original series. At first I thought, “Hey, and old 60s scifi show, this should be hilarious”. It was incredibly campy, but after a few shows, I was hooked. The stories were good, and I began to understand why Trekkies exist. I used to qualify as one. I could easily lose myself in the online fandom. I tracked down as many star trek references as I could. From Leonard Nimoy in futurama, to Kevin Pollack doing his william shatner impersonation.
- ReBoot (1998-2000)
This was my first ever obsession (TV or not). this started when I was 10. My parents were separated and I had mentally shut down from the rape. I got lost in the computer world. I was angry when I couldn’t watch the show. I even made my mother change plans to go out so I could hit record on the VCR and not miss anything. I trained my body to wake itself up at 1am to catch it when cartoon network changed the airtime. This obsession is still with me, but in a controlled sense. I just finished and AndrAIa cosplay outfit I hope to wear someday.
It’s not always about the plot thought. Actually, it rarely is. It’s always about the characters, and their relationships with one another. When I’m lost in their world, I form attachments to them. It allows me to feel something, safely, without judgment from the real world. It’s sad, but losing myself in the fantasy is the only time I feel alive.
p.s. You’ll notice a gap between ReBoot and Charmed. This was when Harry Potter took over my life. I don’t include it here since a) it’s not a TV show, and b) this didn’t withdraw me completely. I made my best friend and bonded with her over HP. I’m still a major HP fan and it’s universe is ingrained in my existence. It’s part of who I am.
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