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I GOT THE JOB!

Posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

In reply to Re: I'm home Phillipa, posted by Maxime on September 9, 2010, at 21:40:08

> Phillipa, at this point I would be happy about any job prospect ... but this one is in my field which is awesome. If I get the job I will tell you what it is.

I GOT THE JOB! I just found out about 40 minutes ago.

I will be working at the Boys and Girls Club. I will be an animator for their senoirs computer courses, marketing, and web maintenance. I start on Monday! I think it's the only B&G club that caters to seniors.

I am so excited! It's close to home so I won't spend a lot on gas. There is bus access from the top of our street in case I do need to take the bus.

Best of all, this is in my field!

I feel good. I still feel the aches and pains, but I they are easier to endure.

I wish I could have a party with all my PB friends!

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB! Maxime

Posted by Justherself54 on September 10, 2010, at 14:47:52

In reply to I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

Congrats!!!!!

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB!

Posted by ed_uk2010 on September 10, 2010, at 14:49:16

In reply to I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

Hi Maxie that's great. A job that you really want to do!!! Let us know how it goes :)

Love me xx

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB! Maxime

Posted by PartlyCloudy on September 10, 2010, at 15:02:28

In reply to I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

Great news and just what you needed to hear right now!
PartlyCloudy

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB!

Posted by Lil'Deb on September 10, 2010, at 19:20:05

In reply to I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

Congratulations and good luck!

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB!

Posted by emmanuel98 on September 10, 2010, at 19:29:05

In reply to Re: I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Lil'Deb on September 10, 2010, at 19:20:05

What exciting news. Hopefully being busy will relieve some of the stress and depression and achiness you've been feeling. And to do something you're excited about doing rather than just some old job! Great news!

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB!

Posted by Phillipa on September 10, 2010, at 19:32:17

In reply to Re: I GOT THE JOB!, posted by emmanuel98 on September 10, 2010, at 19:29:05

Maxie knew you would. Congrats!!!! Phillipa

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB! Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 10, 2010, at 21:07:29

In reply to I GOT THE JOB!, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 13:57:57

I'd love a party!!

Are you going to celebrate, however low key?

Yes! Hooray and happiness! Best of luck!

You deserve an excellent work situation. :) hugs!

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB! floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 20:08:26

In reply to Re: I GOT THE JOB! Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 10, 2010, at 21:07:29

> I'd love a party!!
>
> Are you going to celebrate, however low key?
>
> Yes! Hooray and happiness! Best of luck!
>
> You deserve an excellent work situation. :) hugs!

I don't have the money to party, or people to party with. Maybe I will celebrate with Murphy. :)

 

Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:35:59

In reply to Re: Quick update, posted by Maxime on September 5, 2010, at 12:31:26

Despite getting a job, I have to be honest and say that my thoughts are still very dark. Tonight is not a good night. I'm still thinking of suicide and wanting to kill myself. But how can that be? I should be thankful and relieved that I got that job.

I hate this so much. I wish I didn't have so many bad thoughts.

 

Re: I GOT THE JOB! Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 11, 2010, at 21:39:51

In reply to Re: I GOT THE JOB! floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 20:08:26

My lab always knew how to party :)

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 11, 2010, at 23:29:11

In reply to Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:35:59

Maxime, pardon my bluntness in advance. We know some depressions are situational. And situation can affect mood positively or negatively. Then there is depression existing independent of circumstance.

I don't expect you to only have happy thoughts because of your new employment situation. Your chamge of fortune may relieve stress and frustration in many areas of your life, but
I wouldn't be a very good friend to expect your change of fortune to stop all those negative thoughts. I have an awful, awfully critical inner voice that talks to me in ways that are unimaginably cruel and hurtful. This voice even uses good things (like any success or pleasure) against me. It's very sad, really. And if I was strong enough to see the humor, kinda funny.
Like a highly dysfunctional parent in some black-humored sitcom.

So, no, I don't expect those thoughts to go away. I accept you the way you are (online), and I know that you are not those thoughts. Maybe, over time, you can find more ways to diminish them.

Getting out and doing something you do
well.... I hope you are blessed with good, appreciative coworkers. And that you
drink some of that appreciation in.

(Now if I could do that myself....)

And tell those thoughts you've got some friends at PB who would beg to differ... :)


 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime

Posted by SLS on September 12, 2010, at 5:08:27

In reply to Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Maxime on September 11, 2010, at 21:35:59

> Despite getting a job, I have to be honest and say that my thoughts are still very dark. Tonight is not a good night. I'm still thinking of suicide and wanting to kill myself. But how can that be? I should be thankful and relieved that I got that job.
>
> I hate this so much. I wish I didn't have so many bad thoughts.

I hope you understand that this is the depression talking. You would have these thoughts even if you had won the lottery. In my opinion, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can be helpful, even if you are suffering from a biogenic depression. It really is not a singular answer for your predicament. However, CBT can be a good coping tool that helps you evaluate the negative thoughts when they arise and perform reality checks that challenges their validity. CBT can help you deal with negative thoughts while you are still searching for an effective biological therapy.

By the way, how long did the Parnate work for before it pooped-out?


- Scott

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! SLS

Posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 11:58:27

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime, posted by SLS on September 12, 2010, at 5:08:27

Hi Scott :)

DBT has some good techniques, too. Of course, implementing them is another challenge :(

Distress tolerance helps me.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 16:49:51

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime, posted by floatingbridge on September 11, 2010, at 23:29:11

You are right FB. Actually hearing from you that it is normal to feel this way makes it a little easier. I am trying not to put myself down as much for feeling bad.

I have worked in various Provinces and States hoping that the change would change my mood. It never did. It just followed me around.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! SLS

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 16:55:33

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime, posted by SLS on September 12, 2010, at 5:08:27

> > Despite getting a job, I have to be honest and say that my thoughts are still very dark. Tonight is not a good night. I'm still thinking of suicide and wanting to kill myself. But how can that be? I should be thankful and relieved that I got that job.
> >
> > I hate this so much. I wish I didn't have so many bad thoughts.
>
> I hope you understand that this is the depression talking. You would have these thoughts even if you had won the lottery. In my opinion, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can be helpful, even if you are suffering from a biogenic depression. It really is not a singular answer for your predicament. However, CBT can be a good coping tool that helps you evaluate the negative thoughts when they arise and perform reality checks that challenges their validity. CBT can help you deal with negative thoughts while you are still searching for an effective biological therapy.
>
> By the way, how long did the Parnate work for before it pooped-out?
>
>
> - Scott
>
>

Scott, I know that CBT would help a lot. I really need to see a pyschologist for a few years. But I can't afford it and psychologists are not part of Canada's health plan.

I started the Parnate in October 2009 and it helped, but it only brought me to about 75 percent okay which is really good enough for me to function.

Every went wrong in March of this year when my mom was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery. I was under so much stress and my still hasn't come back to what is was in 2009. I don't think the Parnate is pooping out on me ... I think life is just sh*tt*ng on my head all the time that it's hard to get up again.

Thanks for your response Scott.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! floatingbridge

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 16:56:46

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! SLS, posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 11:58:27

FB, I did a 9 month DBT course two years ago. I should really look at the material again.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime

Posted by floatingbridge on September 12, 2010, at 18:08:11

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 16:56:46

> FB, I did a 9 month DBT course two years ago. I should really look at the material again.

Me, too. Was just wondering where my *mood disorder* book stash was. Sometimes I put them away, pretending I'm done with them.

After I wrote above, I had a night of endless, icky dreams about my family and blah, blah, blah. Amazingly, I woke up in a decent mood. So, for me, that is
an improvement. The dreams, the childhood, the hpa axis dysfunction, the self-negating thoughts will always be
part of my geography. Another day, I'll wake up in a low mood....

Sometimes, touchy about warfare metaphors as I am, I'll call it fighting the good fight.

We can keep on and get some satisfaction in the bargin. I know we can.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by emmanuel98 on September 12, 2010, at 19:26:05

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! floatingbridge, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 16:56:46

You can easily buy Marsha Linehan's book on line and at least have some ready suggestions for constructive exercises that will help. It's the next best thing, I guess, to finding a DBT or CBT therapist. I can't beleive the health service doesn't pay for therapy.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by Phillipa on September 12, 2010, at 19:38:29

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by emmanuel98 on September 12, 2010, at 19:26:05

Is that all Provinces as know a babbler who regularly sees a psychologist through the health care system for CBT?. Quebec I believe. Phillipa

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! emmanuel98

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:26:04

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by emmanuel98 on September 12, 2010, at 19:26:05

> You can easily buy Marsha Linehan's book on line and at least have some ready suggestions for constructive exercises that will help. It's the next best thing, I guess, to finding a DBT or CBT therapist. I can't beleive the health service doesn't pay for therapy.

I used to have Linehan's book and I lent it to someone and they never gave it back. They moved so I guess I won't be seeing it again. Maybe I can buy a second hand version off of Amazon. I also have Burn's book on depression with I find helpful. I must pull these books out of the bookcase/

Thank you for the suggestion!


 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:28:57

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Phillipa on September 12, 2010, at 19:38:29

> Is that all Provinces as know a babbler who regularly sees a psychologist through the health care system for CBT?. Quebec I believe. Phillipa

Yes, it is in all Provinces. I live in Quebec. Sometimes you can find a therapist who has a sliding fee scale and that can help.

Your friend is probably seeing a therapist through his/her local CLSC where you can get free therapy for 12 weeks only. That won't even touch the surface of my problems.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:40:20

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:28:57

There is another book called "The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness" and it even comes with a CD to guide you.

I have so many books on depression that it is hard to read them all. It's kind of funny because if anyone looked at my bookcase, they would know that I am a headcase!

It's really hard for me to read when I am feeling this low.

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY! Maxime

Posted by Phillipa on September 12, 2010, at 21:58:47

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:28:57

Maxie I think you are correct. I didn't know you were so close to the states. How close to Maine? Might find one there but I guess you would have to pay. Phillipa

 

Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!

Posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 22:02:22

In reply to Re: Go away bad thoughts, go AWAY!, posted by Maxime on September 12, 2010, at 21:40:20

Forgot to mention that I spend the entire day in bed. That can't be good. Going from sleeping my days away (to escape) to working a 40 hour a work week is not going to be easy. Sigh. Off to bed now.


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