Lights

  • Dec. 18th, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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I'm finally starting to get into the holiday spirit. It took me a long time and I'm not in the same kind of giving spirit I normally am this time of year. Things seem really off, but I'm doing better. I started taking a new medication (Abilify) last week and after about 10 days, it's doing okay, but I'm a bit agitated - it gives me a lot of nervous energy, but I'm trying to ride it out. I'm hoping that it will go away once my body adjusts to the medication. I am not as severely depressed as I have been recently and I am very grateful for that.



I'm starting to see the lights and welcome the quiet and wonder at life again. These are all great things. I've had a very long week and a very long day and it's been crazy and tiring and terrible and good.

There are a lot of things going on:

- My roommate got a new job. In Pennsylvania. And she's moving out in January.
- I found out that I am eligible for short-term disability through my office, but then found out that only covers people who make 50,000 or more per year and that is not me. And then my HR office told me that they would find a way to try to cover me and now I'm trying to look at all my options. The HR office got back to me today, telling me not to fret and that I will be covered and giving me some instructions. So, apparently I am covered, but I'm a little skeptical.
- Now, I have to figure out what to do about where to live in the next 5 months and whether I want to stay here by myself and, if so, how I'm going to handle that. I also have to figure out what to do with my time and how I will stay active, social, and involved. I don't want to isolate myself, but I also will have an extremely tight budget and I'm not sure I can afford to get out and do much. I'd love suggestions on how to do that, if you have any.

I am at least not a complete mess, right now. I had a great talk with Rev. Nancy today about everything and she gave me such great encouragement. She pointed out the fact that I'm not a complete mess and told me exactly what I needed to hear, which was that I will somehow figure things out and that this could eventually be exactly what I need. I hope.

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MIDWINTER HOLIDAY POST

  • Nov. 23rd, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special

Wishlist )

PLEASE LINK ME TO YOUR WISHLIST IF YOU HAVE ONE SO I MIGHT BE ABLE TO PLAY SANTA/FAIRY GODMOTHER!! AND LEAVE YOUR ADDRESS HERE IN SCREENED COMMENTS IF YOU WANT A CARD. ^_^

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