Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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16/05/2013 at 21:07

Hope Solb's having a good date and gets a snog . Hehe I mistyped that as "snif" at first.


I'm having a wobble

16/05/2013 at 21:41

That's natural, lovely Bear! Try to get some rest tonight. I find writing stuff down that I'm worried about helps massively. I'd be more concerned if you weren't wobbling, tbh! 

16/05/2013 at 21:50

Thanks Sossidge - a lot of it is physical - thumping head and racing heart

16/05/2013 at 22:27

You're as prepared as you can be now Bear. I know it's hard, but try to get some rest tonight. If the worst comes to the worst and you're not successful this time then chalk it down to experience and know you did brilliantly to get to this stage, but I've got every confidence you'll give it your best shot honey. I really hope you're successful. It's a big step for you and that should be recognised and applauded. Try to get some sleep, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow (albeit when I'm shovelling 1.5 tonnes of shit on my allotment!!) and will check in to see how it went. 

have faith in yourself my friend. Remember how scared you were of improv at first and take strength in how amazingly you've done at that and how far you've come x

16/05/2013 at 22:34

In a way getting the job is more scary - will I cope? Still, I need to try it and find out


Got an impro show Saturday - woohoo!

16/05/2013 at 22:39

You're right, you won't know unless you try

Fab news about the improv show Right, I'm off for an early night before the shit shovelling commences! Night night and good luck for tomorrow

16/05/2013 at 22:44

Good Luck Bear 

Hello Sossidge 


16/05/2013 at 22:53

Good luck for tomorrow, Bear.

In need of some chill out time.  I was committed to going to an orienteering relay event tonight but I really didn't feel up to it but didn't want to let the other team members down.  It was a realy effort to go through with it and, due to the nature of it, it was a longer session than usual waiting for all the teams to come in and results to be announced.  Thankfully got tomorrow on leave but have things that need to be done and don't feel like doing them.

16/05/2013 at 23:30

Thanks peeps

17/05/2013 at 08:05

Good luck today, Bear

17/05/2013 at 08:40

Thanks Frodo


Feeling better about it this morning. So much more reading up I could do but sod it!

17/05/2013 at 13:12

Well that seemed to go well - fluffed the equal ops question but otherwise good

17/05/2013 at 13:52

Oh Bear that's brilliant news, be proud!!! 


17/05/2013 at 18:17

*waves to Mr.P and Frodo* Brilliant Bear, well done. So pleased you gave of your best

today I have mostly been shovelling shit on my allotment. I was really down about it last year but thanks to my allotment buddy I'm growing everything in boxes this year. I'll need another load but I now have peas, beans, courgettes, spuds, kale, carrots, onions, shallots, pink fir apples and beetroot growing Oh, and lettuces. I've left my allotment buddy a bottle of Swedish vodka in his garage to say thank you

17/05/2013 at 18:37

One slight concern - they mentioned flexible working. I'm not averse to staying late if we've got something to finish off but it's linked to the hospital I was working at which had working evenings and weekends as standard, which I don't want to go back to.  I guess I'll see if they offer me the job and ask then


Oooh - I'd love an allotmemt

17/05/2013 at 18:51

*huffs* where's my wave? 

Your allotment buddy sounds fantastic Sossidge ... but not as fantastic as coming to yours for dinner when all the produce appeart - I'll pull a token weed out so it won't be taking advantage..

I dread to ask this but ..... what makes Swedish vodka special? 

I think that's the best frame of mind to be in Bear, absolutely no point in worrying about things if they may not become an issue. If you were offered the job but turned it down cos the hours didn't suit you'd be no worse off so you can't lose really. Hopefully they do just mean flexible as in staying late, it's also pretty standard job description material ... sometimes it's just to stop you having a tantrum if asked to do something that's not in your job description - like making me some tea *flutters eyelashes*

I had a really fantastic run this evening, I love running so so much I was just so happy. Long may the awesome running continue! 

17/05/2013 at 18:57

Yes that's what I thought - it was just after another thing where they said if I started after the tenth of the month then I wouldn't get paid for six weeks so I just took it as standard at first but now I've thought it could be something more it's preying on my mind.


I really found it killed my social life off so if it is the 12 hour shift thing from before I think it's best avoided even though I could do with some pay! Thhere'll be other jobs. They were really nice though and with that caveat I think I'd enjoy working with them

17/05/2013 at 18:58

Oooh good running Solb - did the heart and lungs behave?

17/05/2013 at 19:07

You know what Bear, yes they did, admirably  

I wouldn't worry too much about the 6 week pay thing, it'd only be a very temporary challenge if it all worked out you'd have a stable happy job doing something you are really good at and making a difference for years. 6 weeks of beans on toast doesn't sound so bad in comparison. 

17/05/2013 at 19:17

Nooo the six week pay delay isn't the worry, it's the working stupid shifts which kill off social life. I don't want to have impro messed up

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