Mental illness and running

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19/05/2013 at 15:36

Yay to kicking OCD's butt!


I was really sorry I couldn't make it and see all the lovely peeps but I'd double booked with an improv  show - where I had fabulous fun and got a buzz that is still going - yay!

19/05/2013 at 20:07

Just been investigating and Bricki last commented on another RW forum a few weeks ago and has still been active on

Great news about the OCD, SOLB.  Great to meet you at last.  I thought you seemed on good form - but obviously have no past experience to judge upon - so it's good to hear that there were no OCD problems you were having to cope with.

20/05/2013 at 13:07

Oh Bear I am so thrilled you are getting so much out of the improv! 

I've been asleep all morning, was really tired but feeling much brighter now  

Still no news from the Psychologist after she postponed out last appointment, selfishly I'm really hoping she's not about to go off on long term sick cos I really liked her and felt we could work really well with each other. 

It was lovely to see you too LR, I was on good form, had a lot of fun! You didn't seem too anxious either

20/05/2013 at 14:14

Boo about the psych Solb


I'm now frantically trying to organise groups to prtform with for two shows - trouble is not everyone can make the same dates but I can and I can see myself getting caught between the two. No way I'm giving up my new fab hobby for a job so I really hope the job doesn't need me to work evenings.


In other buzzing bear news, a rather pretty girl said at the bar after the show that she loved one of my characters.  We got chatting and it turns out she's the girlfriend of the improv class teacher, so no joy on that front but I've since found out that she normally performs with one of the leading improv groups in the country so high praise indeed

20/05/2013 at 14:22

Awww I'm glad the pretty girl gave you a fantastic compliment even if there's no romance in the air! 

Sounds like very very high praise indeed! 

I have just ordered some flowers to be sent to a pretty girl She'll be kind of embarrassed but I hope in a nice way *wibble*

20/05/2013 at 18:28

Ooo the flowers couldn't be delivered today but on the plus side they'll be sent tomorrow with a free upgrade  

I have just been bitten by the laundry basket while I was ignoring the ironing ... most rude! 

20/05/2013 at 19:29

Yay good news


I need to find a pretty girl to do nice things for

20/05/2013 at 19:33

Just had a quick catch up, hello everyone!

20/05/2013 at 19:34

Hi, Rwtw, how's things with you?

20/05/2013 at 19:38

Good thanks! I'm all excited as have a project on the go - my best friend who also has recovered from an eating disorder was saying how she wants to do a photoshoot with people who have recovered / are recovering from eating disorders / depression (she's a photographer). i suggested putting it in with some articles of recovery etc etc...and now i'm very keen to do it! positive message of recovery and give people hope that they can become comfortable in their own skin.

20/05/2013 at 19:47

Good stuff.  To add to the positive vibes, I can say that I seemed to be in a fairly good mood at work today and was quite chatty with colleagues instead of wanting to just hide away.  A bit of mundane therapy certainly helped there.  Still feeling exhausted though  so have opted out of trying to get back to running tonight.  Plan is to do it tomorrow night.

20/05/2013 at 20:10

Ooh sounds good rwtw


Well done on the weekend LR

20/05/2013 at 20:13

Thanks, Bear.  Shame you couldn't make it.

20/05/2013 at 20:22

It was one of those situations where I needed to be in two places at once

21/05/2013 at 18:47

Just had a phonecall - didn't get the job but they were very complimentary


In improv news I've got a team together - we're called the Psychotic Bears




21/05/2013 at 18:51

Sorry about the job, it's fab you got good feedback though you did ridiculously well and deserve to feel very proud of yourself for that.

Plus it's nice you have more time for improv ... Cool picture, you mean psychopathic though, psychotic is just hallucinating and delusional psychopaths are more likely to harm people

21/05/2013 at 19:07

Oh bum   The t-shirt was just something we found afterwards, we just came up with random words and jammed them together


I'm pleased with the feedback but it's frustrating when I impress peeps but still don't get a job

Edited: 21/05/2013 at 19:20
21/05/2013 at 19:15

Yeah, you have every right to feel frustrated too, it is horrible when you've done so well and had to try so hard and things don't quite work out. Job hunting is especially difficult because it's not progressive, it doesn't seem to work at all until suddenly it's all over and you've got a job. It'd be kinder if you could see how much closer you are getting. The fact that you were brave enough to look at it, were succesful at getting to interview and interviewed so well and got positive feedback demonstrates how many steps forward you've made but the 'no' at the end must feel far too final. You've done amazingly little Bear, promise

21/05/2013 at 19:19

Oh and I wouldn't worry too much about the TShirts, most people don't know there is a distinction between psychotic and psychopathic I only do cos I have been psychotic (though I have never been a bear) 
R (the new gf) thought my shark socks were very cool by the way  

21/05/2013 at 19:24

Yay she's obviously a smart girl


As someone with MH ishoos I do want to get these things right.


You're right, it would be nice to feel I was progressing, this was a really good job I could get my teeth into too, I'm not overly worried about money yet but I could do with work pretty soon - an much for my wellbeing as anything else.


I've had several more nice comments on the improv too

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