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About jesslynn111

  • Birthday 01/11/1986

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    Chicago, IL
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    Reading, music, yoga, dogs, psychology, volunteering, gardening, cooking, coloring

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  1. Hi guys, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I had three days of different family get togethers, and I always seem to get overwhelmed by spending so much time with family and then returning to regular life. I ended up crying again this year, I think because my boyfriend spend a few nights away from me with his family during the holidays and wasn't able to come home Christmas night due to a work event. I still enjoyed my holidays, but I feel bad that I get so overwhelmed, I cried last Christmas too. It was enjoyable to spend time with family, we don't spend a lot of time together and it was nice to spend a few night's at my mom's house. I think change is just hard. Being an adult is hard. Splitting holidays between several families is stressful. However, I am grateful for all of the people who care and am feeling better this weekend, trying to prepare myself for reality once work starts back up again tomorrow. I'll need some extra motivation....hopefully I'll find some!
  2. Well, it's 39F here in the Windy City today, and it's been rainy all week. This is still quite warm for Chicago though, so I'll take it.
  3. Happy birthday!!! :) I hope you have a wonderful day!!
  4. Hi guys, I just got back from vacation Sunday night and had a really relaxing, lovely time. The last time I took a vacation, the change in routine seemed to trigger a depression when I got back home, it was really rough. I was nervous that might happen again, but I'm actually feeling quite calm and happy so far, which is a huge relief. I worked so hard before the vacation to make sure that I would come back and not have work piled up, which made a big difference. I am also off the rest of the week for the holiday and am looking forward to some quality family time, even if it requires a good amount of driving around. I shared a few pictures of the beach at the Dominican Republic in my gallery if you want to take a look, it was truly a paradise, I would recommend visiting someday if you ever get a chance. It's still pretty inexpensive since they got into the resort industry much later than most other Caribbean locations. :) I'm hoping to bake some cookies tomorrow and then the family time begins for the next 3 days. I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate) and are able to get a little break!!
  5. Hi guys, I've been having some trouble with posting on her lately but just wanted to let you know that I will be out of town the next week so please don't worry if I am MIA for a little while, I will come back online once I'm back in town. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm thinking about you and sending positive and caring thoughts your way, especially Havehope (Monica), Chris, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. :) I hope that you can all find some small joys in this coming week, and I'll look forward to catching up when I'm back in town. **hugs**
  6. That's awful Teddy, I'm sorry. I hope you can try to think about something positive to distract yourself from those negative dreams. Hopefully today will be a better day. **hugs**
  7. Science guy, That's great that you heard back on one of the job apps, I hope that goes well for you! And hooray for quesadillas!! That sounds WAY too hot!! :)
  8. I use the happy light from Bed Bath and Beyond, the Verilux brand, and it's been great for me. My boyfriend has one too, it helps us both tremendously in the winter. I would also recommend taking Vitamin D3, I need to go pick some up myself. It certainly won't hurt to try either! Just remember with the light, you need to use it for 30 minutes to an hour a day for it to work properly. :)
  9. Feeling bummed that it is Sunday night already, the past few days went by so fast, but was a nice little break from work. Back into the routine tomorrow. It was nice to spend time with family and there was relatively little drama. :) I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving (if you celebrate). I'm hoping I won't have too stressful of a day tomorrow, I'll try not to focus on it too much so that I can relax and enjoy the rest of tonight. Sunday night blues aren't fun for anyone. Hope you all are able to have a peaceful evening.
  10. I'm so flipping exhausted. I keep wondering how I've been able to make it through each week with such little energy. My mood is fine, I just have zero energy and zero motivation because I feel so fatigued all of the time. Am I not getting good sleep? Too much sleep? I have no idea. Thank goodness I just have one more day to go and then a long holiday weekend. Hope....that website is terrible. The links aren't even clickable, and the text on the pictures is so unprofessional. I'm sorry you have to keep dealing with that. Just remember that this job is temporary! Follena, that is so wonderful about your colleague's offer, that's a great compliment to your character that she would offer something like that. :) I'm glad that you had some good things happen today. Hopefully tomorrow will continue the streak!
  11. I'm sorry to hear that you have not had luck with medications so far. Are there not many therapists available where you live? That is an awfully long time to have to wait for an appointment....I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will find some good suggestions here. If you post questions on a new thread, a lot of times you'll get some good answers to specific questions.
  12. Welcome to DF, it's a great community. I love the turtle on your picture, they are my favorite animal. :)
  13. Hi Laure, welcome to DF! I hope you find the support you are looking for her, it's a great site with a lot of compassionate people. :)
  14. Hey half pint, I can definitely relate to having both anxiety and depression. Try to do some deep breathing when you feel yourself thinking paranoid thoughts and focus on your breathing and counting your breaths, I always find that helpful, and the deeper breathing helps to prevent you from hyperventilating. :)
  15. Hi there. There are definitely people from several areas, I'm from the US. Chicago, Illinois, to be specific. There are a lot of caring, supportive people on this site and I hope that you enjoy getting to know some of us! :) One day at a time. There is hope!
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