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MTS Movie Night - posted on 15th Jul 2017 at 7:21 PM
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Theorist
#1001 Old 22nd Jul 2017 at 3:04 PM
Yep, they're both at the same university. I was looking through both the course lists and I can study almost the exact same thing with either one (literally there's only that one small difference with the EEG modules). It doesn't seem like it matters which one I pick. Both are largely clinical, but while I want to be a Clinical Psychologist now, I might not by the end of my degree (to be honest, lately it doesn't feel like I'm 100% dedicated to that future) so surely MSc Psychology would look better if I want to specialise in a different field of psychology? But if I don't and want to go onto the PhD in Clinical Psychology, the MSc Clinical & Health Psychology course would look better on my CV.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Theorist
#1002 Old 22nd Jul 2017 at 9:39 PM Last edited by PANDAQUEEN : 23rd Jul 2017 at 5:35 PM. Reason: Update
Today, I spent pinning envelopes to a physical wall with push pins.

Overall, my right thumb is sore. I have plans to buy more envelopes and push pins to better store dollar bills in there.

Regardless, I was bored and my corkboard wasn't going up anytime soon.

Update:

Decided instead to work on the computer making custom print undies. Days of the Week in Japanese.

Weird as it seems, I just am this cheeky monkey who is practically designing custom clothing. I even found an old book that made the jump to eBook and it was a how-to on designing tops out of regular t-shirts.

I guess for college, I want to go to all kinds of classes and earn numerous certifications.

I may need to declutter my geekosphere.

(Sun) July 23, 2017
Made a conscious decision or two.

1. I'm buying all my console games through the shops provided on the console. If it's a retail only, I would buy in this format. Otherwise, digital all the way, baby!

2. I am buying RECHARGEABLE gift cards to restaurants I frequent. Only makes sense to allot money if you plan to go out.

3. I decided to buy a hard drive for my XBOX 360 S, which I should have done years ago. (Why didn't they put the drive in the unit in the first place? My father would be angry with such terrible quality. He was a program manager for several years.)

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Alchemist
#1003 Old 22nd Jul 2017 at 9:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsimsfan12
Yep, they're both at the same university. I was looking through both the course lists and I can study almost the exact same thing with either one (literally there's only that one small difference with the EEG modules). It doesn't seem like it matters which one I pick. Both are largely clinical, but while I want to be a Clinical Psychologist now, I might not by the end of my degree (to be honest, lately it doesn't feel like I'm 100% dedicated to that future) so surely MSc Psychology would look better if I want to specialise in a different field of psychology? But if I don't and want to go onto the PhD in Clinical Psychology, the MSc Clinical & Health Psychology course would look better on my CV.


Not that you've asked my advice, but...There are pros and cons to both, of course. The PhD is the ultimate goal and I'm tempted to say just jump right into it. But, if you think the MSc is something that interests you, I would say the impetus to go backwards and get it will largely be gone if you get the terminal degree.

It really is going to depend upon how much energy you want to put into it. And that, my friend, is something only you can answer. For me, what looks good on a cv is important, but it's more important in a world of decreasing job opportunities to have marketability in as many areas as possible.

But, again, what a wonderful dilemma to have!

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Theorist
#1004 Old 23rd Jul 2017 at 8:46 AM Last edited by Bigsimsfan12 : 23rd Jul 2017 at 9:04 AM.
I have to admit, it is quite the nice dilemma. I think I'm leaning towards Clinical Psychology, mostly because that was what I originally chose and then applied for Psychology as a backup.

I'm mildly irritated today. First work puts me on overtime (10am-9pm which is 4 hours overtime), then they change the rota so that I wasn't doing overtime but they didn't tell me!!, so I got a call at 7am asking why I wasn't in work. The good thing is I wasn't in trouble because I told them nobody had told me it changed. The bad thing is because I didn't know they had changed it, they told me to just do the original shift - so I'm back to doing overtime again.
Edit: to add insult to injury, turns out they hadn't changed my shift, I was looking at the wrong week's rota!

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Top Secret Researcher
#1005 Old 23rd Jul 2017 at 6:02 PM
I feel completely alone. I really need someone to talk to, even if it's just text online, but I feel so depressed and mentally lost that I don't know what I would even say if I tried to talk to someone.

Every part of me wants to believe there's a darkness we need to feel for the brightest light to be seen and felt inside.
Alchemist
#1006 Old 23rd Jul 2017 at 10:14 PM
Bigsimsfan, something tells me that's where your heart actually lies. You're probably right to follow it there.

Haywud, What's going on, honey? How's your treatment coming?

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Top Secret Researcher
#1007 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 5:18 AM
@smorbie1 I haven't actually started yet, I believe my appointment on Tuesday is to set everything up. I really hope it is anyway, because even though I know I'm most likely going to get the help I need I've still been struggling badly lately.

Every part of me wants to believe there's a darkness we need to feel for the brightest light to be seen and felt inside.
Forum Resident
#1008 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 12:33 PM
@haywud I don't know you or what is going on with you, but hopefully it all goes well for you. Message me if you want! I could use some more friends...
Alchemist
#1009 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 1:22 PM
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Originally Posted by haywud
@smorbie1 I haven't actually started yet, I believe my appointment on Tuesday is to set everything up. I really hope it is anyway, because even though I know I'm most likely going to get the help I need I've still been struggling badly lately.


I know you are, love. But it is literally tomorrow that your help will finally arrive. There will be someone to listen to you and really care about you. There will be good medication. Try to be patient with it. As someone else said, it sometimes takes a while to get the right balance. But your help is really on the way now.

I know it's hard to hold on; I know it is. But this can't be harder than what you've been going through.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. And, buddy, I'm excited for what tomorrow will bring.

Let us hear from you.

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Top Secret Researcher
#1010 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 7:38 PM
For some reason I'm scared to death about this appointment tomorrow. I could barely sleep last night because of it, so now I'm really tired and worried that I'll be half asleep for the appointment. The thought of having to go on my own is worrying me, I mean I can barely take care of simple stuff on my own so I have no idea what to even expect from this. I feel like I'm about to have a nervous breakdown, I'm really scared right now.

Every part of me wants to believe there's a darkness we need to feel for the brightest light to be seen and felt inside.
Alchemist
#1011 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 8:44 PM Last edited by smorbie1 : Yesterday at 12:01 AM.
When I was logging on to this site, I literally was thinking that same thing. I was going to either talk to you on here or p.m. you about it.

Unfortunately, there is nothing that anyone can do to ease your trepidation about your appointment. It just is what it is. It won't help if I tell you that everyone feels the same way. It won't help if I recount having to actually stand up and walk into an oncologist's office to hear what I thought was the a discussion of the length of time I would have before my cancer killed me. I thought my legs would buckle underneath me. I didn't understand how I was getting them to move forward. It was literally the most frightened I've been in all my life. But, none of that helps, I know. Nothing I or anyone can say will. And I'm sorry you have to go by yourself. I do wish there were someone who could go with you. That actually would help. But no matter what, you would be making those last few steps by yourself.

Sometimes, though, there are things we really do have to do on our own. I guess this is one of yours.

Try to think of it as walking away from a haunted house or a mugger or an explosion or something horrific into a darkness where monsters could be hiding. You're scared; maybe you left important people back there and things you loved. But if you don't keep putting one foot in front of the other, you will die. So, you take the chance that maybe something beautiful lays ahead.

This I can tell you. If it's anything like the way healthcare, including mental health, is handled here in the south USA. You will be helped. No one will judge you or think anything negative at all when you check in. You're just a name on a list. Haywud checked in. That's all. The person who comes out to get you will most likely be the counselor if not a front-line person there to make sure between the two of you that you remember everything you need to say.

And then the counselor will come get you. This is your time, Haywud. Make the most of it. Act like you just got food poisoning and just let it spew. No one will stop you. The counselor will not argue or disagree. He's not there to play gotcha. He will just listen. He make ask questions, but they will be clarifying rather than challenging. Your experience is yours. No one is going to dispute it.

They are not going to tackle you with butterfly nets or a straight jacket. And NO ONE will laugh or belittle you. Everyone you meet tomorrow will have some role to play in making certain you get put onto a therapeutic path and are heading toward better days.

You have been through so many bleak, miserable times. I know change is hard and I know this is terrifying for you. I really do. It may be the hardest thing you've ever done. But it's probably the most important thing you've ever done as well. And it can't be as bad as what you've been through. You know that.

Look, I'll check back and forth a good bit the rest of the day if you need to talk. Promise yourself that you will keep this appointment tomorrow. Promise yourself, for yourself, that you can go by yourself and you can do this.

Let's face it, sweetie. Unless they stick you in a torture chamber and draw and quarter you, it can be any worse than what you've already been through.

And you won't be alone. I will be praying you through it.

You can take this step. You can do it. You can. You really, really can.

EDIT: Take as much comfort with you as you can. Take your phone, of course, and your headphones. USE THEM. I don't care if you're not even listening to music. Put your headphones on and people won't try to make you engage in conversation. If you read, take a book or your ereader with you. Use them as well. If you're too antsy to read, play a game on your phone, or grab a paper and do the sudoku from it. That will help keep your brain engaged and off track, but won't be too frustrating if your mind does wander.

If you think you are going to be sick, try to eat a couple of soda crackers and drink a little ginger ale. Don't try to eat a full meal. If you are afraid you will have to go to the bathroom and that frightens you, then skip the above advice.

wear sunglasses so people can't see your eyes.

EDIT: A couple of tricks you can try if your anxiety becomes too difficult. If you are walking, count your steps. Don't try to remember from one block or doorway to another, just count. One, two, three.

Pay attention to the colors around you. Try to find RoyGBiv in order.

Play the alphabet game with yourself. A for avenue, B for baby...

Breathe in through your nose, hold for a count of four and then breathe out through your mouth.

If you are riding, like a subway or a bus, pick a book and try to think of an association for each letter of the alphabet. Say, To Kill a Mockingbird, A would be for Atticus, B would be for....

Construct your happy place in your mind. Make it beautiful and very detailed. There's a beach. it's warm there, but not hot. The beach is pink, and there are purple sea oats growing nearby. Whatever or where ever it is, really work on it and try to lose yourself there.

Manage your expectations. You will not be well when you leave tomorrow. It doesn't work like that. You will probably experience a release of dopamine in an hour of so after leaving. That will feel really nice, maybe even euphoric.

Remember you are a work in progress, and you have been since the sperm and egg that made you first encountered one another. You will not be finished tomorrow. And that's okay. But tomorrow will be a wonderful day.

Still here if you need me. I'm praying for you.

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Theorist
#1012 Old Today at 8:23 AM
Hey, sorry about not talking. I recently had been working on things at home.

I also encountered the one thing I never thought I would see again and apparently it was too soon. I actually have been suffering through personality issues that seem to be multiple personality disorder related.

I actually hate bringing this up, because I worried too much about my freedoms as a human. Being responsible and level headed most of the time, it seems a deviance to become one of 20 personalities that take over and run your life.

To be honest, the only things keeping me in line is my meds and my parents' habits of either rewarding or punishing me depending on the pay day.

I don't know when my appointment to meet with my therapist in August is. It was either the 1st or 14th. In any case, it gets hard to deal with when you are beset with anxiety.

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