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First Bad Dream In A While...

Posted by Shining_On124 , 17 February 2014 · 73 views

It's been a long time since I had a bad dream, let alone one that had me not wanting to sleep. (it's also been over a year since I posted here! Sheesh! But I still feel as if my recovery is "unfinished", so I may be spending more time here working through things)
 
I had a weird dream last night, and when I woke up, it was still bothering me. It...


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Can't Think of A Title....

Posted by Shining_On124 , 20 December 2012 · 67 views

It's been awhile.

I need to post more frequently because there has been a lot weighing on my mind. I have been grappling with things since last Thursday. A trigger here, anxiety attack there, feeling like shit or just feeling gross; and tonight it feels like a mellow (not intense) level of depression. So subtle though that I calmly had an urge to SI...


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Maybe Memories

Posted by Shining_On124 , 10 June 2011 · 76 views

Last night I had a weird scene play in my head.

It was me, walking into Michael's "outside room" (as they called it - it was a glass room that had been built on the side of the house, they used it as a separate living room).

He was sitting on the couch in a black T-shirt and black Dickies. When he saw me approach, he lay down on his side,...


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"A little more information, to add to my confusion...to add to the frustration..."

Posted by Shining_On124 , 25 May 2011 · 65 views

Last night, I had some small bad dreams. The first one was sort of a flashback about the assault, trying to remember how I was feeling while it was happening, but I blacked out.
Then I remember being in a court room with a case of he-said-she-said between Michael and I, that no one believed me. That because he was my boyfriend at the time, he couldn'...


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"These demons are doin' jump-n-jacks, man!"

Posted by Shining_On124 , 25 May 2011 · 73 views

I went to Planned Parenthood yesterday for routine STD checks and to check out some rash that had appeared.

I was able to do the HIV test without passing out (cuz you know, I hate needles, shots, and getting my blood drawn - but fortunately this was just a prick on my finger). I thought that was a big accomplishment on my part, so yay! I also tested...


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Current goals!

Posted by Shining_On124 , 18 May 2011 · 54 views

Current goals:

1. Get a job (waiting to hear from the school district about a substitute custodian job)

2. Save money by August ($2,800)

3. Get health insurance on June 1st. See a psychatrist about more specific medication.

4. Move out with my best friend, Tracy, by summer's end.

5. Continue saving money.

6. Start culinary program in the...


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"Like the battles with yourself, that leave you insecure."

Posted by Shining_On124 , 22 April 2011 · 98 views

Sometimes, like tonight, it feels like I've made no progress.

That I'll always be "scared" of sex and I'll always be a burden to whomever I'm with, because I can't give them sex and they can just get it elsewhere.

That, even though my boyfriend and I have been doing fine for months, the sexual frustration will mount and one...


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Low Fidelity - updated

Posted by Shining_On124 , 16 April 2011 · 32 views

I need to remember that I am not chained here, or anywhere.

Aside from still being unemployed, and starting school next month, I need to remember that the dating game is still dating even after the "I love you"s - nothing is permanent unless I want it to be!

Ryan and I have been together for about 5mos, and while we've expressed feelin...


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Things on my mind.

Posted by Shining_On124 , 28 September 2010 · 32 views

Just identified another trigger tonight...

"Rest stops" aka: where the big trucks go to park for the night.
Driving past those - I'd never been out and seen the semi trucks all clustered there, ever, - made my mind go blank and I felt briefly, two seconds of panic, but stayed grounded in my car and continued driving. It reminds me of "Th...


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Don't Let Go

Posted by Shining_On124 , 22 September 2010 · 90 views

Thinking on how much better I am, emotionally, living-wise, friend-wise, than last year...makes me feel awesome.

This time last year, I made a couple new friends that have become my good friends (Avs, Jess), I was without two of my best friends who are now back in my life (Alana and Terra), I spent time with my favorite band, and made some good friends...






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