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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by nomnom » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:59 am

1. I am feeling very frustrated with my personal life. After being back for two weeks, he is away for another week to sort out work stuff abroad. I know it is important but its another thing that I have to wait to be resolved before we can address anything. Its making me feel hopeless about the entire situation once again.

2. I have struggled with keeping up at work this week; I need to slow down as last week including the weekend was non-stop.

3. I have lost my appetite. I don't quite know why as I'm not unwell but I really don't feel like eating. I struggled so much with this yesterday that I ended up having just weetabix before bed!

4. Need to get back to the gym or at least start a workout at home.

5. *sigh*
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 pm

1.) Yesterday, on impulse, I bought some eye makeup and wore it for the first time in...ten years? Longer? I also bought lip gloss, which I've NEVER used before. I'm slightly alarmed that I might have been body-snatched, but it felt quite nice to spend a bit more time on my appearance this morning. I have also got a new skirt. It's black, and patterned with yellow crescent moons and stars, with black cats and white cats frolicking underneath them. Quite witchy.
2.) I have a mountain of writing to get through, but I'm not panicking. I can do this. I think.
3.) I've been referred to see a specialist about the arthritis in my knees. I don't think there is much they can realistically do, but I'm trying to keep positive. It's a bit rubbish to be arthritic at the ripe old age of 31, but other people deal with worse pain. Thinking about it, maybe this was behind the impulse-buy of makeup - feeling sore and creaky is making me want to spend extra time on looking nice.
4.) I have lovely supportive parents and I'm so grateful for them.
5.) We were learning about personality development in babies at my psychoanalytic studies seminar and it has made me feel surprisingly broody. I quite want one, but unlike lip gloss, that is NOT the sort of thing you get on impulse...
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by Victoriomantic » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Lingua as usual your posts make me laugh and smile! That skirt sounds adorable and I definitely understand your point #3. I'm not arthritic but I have a Vitamin D insufficiency that causes similar-ish symptoms to my mum's arthritis and I'm only 26. I often think there is more wrong with my knees than the x-ray said (it came back clear but one of my knees points inwards, and there are knee / connective tissue issues in family). I hope the specialist referral helps :) Would love to learn more about personality development in babies, that sounds really interesting.

1. I was expecting to feel de-skilled as a therapist but not in academia... can't believe I'm struggling to motivate myself to start the essay

2. Cute housemate is distractingly cute :lol:

3. Shall be feeling more settled once teething problems with the new flat have been ironed out

4. I need to hurry up and make a decision about my gym membership before I keep hemorrhaging money

5. Hungry. Quick break for food and buying a sleeve online for my new tablet (so I can work on the train yay) then back to writing a formulation and doing more research for essay

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by ell » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm

Just one thought...

1) It's done. I'm a qualified CP, I'm graduated, I'm now a Dr. Took me 5 long years (not including the years and years spent applying, some of you will remember me from those days) but it's finally done.

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by nomnom » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:09 am

1. Finally went back to the gym! YAY! But I am in so much pain as a result and I haven't been able to sleep through the last two days as every time I moved, I was woken up by my distress...Its enough to make me never want to break up with the gym again!

2. Slightly confused by the weather. Still and again. It got very cold last week but over the weekend today, it feels warmer. The role of layers yet to be determined.

3. I am feeling very blessed work-wise. I am as settled as can be in my qualified role and I am looking forward to the opportunities to deliver training in Oxford and in Turkey in the next few months :D

4. I am looking forward to going home this weekend. It has been a while but I feel like I need a break from Leeds. No place like home turf to get bearings again.

5. Everyone around me is ill. Urgh. Eww. I'm popping Berocca like tic tacs and hoping this will protect me!
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:39 pm

ell wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Just one thought...

1) It's done. I'm a qualified CP, I'm graduated, I'm now a Dr. Took me 5 long years (not including the years and years spent applying, some of you will remember me from those days) but it's finally done.
I remember you from those days. :P Congratulations and well done.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lakeland » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Wonderful news Ell - an achievement to finish at all.

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by Geishawife » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:00 pm

ell wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Just one thought...

1) It's done. I'm a qualified CP, I'm graduated, I'm now a Dr. Took me 5 long years (not including the years and years spent applying, some of you will remember me from those days) but it's finally done.
Well done, Ell. I've followed your progress from your earliest days and am so glad your efforts have paid off. Now it's time to celebrate!!

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Post by miriam » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:11 am

Congrats Ell :D That must be a huge weight off you after trying to complete the course requirements and parent and work.

1) Have an exciting new project on the horizon to help measure and improve outcomes for a set of local authorities. I've also been talking to several larger children's charities, and some prestigious research groups who want to use my tools. So things are feeling optimistic.
2) This is very good news, as it feels like this project I've been subsidising and developing in my spare time for over a decade is finally going to take off enough to be self-sufficient financially and have an impact on children's lives.
3) However, it is really stressful sitting on the cusp but not yet having contracts agreed to take things forward. We are trying to get our processes ready to scale, but I'm feeling all tetchy as I have so little control over whether we can get from promising conversations to signed contracts, and it is impossible to predict whether/when it is going to happen.
4) I've also had a load of external stressors to cope with that would normally be workable, but in this context add to my already-far-too-long to do list. This includes my fire alarm going off at 4am on Sunday night because our massive american style fridge freezer had malfunctioned and made a nasty electrical burning smell, which meant having to deal with a whole kitchen full of melted frozen goods and increasingly warm fridge contents until we were able to source a temporary fridge/freezer (we don't want to buy a new one until we do up the kitchen).
5) I've joined a pottery class. It is nice to have time set aside to be creative each week. I am trying to be mindful about enjoying the process, rather than self-critical about the items I create, but I do hope that I get better over time!
Miriam

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 pm

1.) I'm moving house! Today my parents came over to help me and we transferred most of my things. My new flat is quite a lot smaller than my current one, but it is in a beautiful semi-rural location and it feels much more 'me'. I've even got a little private patio area that is screened by a trellis, and I think my cat will love sunning herself out there once we have some sun for her to sun herself in.
2.) A friend in the USA has said that she might be able to come over and visit. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but it would be lovely to see her.
3.) I had a nice parcel and postcard from another friend who lives abroad today. She happened to see the gift in a shop by chance and it made her think of me. I was really touched when I opened it.
4.) The students next door are being rowdy again, but I DON'T CARE because on Saturday I shall be ensconced in my nice tranquil new hobbit hole.
5.) I keep looking at the adoption page of the local cats' shelter. No, Lingua, one is enough...
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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