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Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:16 am

During a couple of days I've been really depressed. One of the reasons I will not say, but the other reason is I'm moving to a different school. I used to go to a private school and each class had eight students. All of my friends were at that school. Today I toured around the school (a public school) that I was going to. The school is huge! And there will be at least 1000 students attending that school!  Wow! In the beginning of August when I decided to move to a different school I thought it would be a good idea. Make new friends, learn a lot more stuff, save money going to a public school, but now I'm just really depressed and sad because I'll barely ever see my friends. Tonight I'm just going to go outside, look at the stars, and try to remember the good times at my old school.

So is anyone else depressed?
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:27 am

Sounds from the age in your profile like you're making a move from junior high to high school. I made a similar move, except from a school that was slightly larger than yours (25 in a class) to one that was larger than the one you are going to (800 per class, about 3200 total).

You'll probably feel kind of lonely at first, but it passes faster than you think. You'll make new friends quickly (especially if you join clubs and the like, so do that), and you'll have a great time. I can understand how you'd feel depressed now, but try to think about the upcoming positive rather than the present negative.

As for you barely seeing your current friends, that doesn't have to be the case. It's not hard to keep in touch with them, especially these days with all the communication options (wow, that makes me sound like a  old  ).

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:28 am

Its part of life, you learn to deal with it. According to your profile, you're still a young lad, so you've still got a lot of ups and downs on the road ahead.

Moving and going to new schools/jobs is something we all do. You'll miss your friends, but you'll make new ones. You'll still be able to stay close with all your old friends through internet, cell phones and stuff. You'll lose contact with some, but we all do.

I like your idea about going out and just looking at the stars and remembering the good times at your old school. Thats one thing you should never let go of, the memories. Keep them with you as your closing one chapter in your life and starting the next where you will make new memories.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:48 am

That sounds pretty much like the conditional depression that is so common with big life-changes. Moves, new schools, new jobs all have a lot in common, and exciting as they may be will often have a depressive effect too.

I experienced it when I decided to take this job which keeps me away from home about half of the time.

I experienced it before that when I retired and found myself at home all the time but with no big purpose each morning.

And before that when I left a good job to go back to flying...

The initial excitement wears off at some point, often before you actually get underway in the new course of action. You have a quiet moment (or hour or day) and you sort of crash. You don't have any new tasks yet, or new friends yet, or whatever, and the ones you left behind get artificially better and more important.

It will pass.

If it doesn't talk to a counselor - seriously.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:40 am

I joined the soccer team but I was one of the players cut from the team.  Sad And I saw some people that I knew before I went to a private school. Most of them weren't friends with me and weren't nice to me.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:23 pm

Hey af773-
Thanks for sharing how you're feeling. It is hard to make these sorts of transitions isn't it? I can remember how I felt when I left elementary school going to jr high- it was awful.

Don't forget- you've got lots of friends here on a.net!

Be brave.

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:18 pm

Right now all of my friends are at school. I'm sure there are some that are wondering where I am.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:44 pm

I am depressed...and pissed. Some f*cker backed into my car with his Jeep Cherokee and left a nasty dent on the passenger side door. Of course he/she drove off, as well!  banghead   crying 
 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:45 pm

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 6):
Right now all of my friends are at school. I'm sure there are some that are wondering where I am.

Most definitely.



Brent: "Hey Trent, where is that airplane dude? I need to tell him about something."

Trent: "Last I heard, he went to another school. What did you need to tell him about?"

Brent: "Oh, he went to another school? He was cool. I am going to miss him."

Trent: "Yeah, he was cool. Hopefully he will visit us."

Brent: "Anyway, I need to tell him that I saw an Air France 777 airplane here at MSP yesterday. I took a picture of the plane."

Trent: "Can you text the picture to him?

Brent: "Maybe we should drop by his house and surprise him."

Trent: "Why not!"

[Edited 2008-08-27 12:55:36]
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:14 pm



Quoting September11 (Reply 8):

That sounds exactly like my friends.  Smile We sometimes talked about aviation.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:31 pm

Not exactly depressed, just a bit hacked off currently, to say the least! Don't worry about the new school though, each big step 'up' you worry about making new friends - I did when it was time to start secondary school, and when it was time to head off to University, but people will know that you're new and probably feeling like that, so there's bound to be a bunch of them who go out of their way to help you settle down and show you around.

Good luck!


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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:31 pm

Yes I am depressed (I have been depressed for a few weeks now). My mom is battling cancer and the doctors said she only has a year at most to live. If it weren't for my 3 cats I seriously think I would need to go see someone about this. They have made me laugh when I am in no happy/laughing mood.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:38 pm

I believe I may be a bit depressed, but more as a symptom of my bipolar condition, mixed in with a chronic indecision. (I never seem to be able to make up my mind when it comes to much anything. This ranges from what I should wear, to broader things such as what career path to attempt to follow.

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:50 pm



Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):
but the other reason is I'm moving to a different school.

I had the same problems with going to college last year. I'm really not a social person at all, so finding new friends has been really hard. A year later I still don't really have any new friends. I have several acquaintances, but we've never spoken outside of school.

I was with the same people through high school that I was in middle school. The transition was much easier because of that. When I joined marching band the summer before my freshman year, I already had a family when school started. Throughout high school, all of my friends were in band (aside from the one I knew through bowling). It was nice to have a hangout in the band room and we could all be losers together.

Now that I've gone to college, they've all been ripped away from me. It's hard. Hang in there and things will get better.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:55 pm

I get in and out of depression... Mostly out. I found listening to black metal helps a lot in getting out Big grin
 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:56 am

Orientation is tomorrow at 8:00 in the morning. Hopefully I won't be lost in the school.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:25 am

Relax Af773atmsp.

It's your birthday!  bigthumbsup   Silly

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:37 am

Yeah, a little at the moment.

Short version goes like this.. injured my back in a workplace accident at the end of January. I've been rehabbing it ever since. Got well enough to go back to light duties at the end of May. Went to my Dr on Monday and he wants me on permanent light duties now.

That means no climbing in the bulk hold, no working on the bridge, no working on the loader, no working in the bagroom, no working in throw-in. It also means that the jobs that I will be doing from now on are mindless, boring jobs with no challenge to them.

So yeah, I'm a little depressed at that prospect..
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:48 am

Mild Anxiety, moderate depression.

I found out today that I may or may not be out of a job come October. Bad news indeed, but it helped get me out of a traffic ticket, so I can honestly say (ever the optimist) that some good has come out of it, despite what the final outcome may be. I'm doing my best not to think about it, as it's something that I am unable to control. Que sera sera. And in the meanwhile, I intend to enjoy every minute of what I do have. However, this news topped with my ex's decision to let me know of his new girlfriend from tel aviv (nothing says I don't want a long distance relationship with you quite like dating a girl in another country) has made for a particularly trying week, and it's only wednesday ... I think.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):
I used to go to a private school and each class had eight students. All of my friends were at that school. Today I toured around the school (a public school) that I was going to. The school is huge! And there will be at least 1000 students attending that school!

Now it's time for a random seemingly pointlss SkyGirl story called I've been near there. Not quite that dramatic a change, persay, but I attended a private school from 4th - 8th grade where the entire student body was roughly 250 (prek - 8th). I was in public school before that, but my parents made the switch at the end of 3rd grade cause I was getting beaten up all the time. They figured that that wouldn't happen as much in a Catholic school.
Then when it came time for my high school years I had to return to city schooling, where my freshman class was roughly 700 students. Quite overwhelming. What friends I had had in elementary school remembered me, but no longer viewed me as friend potential, and I can't say I had too many friends from Catholic schooling. It sucked, but in time I did manage to find friends and I can say I had many memorable moments from all of it (some better than others). I'm really in no position to give advice, but if I was to do so, I would say keep your chin up, cause you never know what the day will bring. It's all an adventure, really, ne? Who knows, you could meet people in the next few days that will become life long friends, if you give it a good honest chance.

And in agreement with SlamClick - If things don't pass, talk to a counselor.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:54 am



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 18):
However, this news topped with my ex's decision to let me know of his new girlfriend from tel aviv (nothing says I don't want a long distance relationship with you quite like dating a girl in another country)

SkyGirl, I know it is not quite the same, but I oh so feel your pain there. I met a young lady, on Myspace (maybe that was mistake #1) who lived in Houston. We got really close. I moved to Houston (but lived with an uncle), and on our first real emotional moment in person, she said how she is madly in love with a guy in Mississippi and plans to move there. D'oh! But, I learned from it, it made me stronger, and this shall make you stronger, as well.  Smile
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:12 am

I'm a bit bummed out now. Target may be terminating me due to them thinking I make for a crappy cart attendant since I'm not fast enough. Truth of the matter is that you have to do at least six things at once on the dot every hour, on the hour for 8 hours so I'd might as well have a little well deserved respect from the managers that want to see me fired by now. I've been applying for different jobs left and right for the past week now. I haven't heard back from any of them and I really don't want to put down on any job application that I was terminated, but would feel better about myself if I at least tried to rough it out. Though I feel all my attempts have been in vain and that nothing will change for the better in the short term. My classes start in a week so between that and the job hunt I'm feeling rather stressed from the time crunch.

I'd might as well go in to work tomorrow and give two weeks notice. I feel that anything I do at work, I will be terminated regardless. I've had this job for 4 months, not even and I hope to have a job that lasts me for at least 6 months. It's a little frustrating knowing that people think you slack off when you really do bust your ass off.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:44 am

If you would call slowly realizing you're probably not going to be medically qualified to fly for the USAF depressing, than yea, I've been rather bummed over that since going to the eye-doctor back in July. I was hoping I would be qualified for LASIK, and I technically am and the surgery can correct me to 20/20 in each eye, but the doctor can't guarantee it will get correct my depth perception problem - something the Air Force kinda' wants its pilots to have. The news wasn't unexpected and I still don't know for sure if it's totally correctable or not, so in the mean time I'm still fighting to keep my GPA up and work hard in school and ROTC (all factors that will count on my packet that I'll use to compete for a pilot slot). My feeling is still I'd rather earn the pilot slot on my own and then lose it on a medical disqualification - something beyond my control - then to have given up and never earned it all. On top of that, hopefully the hard work I've put in will still help me compete favorable to get into the FLEP, or Funded Legal Education Program to go to law school after college and then join USAF JAG Corps (Our Legal Program) and be a lawyer for the USAF.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):

I've grown up in a military family so I've done the whole changing school bit before. Looking at your age profile, you're at the age where it's most difficult. The last move we made was really difficult on my sister (who was in your age bracket when we made the move three years ago). I was actually lucky - we spent 10 years in Georgia. I was able to graduate from the same high school I started at. My dad waited till I graduated to retire from the USAF and take a new job in NC. Since I was done with school it didnt matter a whole lot to me - other than being really bored that summer with no friends in North Carolina until I moved down to Florida to start college. But my sister was in 7th grade when we made the move. Her best friend in Georgia lived right next door, and my sister was going to the same school her friend was. She had a pretty miserable summer as well and was often crying "I want to go back to Georgia! I hate you for making me move!", but once school started up in August, she got involved with the band and other school clubs and made friends pretty quickly and is now doing okay. Hopefully you'll adjust to the new environment and make friends quickly. So the best advice I can give you to help meet new people is get involved at school. Join clubs or play sports. They don't have them in high school but I joined a fraternity (not a Greek one, but a military one - National Society of Pershing Rifles), and the members of my pledge class and my fraternity are some of my closest friends.

Truth is, I've found the anticipation of change and new things is far worse than the change itself. Try to keep that in mind over the next couple days.

Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 18):
Who knows, you could meet people in the next few days that will become life long friends, if you give it a good honest chance.

  
Although they say college is where you make your friends for life, I have a few friends from high school who I still keep in regular contact with well over three years since graduation - still the sort of friends I can talk to about anything anytime I need to.


Some of the best friends I've made have been when I've been thrown into life's twisted situations where I'm thrown in with a bunch of random strangers. Besides pledging Pershing Rifles, some of my best friends have come from when I attended Field Training last summer. Here you are dropped off by bus in Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama with 350 other cadets and you're thrown into a flight with 24 of them and you're being yelled out to get things done and to do it quickly. You bond quickly - maybe because you're forced to but you still bond a personal level and the relationships last well beyond gradutation day.

So trust me (and us). You will make friends. You'll probably find at least some, if not many, other students are in the same situation as you, and if you can bond through that - chances are you'll make friends rather quickly.  

[Edited 2008-08-27 22:06:00]
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:45 am



Quoting KAUST (Reply 19):

Nice! Yeah, mine didn't want a long distance relationship when I moved out here to DEN, but was kind enough to text me to tell me about his new girl overseas. Haha. I'm definatly better off without him, ne?
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:49 am



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 22):
Nice! Yeah, mine didn't want a long distance relationship when I moved out here to DEN, but was kind enough to text me to tell me about his new girl overseas. Haha. I'm definatly better off without him, ne?

Exactly! That is how I look at it. Just remember, God does not close a door without first opening a window.  Smile

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:51 am

Not me...But I have a buddy who gets frequently depressed very fast.I try to be the coach.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:09 pm



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 18):
Mild Anxiety, moderate depression.

I found out today that I may or may not be out of a job come October. Bad news indeed, but it helped get me out of a traffic ticket, so I can honestly say (ever the optimist) that some good has come out of it, despite what the final outcome may be. I'm doing my best not to think about it, as it's something that I am unable to control. Que sera sera. And in the meanwhile, I intend to enjoy every minute of what I do have.

Oh, yes, I forgot about that little tidbit as well. I may also be facing a layoff come October. Gotta love the airline industry.

Oh well, it's only spurring me to actually make my way to where I want to be in the industry (dispatch). So, I guess there is also some good there.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:21 pm



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 22):
Nice! Yeah, mine didn't want a long distance relationship when I moved out here to DEN, but was kind enough to text me to tell me about his new girl overseas. Haha. I'm definatly better off without him, ne?

Is that how the young folks deliver the cold shoulder these days, Skygirl?

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:02 pm



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 26):
Is that how the young folks deliver the cold shoulder these days, Skygirl?

Haha, I could tell you some fairly hilarious breakup stories that make this one look tame! Unfortunatly, I'm on my way to SFO for a couple of hours (gotta love working those turns) so maybe when I get back I'll have time for a story it or 2.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:57 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 26):
Talk about a serious lack of huevos.

My ex just suddenly pretended she died. Literally. I wasn't gonna let her just suddenly act like that so I eventually tricked her into picking up the phone and I told her off. She was too much of a coward to 'fess up to me or even talk about it.

She was my first GF and first of many other "things" as well, so I was extremely depressed and to this date I still have a huge grudge with her. But in the end, I think I dodged a bullet.

[Edited 2008-08-28 09:00:05]
 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:55 pm



Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 22):
Yeah, mine didn't want a long distance relationship when I moved out here to DEN, but was kind enough to text me to tell me about his new girl overseas.

The dude's seriously geographically challenged.  crazy 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:47 pm

I just got back from orientation. Very fun and I met some people that look like good friends. The only problem is getting around school to my class is very confusing but there is "path finders" that help people get to their class.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:06 pm

A little , I have something wrong with my feet. I am not sure what the hell is wrong but my feet ache all the fu***** time now. I have not changed shoes or done anything to to my feet that I know of. I broke my right ankle last year , but it is healed up ,and now both of my feet hurt.

This is a big problem because I am coaching my kids 8th grade football team for 3-4 hours every night ... and I am in pain the whole time. Not to mention It is slowing down my boxing program and is just a real pain in the but.

Nothing else depresses me more than when I am physically not able to be as active .

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:05 pm



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 29):
The dude's seriously geographically challenged.

That or he's just not a good liar. Take your pick.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 28):
My ex just suddenly pretended she died. Literally. I wasn't gonna let her just suddenly act like that so I eventually tricked her into picking up the phone and I told her off. She was too much of a coward to 'fess up to me or even talk about it.

I have a similar story from high school. It wasn't a relationship because it never got that far, but a girl I really liked and thought I had a real chance with just stopped talking to me one day. It's more complicated than what I'm going to get into or post on here and granted, looking back I liked her mostly for the wrong reasons (and for some right reasons). But it wasn't how she said "no"; it was the way she dit it. And she tried to cover it up. When she'd see me at school she'd give me a fake half-smile and say hi but that was about it. I was pretty close to rock bottom. The fact that it was in December and around Christmas didn't help matters either. I never brought it up with her or told her off though. I just (slowly) let it go, and was fortunate to have good friends who were there to help me through.

I enjoy catching people lying though. My favorite excuse from people is "I've been so busy. That's why I haven't called you back" when you know it's not true. "Oh really - you were 'too busy' to call me back but I'm sitting here reading this 100 question myspace survey you just filled out and posted. I'm calling 'bullshit' on that one." There's a lot of things I can be lenient on and work with. I understand people are busy and don't always want to or have a lot of time talk to me - just tell me that. But don't lie to me, because I don't tolerate it very well. Fortunately some people are lucky I'm not as spiteful to them in person as I am to them in my mind.  devil 

Okay...rant over. Back on topic.


Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 30):

I just got back from orientation. Very fun and I met some people that look like good friends.

You see. We told you.  Smile We'll be curious to hear how the next couple days go - hopefully they'll be just as good as today was.

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 31):
Physical exercise is the #1 cure for depression.

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I've found if I had a bad day, running for an hour or so down beachside here in Daytona is what I need. Great way to clear my head and not worry or think about anything else for a while.

Quoting SkyGirl (Reply 27):
I'm on my way to SFO for a couple of hours (gotta love working those turns) so maybe when I get back I'll have time for a story it or 2.

So I see you chose not to call in sick so you could go downtown to the DNC Convention today. I'm disappointed.  silly 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:28 pm



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 32):
That or he's just not a good liar. Take your pick.

Oh he's something alright. I'd get banned if I posted it, though I have told her (I think).
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:58 pm



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 32):
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 29):
The dude's seriously geographically challenged.

That or he's just not a good liar. Take your pick.

I think he's a cowardly prick.

Skygirl, you're better off without people who don't have the spine to tackle tough assignments in person. A text message...hmmmmmmmph!
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:59 pm



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 33):
Oh he's something alright. I'd get banned if I posted it, though I have told her (I think).

Yea, I've told her too, and I almost added it as option number 3, but I'll refrian and keep from posting my thoughts any further (out of respect for her though, certainly not for him, haha).
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:31 am



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 30):

When does your school start?
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:57 am



Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 36):

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:44 am

I'm always in and out, really - with my health, I usually spend the days in bed unable to do much else than sleep (and thanks to laptops and wireless internet, be online IN bed  Silly) - but I try to get out and work as much as I can.  Smile

I don't trust people very easily, and a lot of people on here know how a relationship I had went pretty wrong... despite efforts to prevent it, I got pregnant. I wanted to keep the child, but my then-boyfriend begged me to get an abortions, because a child would "ruin our lives" and we'd "just have lots of children later!"... oldest trick in the book.  Yeah sure Nevertheless, you never think your boyfriend is a prick, so I took his pleas into account - as well as other factors, such as a sh*tload of heridatory conditions as well as the fact that I'm often ill - too ill to take care of a child - and had the abortion.

The prick left me 2 weeks later, telling me that he hadn't had feelings for me for months - meaning before we even started having sex, let alone got pregnant! And AFTER he had asked me to move in with him (in England, whereas I live in Denmark) and we had started making plans for this. But that's only the beginning; I later found out that he had been cheating on me throughout the relationship as well...

This was my first relationship with a guy. He was the only person I've ever looked in the eyes for more than a second and whom I was comfortable enough with to let him get closer than a single hug.

Needless to say, I was a wreck - but I got over him. What I've never really gotten over is the abortion. I know it was probably the best thing - I'm in no shape to take care of a child - I can barely take care of myself! And adoption is something I'd never want to put a kid or myself through.

But that doesn't stop me from wondering how it would've been. If he hadn't asked me to have the abortion, I don't think I would have - and the kid would've been 2 years old now.

I talk to councellors. I'm on antidepressants. But what has helped me the most has been naming the child (who I'm 100% sure was a boy, even if it was too early to tell) and "talking to him" (more like a form of praying).

Other factors play in too - I get sick of being on meds and in pain all the time, I get sick of overstressing myself because I manage to convince myself I'm capable of more than I really am, and I'm about to move out from my parents' house. On top of it all, I have Asperger Syndrome, which also makes me prone to depressions, so it's pretty much a chronic depression I've got going on here - even psychiatrists have said so. I'm often so far out that I'm begging my parents to give me permission to kill myself because I'd feel bad to hurt them if I just got it over with.  Yeah sure It's not as frequent as it has been though.

But I've managed so far.  Wink And as long as I have my animals, I can get through the days and nights because someone is depending on me to get up. Don't know what I'd do without them.  Smile
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:49 am

Af773atmsp. Moving to a different school can be a little depressing, but your problems will be over before you know it. During the summer between elementry and Jr high I moved to a neighboring town. I went from a class of 50 to a class of 270. I knew a couple people in the new school but didn't hang out with them much after the move. I spent the first couple years not really sure of which group of people to hang with. I ended up hanging out with the basketball crowd (I'm the worst basketball player ever) and made friends that I still talk with on a regular basis 15 years later. Life is all about making changes from time to time (schools then jobs). Whenever you make these kinds of changes you will leave some old friend behind and make some new ones. With the old friends its easier than ever with email and texting to keep in touch with them you'll find out the hard part in keeping up with the old friends is just taking the time to just sit down and call em up. Keep your head up, your problems will be over before you know it.

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(I never seem to be able to make up my mind when it comes to much anything. This ranges from what I should wear, to broader things such as what career path to attempt to follow.

Dont feel alone I can never make up my mind either. Also I'm 30 years old and have no idea what I want to do for a living.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:15 am



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 38):

My Asperger Syndrome also makes me depressed sometimes. And I get too shy to talk to people I don't usually talk with. My mom is making me be in a class for students that are qualified for special education. I didn't want to but she said just for the first term. I'll be really pissed if she makes me go to that class for the whole year. I thought what happened to freedom of speech. If I have the option not to be in this class and I don't want to be in that class I shouldn't be forced to be in that class.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:26 am



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 40):
My Asperger Syndrome also makes me depressed sometimes. And I get too shy to talk to people I don't usually talk with. My mom is making me be in a class for students that are qualified for special education. I didn't want to but she said just for the first term. I'll be really pissed if she makes me go to that class for the whole year. I thought what happened to freedom of speech. If I have the option not to be in this class and I don't want to be in that class I shouldn't be forced to be in that class.

Then, it makes perfect sense that you're depressed and nervous about making new friends - with Asperger's, it seems we have double the difficulties and twice the anxiety about these things.  sigh 

You certainly shouldn't be forced to go to a special class - that won't help anyone!
I don't know how severe your AS is, but most "aspies" are able to function without any kind of special classes - it should be your choice, and it'll only result in even MORE changes, which can be rather terrifying...

I didn't have the option to go to a special class when I needed it (back when I was in school, AS was still pretty unknown) - but if you don't have problems with bullying or having difficulties in any subjects, I don't know what your mother expects you to gain from this - "if it's not broken, don't fix it" - maybe she thinks you're more affected by your condition than you really are?
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:28 am



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 41):

She thinks I'll need help, but I kind of want it to be challenging. I don't have severe Asperger syndrome. Just very small.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:11 am

Depressed, alone, bored....all me.....been depressed off and on for 4 years. Currently, extremely depressed.

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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:22 am



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 43):

I sometimes feel alone too.  Sad One year ago a girl that I really liked asked me if I wanted to go on a date with her. I said yes. Her parents wouldn't let her. One of the worst times of my life.  cry 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:28 am

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Its that simple.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:34 am

You'll be okay. It's always an adjustment changing schools.

I'm not really depressed as much as I am stressed. Work has been super slow the past few weeks which makes it a bit miserable.
 
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:58 am



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 42):
She thinks I'll need help, but I kind of want it to be challenging. I don't have severe Asperger syndrome. Just very small.

Mine is severe - and I got through school without special classes and did very well (meaning I was a straight A student). If I can do it, anyone can! I did get special help in maths, but that wasn't a "special class" as such - just tutoring, really, because I'm basically innumerate (numerate illiterate), which is not because of the Asperger Syndrome as such. I was bullied and whatnot, but you don't seem to have problems with that, so I don't see what your mother really expects to gain from forcing you into this class...

And I definitely understand your need for it to be challenging - it's way too easy to lose interest in something if it isn't. Maybe you should give it a try, just to make your mom happy - and if you hate it, you should take it up with her again, as well as the teachers - I'm pretty sure they'll be reasonable enough to know that you sincerely don't want to be there if that's the case and help you and your mother figure out something else. Usually, if you don't WANT to be there, it's an indication that you don't NEED it either.

At an age of 15, I had to transfer schools as well, so I know very well what you're going through! If you need a talk with someone who's been there with the same conditions, I'm there for you.  Smile
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:32 pm

Nope! Don't allow myself to get depressed! Just bored.
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RE: Anybody Depressed Right Now?

Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:23 pm



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 38):
But I've managed so far. And as long as I have my animals, I can get through the days and nights because someone is depending on me to get up. Don't know what I'd do without them.

What's at the heart of it is the foreclosure of possibility, K. You can't help wondering about that. I had that same discussion with my ex wife and she wouldn't hear of it. That was 37 years ago, and my son has since saved some people's lives as an army medic in A-stan, my daughter is married to a genuinely nice fellow, and I've got 2 grandkids.

None of that would have existed had she bowed to my entreaties. I do thank her for it every once in a blue moon.

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