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28 Dec

There’s a question that has been bothering me in the past weeks.

How did I get here?

I don’t mean that in a broad existential way. I mean, how did my life get to this point? To a place that I’m not necessarily happy with. They say if you aren’t happy with your life then change it. Well, I believe I’ve changed my life a whole lot in the last five years and I don’t feel like I’ve gotten any closer to wherever it is I want to be. Seemingly the only thing that I’ve done is accumulate more debt and a few more failed relationships.

God, I hate the holidays.

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2 Responses to “?”

  1. Bruce (born 2b me) December 28, 2011 at 20:37 #

    Hi Britt,

    Yeah, the holidays can be a tough time. Hang in there, be patient. I married at 32 after a few “failed” relationships.

    I have noticed that being grateful for what I actually have (food, shelter, health), and not making comparisons with others, or with my own shoulds and oughts, is a great mood enhancer. Easier said than done of course, but I think it is worth the effort. When I can pull it off, I do feel better. I’m not trying to trivialize your distress. It’s just that this is all that I can offer at the moment. I hope it is a bit helpful.

    Oh yes, and today I followed a link from a link on Angel’s blog, (http://www.mindretrofit.com)
    and I ended up here:

    http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/29/mind-reading-how-to-live-well-on-the-autistic-spectrum/

    The very last paragraph has what I suspect may be some good advice for single people. I’m not sure if I can copy it here due to copyright, but you could click on it if you want, and scroll to the last paragraph (about hiking).

    Blessings,
    Bruce

    • blackbird3398 December 28, 2011 at 22:31 #

      Thanks, Bruce.

      Of course, you are right about comparing myself to others. But it can be very difficult to stop doing it. Especially when I don’t really have any single friends anymore.

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