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  1. It's only been like a week but I keep logging into my student loan account just to see the $0 balance. And yeah. I'm the worst. Sorry.
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  2. I am so glad that you are able to make the job change and move. It sounds like it will be so good for you.
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  3. I can echo a lot of what has been said here, and this past year, after the year before, has almost broken me. Most of this I have discussed in previous threads in the past (EG my Dad almost dying 2 years ago, financial and job issues, my subsequent diagnosis of MDD and dealing with the pain of gout and migraines). One thing I will say is this, though: I feel hope coming back. Just the fact we have a new president focused on making things better, rather than exploiting crisis to further divide the world is HUGE. The vaccine roll outs could have been done more efficiently, but they are
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  4. Fuck yeah. I googled the town in Colorado you're moving to, Hobbes, and it looks fantastic.
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  5. This has been a pretty shitty year, but none of it was necessarily COVID related. First, getting a micromanaging, bipolar boss was tough...but I could handle that. I struggled to handle the bootlicking sycophants she brought in that can't move fast enough to throw people under the bus to make themselves look good whether there is truth to it or not and then be passive aggressive and diminish any praise my boss may give me. What I cannot handle are their hypocrisy and disingenuous behavior all of them engage in with the staff. Second, was having to put our dog, Murphy down.
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  6. Looking at mine again, I have really low expectations. I’m celebrating that I can sort of breathe okay and that my current job doesn’t make me want to jump off a building.
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  7. Oh no. Now, I feel bad. I mean, there's various good things that have been happening for us, but the pandemic (along with the unfortunate politics that ended up surrounding it) has left me feeling anxious and/or depressed for so much of the time. It's only been recently that I have begun to have a glimmer of hope about it. Even with that glimmer, Texas keeps going and fucking shit up because it's Texas and I have to fight back to feeling good. Ugh. Now I just feel like a dick. I never wanted to feel like Jacob.
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  8. Woah-oh, living on a prayer!
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  9. I’m not struggling to breathe and forced to use my nebulizer 4 times a day anymore. I got a new job where I feel good. I’m getting the first vaccine shot on Saturday, so we’re getting closer to being able to relax a little bit more. It’ll still be a long time before I’m going to be in enclosed spaces with people, or be unmasked around people, but it’s closer. Early pandemic was exciting until it reached April and we were still in bad shape and then I feel like time had no meaning for a long time. It was hard to see how depressed I was, even tracking my mood. But a lot of that was wor
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  10. If I'm having dreams, weird or otherwise, I'm not remembering them upon waking. I have no idea if any of the following is universal (and getting v. particular with what's up w/me, what my situation is, how things are, well, that's the sort of intimate details that I'll maybe feel comfortable sharing w/all of you in ANOTHER twenty years but for the moment I'm going to keep that locked up tight, practice good op-sec, it's cool that you're all doing good or doing bad but things are getting better or what have you) but it's what rattles around my skull nowadays. 1) I remain ge
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  11. I made Tuna Helper last night. Never again.
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  12. I have gone over my feelings about Picard, and Kurtzman Trek in general. I just can't get on board with any of it. I gave Disco a chance for 2 seasons, and it just got steadily worse. Picard is one of the most disappointing follow ups of classic characters, Trek or not, that I have ever experienced. I've said it before, and will say it again: Picard should have been about getting the original TNG crew, along with other TNG-VOY era actors back, with a Star Trek 3-like plot to save Data. I could have lived with them not being successful, or Data making a final sacrifice, but I HATED the new
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  13. It has for me to some extent. My lockdown life wasn't much different from my pre-lockdown life (same for a close friend whose health anxiety means that she rarely goes out), but spending less time with offline acquaintances and more time with online friends has really hardened my attitude towards the former. Not the only relationships that have been tested to destruction or near-destruction by the pandemic making people reassess their views of what's important and what they really want. (not kind of dumb at all)
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  14. I feel like mine is a lot of “things are great!” and “everything sucks!”
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  15. Yeah, honestly, it was kind of dumb for me to ask, because I lost my job the day before lockdown started last year, but that was actually the good part because the job was so toxic I still have PTSD-like symptoms from it. And then I nosedove right into a 10 month battle with unemployment, which was resolved two months into a health crisis that's still ongoing. The actual pandemic has just been background noise for me, beyond being terrified of bringing it home to my grandma (which I did not). I see the view towards women in the UK is much the same as it is in the US. Whoooo.
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  16. I've been having stress dreams nearly every night too. The last one I had felt so real I actually said "thank fuck that was just a dream" when I woke up. I think it's because my situation before this wasn't great and the pandemic started just as I was recovering from winter and getting ready to try and get things going in the spring. Now spring is here again and the prospect of trying to reengage with the world that most healthy people inhabit again is always daunting. Things are almost back to normal here as far as lockdowns are concerned, but the pandemic has altered my outloo
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  17. Well. Now I feel crappier knowing there's nothing universal about my pandemic experience. But I really am glad life is turning around for you all.
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  18. I feel this deep in my soul. I am actually super happy for you on this. Enjoy your newfound emotional bandwidth! Things are getting a little better but I'm also getting impatient for things to open up. I totally get that its going to take vaccines to make that happen so can we please get some shots in arms? I really want to travel because I need to get out of this house. I want to see my dad. I want to go on adventures with my kids. (Taking off work for spring break so we can at least do that locally. Pray for good weather.) That's the sort of normalcy I'm looking for. It wo
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  19. Dammit, Jacob! I was going to be that guy, but you just had to beat me to it. In all seriousness, though, a lot of the work we have been doing is finally paying off, both with our jobs and in some aspects of our personal lives. I still need to get in much better shape, but I feel like I will be ale to actually really focus on doing that better with research and teaching going better and immigration issues being hopefully done with for a few years, at least. Since my parents and I are fully vaccinated and my wife being just over a month from being so, too, we are hoping to be able to tr
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  20. I kinda hate to be the guy, but lately, things have been good. There's still the ever present existential dread and depression that comes and goes intermittently, the frustration of home schooling, and as Reese said the dwindling respect for humanity in general. Those things are still there and probably won't go away even if things magically went back to normal tomorrow. But I mean. We've paid off the majority of our debt and the rest will be gone once we get the next stimulus payment. We've taken care of a lot of other big purchases we've been needing, AND we now have a savings, which we
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  21. I feel like....this is an invitation?
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  22. You're being kinda to it than I was. I liked Picard. I liked it when the TNG era was revisited. Liked the arc with Seven and Hugh. I hate space Legolas. Hate hipster Romulans. Hate the new crew. Hate the overall plot.
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