Another long and boring weekend..and a three day one..

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Rianna
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/28/2005 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I dread weekends sometimes.  I try to figure out what to do with myself..trying to get out and do things but many time I don't have a lot of money to spend.  Last night I went out with some friends.  Today, I went for a walk..tonight I might go to a church service..but other than that..I have no plans. I keep wanting to volunteer on the weekends at an animal sanctuary, but then don't do it.  Then I feel lazy because I don't do this.
 
Friends have left for the weekend to go and visit their friends and family.  I am just feeling a bit lonely and bored.  Does anyone feel like this on the weekends?  Sometimes on Friday's - I am excited that weekend is almost here..and then when the weekend arrives, I struggle to find things to do..and if not..just spend my weekends being bored, or coming on the computer.  Ugh..I still have tonight, tomorrow and Monday to  get through.  Thanks for listening.

Teri16
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   Posted 5/28/2005 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rianna!  I'm new to this forum, but I've been on HW for a while now. tongue   I, too suffer from depression and I've read a few of your posts so feel like I'm already getting to know you! :)
 
One of the hardest things for me was to push myself to do other things.  I have heart disease and have had a lot happen to me in the past year, so I could always make excuses for things...and then the depression can sort of 'take hold'.  This year I decided after my heart bypass, that I wasn't making any more excuses, cuz the longer I waited, perhaps the less time I'd have to make some choices due to my physical limitations.
 
My love for birds took over and I now volunteer at a local Pet store and I handle and tame and train exotic birds of all kinds!-and though fatigued from other health issues some days, I still make myself keep going and I'm having a much more rewarding life, doing something extra and something that I love-instead of waiting for things to happen, I'm doing those things!!  My next 'thing to do' is I'm volunteering for the Breast Cancer foundation.  There must be something you'd like to do, and this costs no money...
 
So go for it-push yourself a little more...it doesn't have to be 'a job', but something you enjoy so you look foreward to your weekends and instead of being alone, you are making your own life-go for that animal sanctuary thing!-I think you will be very glad that you did!  Please let me know what happens.
 
Hugs, Teri :)
"Because he is he and I am I."......E. V. Lucas

"I Hope You Dance".............LeeAnn Womack
 
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Rianna
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   Posted 5/29/2005 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teri -

Thanks for your kind reply. Your post really inspired me. Now, after hearing of your struggles, I feel bad for complaining. You seem like a very strong person. I love birds as well and it really depressed me when one flew right into my car the other morning on my way to work - he was flying erratically, and went right in front of me and hit the front or the car! That was the first time I had every hit an animal, and I was really traumatized and upset. Either he died or he was knocked out badly. I cried at work that whole morning. I love to watch the bird shows that they have at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Have you ever seen it? I was there a few times when I lived in Florida..very smart birds! One even rode a bike over a high wire!

Teri16
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   Posted 5/29/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again, Rianna, you poor thing!! I would feel just horrible myself if I ran over a bird or an animal, but you know it was an accident and there wasn't a whole lot you could do!

Don't ever feel badly for venting, we all need to lean a little on someone ocassionally, believe me!! :) People tell me that I'm strong, and sometimes that's probably sort of true, :) however I'm no different than anyone else with a problem-we all need each other for support, no matter what.

I've never seen the bird shows in Tampa, perhaps someday I will!

Big Hugs, Teri :)
xoxoxo
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