Hi girlpirate I use to live in Woodinville just north of Seattle as a teen in the 70's, way before it became Yuppyville lol. I use to do a lot of hiking there in the Cascades even hiked the Cascade trail there to Calif. at 17 and raced motocross at SIR but I think the one thing I miss the most was 4wheeling in the old jeep I had on Haystack Mountain by Monroe over looking the whole Seattle area at night with my girlfriends that is when it wasn't raining lol
Hi Cappy how are you doing, I drove though Chicago years ago when I moved back to Alaska and have family there but never been that close to him my Fathers brother. Both him and a friend hoped a train for Washinton State to Chicago with little money and where so happy when they found a moldly bag of bread to eat (yuk) the one thing I do recall is that you could see and smell the air wayyyyyy before you got there. lol
Lyn I bet you though I was some old hillbilly living the way I do here eh now that you got my mug shot lol get better soon will ya I know how you feel it's like something is missing (hint hint)
It really dose help to know the ones you talk to better and understand the way of life you live and really become friends to really help each other better and not be so narrow minded thinking that this anxiety is so much a curse that you can't have friends to vent off too when needed and to look for help and support that you can't tell others around you, here we like to be open minded and be like one big family and just knowing more about you and me really dose help.
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I think this is a GREAT way to put images to the names - and listening to some of your adventuresome lives, I feel like I'm kind of boring - but here goes:
I'm 59 years old (some days feel 20 and some 80), live in CT in a little old farmhouse in a rural northwestern town with my 15-year-old son, two dogs (lab and a yorkie) and two kitties. I also have two boys who are 37 and 35, one of whom is married. I love the country, flowers, birds, anything old, Cape Cod, interior decorating. I work as an Adm. Asst. (I'm the one who just landed the great job that I'm TERRIFIED to start cuz I have to have a physical and sure something will go wrong - always being the negative thinker). My perfect job would be to run an animal rescue operation - but I can't make enough money to survive on that - maybe when I finally retire if that ever happens. I adore the ocean (soooooo therapeutic) and hope to live on Cape Cod right near the water someday before I die. I love music - used to be a GREAT singer but have lost most of my vocal range due to that monster - smoking. Have been divorced many years and haven't had a date in 12 years! Such a bad experience last time that I haven't wanted to actually - but sometimes I get lonely and force my kid to talk to me more than he probably wants to - ha, ha (he's actually the most wonderful child anyone could ever ask for). When I WAS with my ex we lived in a mountaintop cabin in Vermont with no running water, telephone or electricity (other than a small generator) so I have had my years of being a "pioneer" woman and was able to handle it pretty well. But when you're saddled with a guy who leaves you stranded there for days on end with a little baby and is violent and controlling - the thrill of living the pioneer life wanes pretty quickly. Needless to say, it was a horrific situation and one that left it's mark on me forever. And on and off for years I've been riddled with health anxiety/panic and depression. I sometimes wonder how any man could ever put up with me anyway considering all this. But I guess I'm content enough to do my own thing as long as I can make enough money to survive and send my kid to college - and hopefully get through these bouts of anxiety/worry/fear/panic/depression/blah, blah blah. And this site certainly is the BEST place I've found for therapy - and getting to know some really terrific and interesting people. Sure is true that anyone from any walk of life or situation can suffer from this wicked disease - but a great venue for us all to get together and share what we do have in common and hopefully help eachother heal.
Come on now I know there's more of you out there, so lets share