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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 7/28/2005 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Normally I am on the bipolar forum, but I've been here many times as well!!!!!
Hi Everyone,
I know it's been awhile since I've been in the forum or in chat rooms, but a lot has happened, and finally some GOOD stuff has happened!
As some of you may know I've been looking for a new job since January, particularly in the Cleveland, Ohio area, well after months of frustration I decided to open up my search to encompass the entire United States.  I was sick of sitting at home, waiting up constantly for a boyfriend who could NEVER seem to be home and gaining weight constantly!
As of July 11 I got a job in State College, PA, moved out on my own, and changed my medication from Sereoquel, Lithium and Lexapro to Lamictal and Lexapro-and I feel SO MUCH better.  I've lost some water weight and now walk my dog everyday after work, the weight loss is slow, but I'm trying to eat healthier (my depression and apathy led me to settling for tons of take out and my boyfriend's poor eating habits left me with far too many empty pizza boxes!).  I know I didn't gain it all in a few weeks so I know it's going to take some time.  I plan on joining a gym soon, but for right now I'm enjoying the quiet time I have with my dog.
My relationship is currently up in the air.  I've been in long distance relationships before and they've never worked out.  My boyfriend has a sickly, depressed and needy mother, a family that guilts him into doing anything and an uncanny ability to be CONSTANTLY irresponsible with his money.  Even if I were to break up with him I'm in no condition to look for a new boyfriend, but everyday I can feel myself pulling away from him.  For once in about two years I'm living the way I want to live and doing what I want to do and I'm glad I have that back!
I'm still working on my bipolar-I have to find a new pdoc and maybe a therapist.  I still have a lot of fears of not meeting people and being alone, but I have a lot of people interaction in my job and sometimes it's nice to come home to a quiet house!
Anyway, as soon as I get my home computer back on I'll be back, but I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't disappeared!
Take care of yourselves!
Kelly (aka-Keldew)

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 7/28/2005 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kelly!!

Nice to meet you!! Wow . . . soooooo good to hear such an upbeat report!! You go girl!! You are really doing well!!! Ya, it sounds like the relationship with your boyfriend was a bit one-sided and was maybe holding you down.

I love to walk too. Am hiking whenever I can get to the woods in the evening, as I must stay out of the sun and heat for my health. Had a nice hike last evening . . . what a blessing to have a nice cool day!!

Thanks for you update . . . its so nice to hear good news!

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 7/28/2005 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Doin' the happy dance for you! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah   Glad you are doing so well!
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 9/11/2006 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Wow, I just posted about wanting a new life and reading your post has inspired me!  I know that happiness is out there, we've just got to have the strength and courage to go get it.  Congrats to you and best wishes for a very happy future!  Good for you!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 9/12/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
So happy to hear that you are doing great things. These things came to you because you took charge of your life and made them happen. You can apply that same premise to your boyfriend. I think you know what you have to do, want to do, but may not be ready to take those steps yet or may not have acknowledged them yet. You will know when the time is right to take action.

Question - Why would you need to "look for a new boyfriend"? How about settling in and enjoying this new life you have? Get to know the new people around you. You never know what will happen when you're not looking. Enjoy this time.
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