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Time for a Change

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I had my three-month appointment with my psychiatrist last night. I tried to talk to him about the medications I am on. I'm not sure why I am on a couple of them and I've been on them for quite awhile. I don't know if they are still effective or not, especially considering I've been in such a blah mood lately. He didn't want to talk to me about it. And my counseling sessions haven't been very productive. I think it's time to consider changing and trying another place. I just wish I had some recommendations from other people. I have no clue as to where to go.

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    You know something.. I HATE when psychiatrists try to push medications on people. Some people really do need it, I think, because their brain chemistry may be messed up. In serious cases. Like schizophrenics, bipolarism, etc.

But I have noticed recently many psychiatrists and/or therapists are quick to put people on medications. I saw one therapist, and the first visit she wanted to put me on anxiety medications. How can someone make that assumption in an hour of knowing a person?! Especially when I barely talked..and she did the entire time!

It's the counselors job to get to the root of the problem, and try to talk to the patient, so the patient can make productive changes in his/her life. If medication is needed through this process, it should be short-term and the side effects be well explained to the patient.. Did you know some meds actually increase the chance of suicide???

And again, some people REALLY do need to be on meds for serious instances..

That's just my two cents! :)

I hope everything goes well. Can you maybe Google some local doctors and look at reviews for them?

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Laid Back Day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'm not sure why, but I don't have a whole lot of ambition today and that's not like me. I know I had a busy day yesterday and that I'm missing my girls terribly today. But I know I will see them next month and will just keep reminding myselfof that. Meanwhile, I will spend the day quietly, catching up on some reading and working on some crafts. Tomorrow is another day.

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BERGBA7 5/14/2012 2:40AM

    I wish you a nice week with full of great surprises. Happy mother's day!
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NPA4LOSS 5/13/2012 3:51PM

    Enjoy this ME day!

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Let The Games Begin

Friday, May 11, 2012

I've got seven more weeks of my part time 8:00-12:00 job. I'm still selling Avon. I got a call from Home Depot yesterday wanting me to start a part-time temporary cashier job today. I also got a call from another company yesterday wanting me to come in for an interview. I've been working so long at finding work that I am having a hard time believing that it seems to be coming together for me. I'm not sure how I am going to fit everything in that I need to do in the next couple months.

It's time to take it one day at a time and definitely set some priorities. I'd much rather have just one full time job, so I suppose that means that I will have to fit in some time to job search still. I'm afraid that my time on SP will be limited, but I won't give that up or let that suffer. I still need the consistency in my life and I've come to depend on it and the friendships that I have developed because of it. It's been so much a part of my life for two years now. I'm not sure where those two years have gone.

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BERGBA7 5/12/2012 11:25AM

    Great! Jobs are flying in!!! You sure deserve it!
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I understand that you would prefer a full-time job and am sure you will find one. Just give you some more time!

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AZURELITE 5/11/2012 7:25AM

Just happened upon your blog, but don't believe I've 'met' you before.
Want to say that it sounds as though you're on the right track.... setting goals, setting priorities. Good luck with all your new work adventures! May everything work out just as you visualize it !!

Blessings of joy,

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Getting Ready for a Shift in Gears

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I had a busy week this past week. I finished my time at the first temporary job. The girl I was working under mentioned that the fiscal year for the company ends in June. She's hoping that there will be money in the new budget to hire someone at least part-time. She's keeping my resume. That would be nice; the people were nice and I enjoyed the work. It didn't really take me long at all to get to and from work.

My niece, who is also my Goddaughter, was inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday. Of course I went to the ceremony.

I had a long job interview on Thursday that I went to on my lunch hour. I really can't tell how I did. I know I was the first one to be interviewed and that they're looking to make a decision soon.'s wait and see. After work that day I had a long meeting at church. It really made for a long day for me. By the time I got home from work on Friday, I didn't have too much energy to do anything.

On Saturday, I went to a Diocean Ministry Fairwith other parishioners from my church. For the most part, it was interesting. The last session, however, was rather boring and not what we had expected. Afterwards, I had an Avon order to deliver to a new customer. She's a nice enough person, but was trying her darndest to get me to convert to her religion. So, it made for an interesting time.

Today I am cleaning house and getting ready for the week ahead. I start yet another temporary job in the morning. It's supposed to last two months and it's only part time, but it's something for right now and I'm grateful for it. I made a dry run to the place this afternoon. I'm glad I did. I got the directions off the internet and I have found that in doing this, the directions are not always correct or the easiest way to get somewhere. The directions were right on the money, but didn't tell me that I'd be trying to cross a busy street during rush hour without the aid of stop signs or a light. So I now have modified my directions to avoid that problem. I have to be there at 8 am sharp, so it will be an early evening for me.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/9/2012 5:31AM

    Good luck with your job, it seems things are going wel for you.

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BERGBA7 5/7/2012 2:49AM

    Have a great week at the new job! Just be yourself and your dream job will come!
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SLIMLILA 5/7/2012 1:40AM

Good idea to do a trial run... I have done that too. All the best tomorrow, hope this job is as good as the last one... and glad you're calling it an early nite. emoticon

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Enjoy your new temp job. One of these days it will be your turn for a permanent position. I will continue to pray for you on this.

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Lost Motivation

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

After making phone calls all day Monday and not getting anywhere, I seem to have lost my motivation to do much of anything. It was an effort to get accomplished what little I did do yesterday. I'm so used to having the motivation to do at least a little more every day that it really is a strange feeling for me. I did get a decent night's sleep last night and am hoping today is a little better.

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SLIMLILA 5/3/2012 1:22AM

    I hope you just needed a break. I am always so impressed with how you keep going through thick and thin and are always such an inspiration to me. Did you get the email I sent you about a cruise on the tall ship. That sounded like a really nice, cheap way to to treat yourself, if it was close enough,

Hugs to you and hope tomorrow is a wonderful day for you. emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/2/2012 10:26PM

    Patty we all have our ups and downs. May your emoticonbe more than your emoticon

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SWEETANGO 5/2/2012 1:32PM

    So sorry to read that you are experiencing the blues today. Do something special for yourself, and maybe that will lift your spirits a bit. Have a beautiful day today.
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FITMARY 5/2/2012 7:53AM

    There are those days..... Hope today goes much better!

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ANASONIC 5/2/2012 7:42AM

    Hope you have an awesome day!

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