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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 01:55:06 WedAug 4 2004 )

I just had a cry, and now I feel better :wink:

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You know, of course, where this other world lies hidden. It is the world of your own soul that you seek. Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself... All I can give you is the impulse, the key. I can help you to make your own world visible. That is all.
- Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
 
 
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 19:39:20 WedAug 4 2004 )

I had one of the more powerful theapy sessions I've ever had even though we almost got into a fight about politics. :nonono: The good news is I did not throw a tantrum and run out of the office. :tantrum: The bad news is there will be lots of time for this all to settle as we don't meet again for four weeks. :bawling:



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 22:43:24 WedAug 4 2004 )

This is sort of a mixed. I have just returned from the lawyers to begin separation and custody proceedings with my husband. I think I am probably in for a big fight, it will probably get much worse before it gets better.

The positive is that I have actually done it. It has taken me a year to get to the point where I could actually do it. It is very, very sad, yet at the same time I have a weird sense of relief.

Thanks for listening.

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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 16:13:01 ThuAug 5 2004 )

My client didn't show this morning so I have until noon to kind of hang out and pretend like I'm working while I'm actually trying to figure out the meaning of life. :bubblebath:



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 16:04:37 FriAug 6 2004 )

I managed to pull myself out of bed early enough this morning that I was able to inhale coffee and sit outside and watch the sunrise. I haven't had as much time to do this lately as I would like. It was a chance to remind myself what is important as a day comes to life. Kind of like the beginning of life.



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 01:39:22 SatAug 7 2004 )

I survived today and still managed to take the dog for a walk. College is coming............ ahhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 06:33:22 MonAug 9 2004 )

Just got back from a week-long extended-family vacation to the beach. Kept my emotional distance, as usual, but had great fun body-surfing.

I even tried out on a board that my cousin rented. My first time trying out "real" surfing (and the waves were perfect) and I managed to stand up for a few seconds a couple times. Mostly I had no idea what I was doing though, and I knew that it showed, publicly, so the attempts didn't really last long. I was afraid to even try, but I'm glad I at least gave it a shot.

Where we stayed in North Carolina there's a Marine base about a half-hour away. I had a childhood-through-late-high-school friend who left before my senior year in high school and when he graduated went into the Marines. I hadn't seen him in four years but I saw him on this trip. I didn't know what to say so I just played catch-up, asking questions about Marine life and the time he spent overseas. I don't know how the encounter measured up on a human relating scale, but I do know that the visit was unusually pleasant for one-on-one encounters with people.



  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 17:57:03 MonAug 9 2004 )

Glad to hear you are moving forward, Mel. I'm sorry divorce is the way forward, but sometimes its for the best. I wish you all the best in terms of a smooth resolution to this quandry.

Evervigilant, don't judge yourself in terms of how something measures on the human scale. Right now if you feel its positive or even comfortable than that's all that matters.

I treated myself to a Sunday afternoon at the golf course and broke 80 for the first time since sometime last summer. :claphands: Even better was a quiet day of not worrying about NPD and all the sh-t that comes with it.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 18:41:15 MonAug 9 2004 )

I slept through a freshman orientation this morning at the UK. It was the best sleep I've had in a while. College might not be so bad afterall. :givemebeer: On an even more positive note I met up with a friend from high school who I used to hang out with. We are kind of sticking together during these early days at the university. This may seem like a bad attitude but I just hope it goes fast so I can get on with my life.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 19:15:18 TueAug 10 2004 )

I have gone an entire week without prowling for dates on online services. This is the longest absence I've had in as long as I can remember. Maybe it will continue.

  
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