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Topic: Not in a good space

  1. Hanna3
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    29 October 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy

    Just dropped by to say hi and I hope things are going OK. Big hug! 💞🙂🌼

  2. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    29 October 2021 in reply to Hanna3

    Hello

    Thanks for popping in. It sounds like youve been keeping busy! I’m busy too and super tired at this point. It will be such a relief once my thesis is handed in.

    Sunny skies here but I see from the news that the storms we had are imminent your way. Stay safe! They look pretty bad.

    hugs, Katy

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    29 October 2021 in reply to Guest_1643
    Hi Katy, did you have a lot of rain and storms now? The weather sometimes really affects me ... loving the sunny skies u have now and sending big hugs and encouragement for the last chunks of Ur thesis !!
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    31 October 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,

    I hope you are going ok lass & are giving yourself some outside sunshine & exercise time... or even just time for relaxing in the sunshine... remember that scheduling some "me time" then fitting in whatever work or chores around it is a good way to help manage stress.

    How are Miss Stormy's ears doing?... and her hind quarters? I hope the warmer weather is helping.

    Sending you the huggliest of hugs & some belly rubs for Miss Beautiful

    Paws

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    1 November 2021 in reply to Paw Prints

    Hey Katy

    Popping in to wish you best of luck and all the energy of the Universe to finish your thesis!

    Gosh you're on the "home strait" now and just like a marathon runner, you can see the finish line and you're almost there.

    Alexa finished her first year of Honours the other day. She has a thesis to write next year hmmm.

    Hope everyone's fur babies are doing well too OF COURSE.

    Love to all
    EMxxxx

  6. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    Today everything feels not great. I don’t like me. And I feel like no one else does either. How did I come so unstuck and why can’t I work out how to come back together. I feel sad. And lonely. And pointless.
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    5 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel
    Hi Katyonthehamsterwheel, 

    Thank you for updating us with how you're going.

    We are sorry to hear that things aren't great at the moment and that you're feeling sad, lonely and pointless. We just want to remind you that you are important and you have already shown such great strength by simply reaching out here. Please know that you never have to go through this alone, and support is always here for you.

    If you would like to talk to someone, the Beyond Blue Support Service is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport  One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals.

    Please feel free to keep reaching out here on your thread whenever you feel up to it.
  8. Paw Prints
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    6 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,

    Oh lass I wish I could come & sit with you in person & just be there for you right now... sharing a cuppa & a having one of those lovely chats that seem to be about everything & nothing... yet we feel better for having had it.

    You are much loved & cared about by so many people lass...

    It is ok not to feel ok... you have so much going on with your prac & thesis & the emotional roller coaster doing your honours has been... plus sometimes we just hit a bad patch (like me lately) & it is hard not to listen to the thoughts beasty puts in our minds... lass this is a patch in your life not your forever.... you can get past it...

    I'm not feeling up to going to bed much before dawn... so if you want to chat I will keep popping in to check...

    Huggily comforting bear hugs from me & Woofa sends you a bop on your nose from his nose.

    Paws

  9. Hanna3
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    6 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy

    I'm sorry you're feeling down. Has all the work on the thesis brought this on? Can you take a break and take Stormy to the beach and have some time out?

    Hugs from me and Sam here 🐕🙂💗

  10. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    6 November 2021
    I’d like a nose bop. I just feel sad and it’s making it very hard to get my thesis done when I just want to lie in bed :(
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    6 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    He is good at nose bops... but even better at ear snuffles... so he is sending you some of both... I'm sure that in his regular evening chat from the back verandah with all dogs far & wide this evening that he also had a word with your lovely Miss Storm (dogs have great hearing) & she will be able to deliver them to you in person.

    Be gentle with yourself lass... maybe give yourself permission to put the thesis on hold for a day & instead spend it doing special things for & with Stormy... focussing on making her day special might give you a break from the sad feelings...

    Hugs

    Paws

  12. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    13 November 2021 in reply to Paw Prints

    2 days til thesis conclusion

    12 days left of prac

    phew!

    Today was the first lovely sunny day in forever though, so i snuck in some weeding and two walks with miss stormy ♥️

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  13. Guest_1643
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    13 November 2021

    Hi Katy!

    Lovely to see u on my thread ❤

    Sounds like such a busy time, amazing and exciting

    Sending 🫂 hugs

    Wild weather Ur way before today? Must be awesome to have a sunny day after bad weather. It is hard when there's lots of depressing days.

    Today we had a of light rain, but there were still ppl in the park, where I hung out with my book. I didn't intend to but found myself reading a book set I a psychiatric hospital....

    Hope tomorrow u have a beautiful day 💗

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  14. Hanna3
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    14 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy

    Good luck with it all! You're near the finish line!

    When you're finished there's a great utube channel which is women talking about their bodies and fashion especially older women and women who don't fit our notions of beauty. Would love your thoughts on it. Style like u.

    Cheers 😊

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  15. Paw Prints
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    22 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,
    How are you lass?... Not many more sleeps until the prac is finally done & dusted... I really hope now the thesis is in you are able to spend more time doing all those things you enjoy... I'm picturing a giant pink lamington in celebration of handing in your thesis with a second one on the horizon when prac finishes...

    How is the lovely Miss Stormy doing?... Have you been able to get in any beach time to help with her mobility?... Have her cauliflower ears cleared up?

    I immediately thought of you earlier this week... my sil was very proud of herself for finally being brave enough (her words) to get a tattoo on her wrist in memory of my late brother... she said it didn't hurt like she thought it would... she confessed she hadn't gone to the tattooist to get it done that day, she only went to find out how much it would cost (she already had an image)... he didn't have an appointment at that time so said he could do it there & then... so it was done before she had time to panic about it... I wonder if perhaps if you go to a tattooist just to discuss the image you want & it's cost as a first step, having a drawing of the final image choice to take home & think about might help you get there...

    Hugs & pats
    Paws

  16. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    22 November 2021

    Hi there :)

    We’ve not really had much sunshine here to enjoy, but it does look pretty stellar mid week onwards!

    Poor Stormy has been back at the vets. She had another ulcer on her eye, poor love. So we just spent the weekend resting. I think we both needed it.

    I should be finished prac by end of month. Centrelink cut me off early as I didn’t finish by the date I was supposed to, so that’s been interesting- no pink lamington celebrations yet!

    I love that your SIL jumped right in and got the tatt, Paws. How wonderful. I do have some strange rare brave days, so I really should take advantage of them. Of course, they would need to coincidence with actually having money lol

    I hope you’re all going well. Sorry to have been absent. Nearly there!

    Hugs to all x

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  17. Guest_1643
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    22 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy, I know centrelink jpcan be so stressful. Good luck for finishing Ur prac, proud and happy for all u cotpntinue to achieve and kick ass

    I hope ur feeling good x

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  18. Paw Prints
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    29 November 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,

    How are you lass?... by my calcs you have finally finished your prac... yay!!!!

    It looks like you have sunny weather over there in celebration too...

    Grrr to centrelink cutting your payments off... I hope you have managed to sort things out with them... the last thing you need is any additional stress...

    Has Stormy's eye healed ok?... poor little thing has been in the wars this year hasn't she... Woofa sends her friendly snuffles...

    I've pulled out some comfy chairs... with a big pot of tea & yummy cakes on a table in the fresh air... sit yourself down & we can watch all the wildlife living on your plants & simply unwind & relax.

    Hugs

    Paws

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  19. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    30 November 2021

    Thanks so much for your support sleepy x

    Paws, a cuppa and cake and relax sounds amazing! I officially passed prac yesterday, and did my final day today. Phew! I cried a lot yesterday. Still a bit surreal to have actually got there when I felt like I’d never make it. Now to await my thesis mark, which will be underwhelming but getting it and passing is the final step to graduation.

    Centrelink sorted my pay and I will actually have $ tomorrow for a lamington celebration! And Stormy is going ok, though I look forward to getting her in to the water to improve her mobility. Have you tried Woofa in the car again yet? My pile of furs are all a bit worse for wear. Poor old loves.

    Well I’m super looking forward to books, bike rides, boarding at the beach and bugger all :) :)

    yay yay yay! Thanks so much for all your amazing support, women. Wouldn’t be here without you all xxx

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  20. Hanna3
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    2 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy

    We'll that's great news! Prac is over and passed. Hooray!

    Well done you! Now have a long relaxing summer break at long last!!!

    You must be breathing a sigh of relief!

    Great news!

    🙂👍🐕🐾🐾🐾💝

  21. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    3 December 2021

    Hi there

    I am indeed breathing a sigh of relief. Got my thesis mark back and wow! I need to start believing in myself as others do. Still not sure how I pulled it off, as this year felt pretty awful, but oh well. I did it!!! All of it!!

    Celebrated with my pink lamington, and hung out with a friend today at the beach. Definitely happy to just chill out :)

    Hugs to all xo

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    4 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,

    Yay!!!! Happy Dance!!!!

    Enjoy some down time lass you have earned it

    Hugs

    Paws

  23. Hanna3
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    5 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel
    Katy well done passing, enjoy the break! Take it easy 🙂👍
  24. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    Goss from my way… convos about a phd. Lol lol I must be mad!
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  25. Guest_1643
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    9 December 2021

    Hi Katy, i trukynthink ud be an awesome social worker. Love the new gossip Re Phd...,exciting and fun news....to contemplate...

    how do u feel post thesis?? U worked so hard this year. Well done love x

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  26. Hanna3
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    11 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel
    Lots to think about Katy. It's nice to have options at least! Over to you... Good luck!
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  27. Hanna3
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    19 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy

    Do you have any plans for Christmas? How are you and Stormy? I hope you have been able to enjoy the beach and relax.

    What's happening re the virus over there?

    A quiet Christmas for me and Sam especially with the virus spreading so much here!

    🙂🐕🐾😷💝🍃🌻🍀

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    19 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hi Katy,

    Congratulations! That's amazing news. It is wonderful that you have achieved this milestone. You deserve a good break and maybe a little holiday somewhere to celebrate. All the best with your future.

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  29. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    20 December 2021

    Thanks all :)

    Will be a quiet, warm Christmas here. Lucky we’re by the beach to cool off. My son is coming tomorrow for a few days. No covid in our state, but that will change once the borders open. Not looking forward to that. Life has been easy for us here.

    Hugs to all x

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    20 December 2021 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hello Katy,

    How lovely having your son come to stay for a visit.. that is the best sort of christmas gift...

    Clearly there are very big differences between what we over here think of as "warm weather" & what is considered "warm" in WA... I saw on the news tonight that christmas day over there will be in the 40s... over here we call that "unbearably *%##^* hot"...

    I hope Stormy's ear has settled down... has wrapping her up like a nonna helped at all...

    Hugs

    Paws

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