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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Fozzie Bear, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    You need to take some time, Bob. Depression (unfortunately, just like happiness) is only "for now". It's a phase. Spend some time to regroup. I can't promise life will improve to where you think it should be, but life has a funny way of folding out weird answers. Feel free to PM me at any time if you need to vent or rant or whatever. :)
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey John/Bob, we understand you're going through a rough patch. But the Muppets will be here, cause like the frog once said, we're staying. The forum will still be here, and you can always post when times get better. Wish you the best and look on the er, brighter? side of life.
    *Gives Bob a :jim: to keep for whenever you need to remember your rainbow connection.
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Very sorry to hear you're going through this and i understand it completely since i've also dealt with the idea that the only things that really bring me joy or any reason to keep going are my areas of fandom (http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/04/on-mortality-and-why-muppets-matter.html)

    A year ago, i was not expected to be here today. I set a date/goal to have everything done by and was fully intent on preparing for that time. But my areas of fandom "got in the way" - one of my fave shows for over 20 years was ending a month afterward and i not only wanted to see how it ended (especially since it was already at a high point and not going down quietly) but also because i had been heavily involved with a large movement to keep it going in some form which looked like it may end up being successful and i wanted to see the fruits of that labor.

    I did go through a very major breakdown that lasted for several months later where i think my body/brain got so accostomed to the fact that "i shoudn't be here anymore" that i just spent every moment i could get away with in bed. Aside from the unavoidables like going to work, everything else just stopped. It took about three months (and it's still not "over" as i still have relapses) but i pulled myself out - again to do stuff centered around my fandoms.

    It's very tough when one realizes that there's very little left that brings them any amount of joy/reason to keep going and harder when the only things that do are things "outside of yourself" - enjoying the creative works of others as opposed to things that are a part of your direct life.

    I'm too much of a realist to say "things will get better" because that's in all honesty an empty promise. No one can make that kind of guarantee and i know for a fact in my own life that in the ten years between the times i was very serious about ending everything that things did indeed very definitively not only did NOT get better in those ten years but got worse to the point where my life's become so messed up that i don't see any realistic ways for there to be any happiness/dreams come true.

    HOWEVER, keep in mind that that's coming from someone twice your age and i've had enough time to fully grasp the directions adulthood has taken me where you're at an age where there's a myriad of possibilities still ahead that's worth giving a chance. The years between 20 and 30 are the most transformitive ones where things can dramatically change and even though i may be one of those rare types who is an advocate of one's rights to self-deliverence, i also don't feel it should be done without lots of forethought and reflexion and the full conclusion that there's no better option - and that's something i wouldn't reccomend to someone who's not at least approaching their 30's. Heck, *i'm* still here and kicking when in all good reason i really shouldn't be - but there's still some small flicker in the back of mind that i still have something left to accomplish before my time is up and you have to hold onto things like that.

    - And in the meantime, hang on to those areas of fandom to keep you going - if you need to unwind with Muppet mayhem at the end of a long week to bring some smiles through the tears, take them! Take joy where you can find it. That's how "one more day" becomes "one more week" becomes "one more month" and so on.

    Also, keep in mind there are people who would still like to see you here and i'm one of them.
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  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    After some time to chill out, I've decided it would be for the best, and my own mental health, to stick around more frequently than I promised at first. If all goes according to plan, I hopefully only have to put up with this insanity for another three more months before I get my life back, I think being here can give me a little happyness and optimism.
  5. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, we'll be pulling for you. :)
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    That's really good to hear John. Hope you're able to clear up those dark clouds that have gotten in your way.
  7. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I hope things work out for you, and we're all here for you.
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Just to bring it up around here since this was the thread that inspired me to revive it, I've brought my long-dead blog back from the dead to use as a destressor after a long day. I don't know if anyone will really read it, but I did write a new introduction and changed the template if anybody wants to get onto the bandwagon now rather than later.

  9. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you'll be here usually. (I'd miss you!)
    Great blog, I just "followed" it and now reading all the older posts. I like your review on "Jim Henson's Musical World" and on Fraggle Rock, 'Beginnings"
  10. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    No, I won't be permanently gone, but I have a big test coming on June 9, 2012, so I will not be coming on this forum until the day after. If someone catches me on the Members Online list, message me to GET BACK TO WORK! Thanks.
    So, until then, bye!
  11. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    It seems I finished all of my workbooks. How did that happen? Anyway, that means, I'm back!
    Oh, wow! 21 alerts?
  12. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the triple posting, but my mom got me 6 workbooks. Looks like back to work time... Oh, rats!
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Hiya guys!
    I won't be posting for a while....I'm heading out to camp tommorow, and I won't be back for a month!
    I'll miss you all!
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  14. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Have a good time!
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    We'll really miss you, here. But in the meantime, have fun at camp, and I guess we'll see you in a month.
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  16. catherine

    catherine Active Member

    ok muppetfan, have a great but safe time and come back and let us know all about it.
  17. TheWoodringman

    TheWoodringman Active Member

    Ok, so, my school starts back on August 8th (Wednesday of next week if I'm not mistaken.) because of this I've decided that I won't be on for at least the first 2 and a half weeks of School.
    I'll be back after that.
  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Howdy everyone! It's great to be back here, I had a great time at camp, but I still missed you all, great to see you all again!
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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Once again, welcome back! I really missed you around here...
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  20. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    Great To See You Back ^^
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