I joined Gaia back in 2005, and spent pretty much all my time in one particular square of towns. There I met a lot of friends who I loved talking to. One day while I was hanging out with my friends, a newbie player wandered into our group. I didn't talk to him much, but I added him on Yahoo messenger. Shortly after, I quit playing Gaia because I was going off to college.
A few years into college, and I didn't really talk to people online anymore. It was by sure happenstance that both I and that same newbie player logged onto our yahoo accounts at the same time, as we both hadn't logged on in years. We struck up a friendship that eventually bloomed into a romance.
He drove across the country to visit me for a month my junior year of college, and after I graduated college, I moved in with him. When people ask how we met I just tell them it's a long story.
_I'm not that into Halloween anymore. I think I've outgrown it and I see it as another excuse for the candy and costume companies to further exploit their moneymaking skills. For the price a costume costs you could easily make your own._
_I didn't hand out candy; like I said I was at school aaaallll day. Plus, I don't really like kids, and I don't dress up for the holiday anymore. I see it as just another excuse for companies to make money._ rolleyes
_Oh, I see. Awww well that's prolly a sign or something... razz I didn't do anything for Halloween. I had classes and my boyfriend had to work. He came and met me after my second class got out, though. Then we spent about 15 minutes together before I had to go home._
You're not too late at all! My birthday is the 24th of September and by my clock I've still got a little more than two hours left biggrin
Banana Bread Beer? That sounds super weird but at the same time I'd definitely try it. I don't like beer at all mainly because I hate the after-taste so I'll have to look for that. Mudslides! You're the second person to recommend them so now I've got to get one! Thank you so much for wishing me a happy birthday and giving me a killer drink list. I'll drunkenly let you know when I'm done with it (jk; that'd be a lot of money spent on liquor for one evening but I will let you know if I end up liking one of them a lot!)
I've tried to do the whole, "do all these pills really help me?" but I always go through terrible withdrawl so I haven't been meds free since I started which was when I was 15 and I'll be turning 21 next month. It's weird because you've got my brother who is two years older than me on the other spectrum who self medicates with pot and thinks pills are horrible for you and all of that stuff. Our relationship has really been strained by our different views but I think it's getting better though every now and then I feel like we're back at square one and butting heads. Also since he doesn't live at home anymore I just pretend like everything is okay when he does visit because it's like, why stir things up though pretending can cause things to mentally pile up meaning things will eventually explode sooner or later.
As far as driving goes, I remember driving with my permit and practicing and I was good but then, well honestly I was too frightened to take the driving test with a stranger. It just was way too scary of an idea. Now, it's been years since I've driven and my permit has expired. To make things worse, I've been in a few car accidents since then (one which really scared the hell out of me because we killed a deer) and even though I wasn't driving it's made me terrified of the whole thing. I find that even sitting in the passenger seat I get anxious as it seems like every time I go out, no matter who is driving, we nearly get into an accident or at least in my head we nearly do. I know that what I need to do is get my permit renewed and just take it slow and rebuild my confidence with driving much like you did with your dad but that first step is just so hard! It doesn't help that the DMV is stressful as hell.
That said, I have goals in mind but for me and my mindset it's almost like everything is all or nothing; black or white. That said, if I don't succeed 100% I've failed and the fear of that failure is really paralyzing. It's like, I either have to fix ALL of my life, and address each and every problem, because if I don't then I'm not actually making progress.
Ugh, it's... trying but I'm actually really glad I got to have this conversation with you! It's always nice to have living proof that you're not as alone as you might feel.