Snohomish high school lockdown today

futuresynth: in synth we trust

2012.10.09 08:43 gama69g futuresynth: in synth we trust

Future Synth is the sounds of yesteryear, today! It's 70s, 80s, & early 90s inspired music created that covers multiple subgenres (pop, romance, high school coming of age, old school video games, highway chase, outrun, summer crush, sci-fi soundtrack, etc) in the nostalgia infused Retro Synth community.
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2012.06.18 07:31 The_Potato Livingston, New Jersey Subreddit

Welcome to the unofficial subreddit of Livingston, New Jersey! Discuss anything about Livingston here, whether it be that hilarious person you saw at Landmark, that SUV driver that almost hit you today, rambling about the school system, or anything else related to this town.
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2018.05.22 06:13 Ask_me_4_a_story The Woke Bible

This is a subreddit of weird Bible Stories. Usually I get high and write these, its pretty fun for me. The stories are old stories (obviously) but I like to write them in today's vernacular. I want to thank my dad for wasting all that money on my subpar Christian School education!
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2023.06.08 20:46 AnimeOtakunt I made this short film with my high school animation program! Please leave some feedback if you can!

I made this short film with my high school animation program! Please leave some feedback if you can! submitted by AnimeOtakunt to blender [link] [comments]


2023.06.08 20:46 Penner0 Can't Fill Time

I am 22, I have been smoking since my junior year of high school, almost every day, and I want to quit so badly. I just graduated college and I have about 3 weeks until I start my job. I really want to quit before I start this position but I can't. I have been sitting at home all day, struggling to find ways to fill the time, I have exercised, gone on hikes, long runs, but after I finish whatever I'm doing it always comes back to smoking.
Being in my house alone is making it super hard just because I don't feel like I have anyone to talk to about this, can't talk to my parents, and only have like one friend who would understand. It's tough, it feels like an insurmountable task.
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2023.06.08 20:45 darkywitch vulva pain?

today i went to GP, told her my symptoms, the took me seriously and instead of saying "take ibuprofen several times a day. bye" she listened. then asked if i knew about endometriosis. she wants me to try hormonal pills to see if they help.
anyway, to another topic. im not sure if its related.(and forgot to ask today) but for some years, ive had pain in my vulva as well. clitoris stimulation hurts. the area around vag hurts. also, inside. the skin but also my bladder hurts when im penetrated. my libido went from high to low during these years. i feel sad since i miss feeling certain things with my partner.
are these connected? :( or is it seperate "illness". tia.
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2023.06.08 20:44 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:43 thejerksandme Today I graduated college

Today I walked across the stage for my college grad. The kicker -- it's been 20 years this month since graduating high school. I have a full time job, kids, volunteer, and have other responsibilities. It's been a challenging few years, but I did it!! Feeling very accomplished today and just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks to anyone who read this 🙂
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2023.06.08 20:43 Illustrious-Sign3015 since im developing my own Heist sequel i decided to do a High School Story story. here is the current plot:

2 close high school friends Marcus and Jacoby have been dealing with their struggles, Marcus and Maria broke up due to Maria moving away to a different city, and Jacoby is having major anxiety about who he loves more Rory (his childhood crush) and Ajay (an upcoming director) One night at Jacoby’s house, tensions between Rory and Ajay rise up tensions Jacoby can't handle. While tensions are rising, Jacoby looks out and sees Marcus in his car waving him over signaling him to get out. Jacoby immediately gets his jacket and backpack and heads out of the house, gets into Marcus’s car and they drive off into the night.
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2023.06.08 20:42 Soggy-Neighborhood17 My manager and I have an odd relationship

TLDR: My manager who is older than me consistently texts me and we enjoy each others company.
I'm going to try and keep this short but there's a lot of background info to go over.
3 months ago I(16F) started a new job in fast food for summer, I instantly became friends w all my coworkers and enjoy the job a lot. One of my first friends there (18F who we will call Lily) was on the surface really nice. The more we hung out and I met other people, Lily wasn't as cool as she seemed. She sexualized me constantly(aswell as many other coworkers) and continue to pursue a relationship with me even after she started dating a different coworker. I ended separating myself from them.
Lily was at one point the “top of the foodchain” (AKA she slept with the whole store). She pinned me against my manager (19M who we will care George). She told me many times how George changed so much when he became a manager and he wasn't nice. They also had a history. For a long time I took Lilys word, but she ended up getting a second job and working less so I became closer with cooler coworkers.
This is where the weird stuff starts. Me and George ended up working nights together like everyday. He makes the schedule so I genuinely didn't think much of this. We talked a lot and he ended up becoming one of my favorite Co-Workers. Genuinely a funny guy. He's super genuine and has a wholesome heart and we laugh about stupid shit all shift.
One day George told me he has an cat, and I wanted to see it. So he added me on snap chat to show me. Ever since then we snapped a lot, soon becoming pretty high on the bestfriends list. I didn't think of it odd until he started today stuff that threw me off. He would call me pretty, ask if I was ok, always keep the conversation going, and make it a point to tell me he's not seeing anyone.
Now it maybe me overthinking, but I also feel like I can't tell anyone because there's a large age gap and it's my manager.
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2023.06.08 20:42 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)?

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:41 ManlinessArtForm Finially had a doctors apointment at 52 to ask for a referral.

Was nervous going in.
It can all be summed up by the following.
What you are describing is typical high functioning Asbergers. (We had already discussed that this is not a current diagnostic term). We talked about why I was seeking a label, and I explained the personal reasons behind me wanting one.
We also discussed work, I work in Education, all of the senior management team are aware that I belive I have Asbergers, and noone ever questioned it. Two SEN leads from two schools had also spotted it way before I became aware. One even being surprised that I didnt know.
He then refered me to the nearest center that specialises in autistic spectrum diagnosis.
I should be having contact from them within 4 months.
Very happy to be finially on my way to proving why I am the way I am.
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2023.06.08 20:41 Mad-Mandrake Broke up with boyfriend. Questioning if I have bpd

I haven't been diagnosed with BPD, but after this breakup I feel highly suspected that I have it after doing a lot of research and self reflection. Or at least cptsd, irdk.
(tw////// gore/animal injury warning)
Either way, as a vent, this has been one of the worst months ever for me. Within this month, my 2 y/o puppy was spayed, after 5 days, had a complication where a small portion of her intestine fell out (it would've all came out if we hadn't quickly bandaged it and took her to the emergency vet), and during her second recovery time, I had spent the entire night every day watching her breath so my mother wouldn't have to do it all on her own, as well as helping out during the day time. During this month, I also had the stress of having my own surgery which is coming up in a week to remove my gallbladder, and basically change my digestive life forever, so during the time before the surgery, I've been in chronic pain (which is why it needs out) During the time of watching my puppy, I neglected my relationship (for context, we've been together for 2.5 years and have lived together the entire time. We're both art college students age 20, but we were always very great at commicating and had a bond, except during long due to our own traumas, texting was harder and we'd struggle communicating more) (right now he's 5 hours away bc we're home during college break and live in differeng states) and basically, we hadn't been able to call or text this entire time bc of our conflicting schedules.
Well, we got into a fight through text last week. The next day, we still fought a little but he refused to call. In his friends gc I'm in, I said something not related at all which was heavily taken the wrong way. One of his friends sent a message accusing me of something awful. Immediately, I was panicking and made an impulsive decision. After freaking out to him through text and the lack of feeling like he cared, I told my boyfriend impulsively how I couldn't handle the relationship and its over etc etc (something I truly regret)
He responded, "okay 👍", and that was that. Que all my frantic texts and apologies once I realized what I did, he refused to want to call to talk about it. Mind you, this entire talk had been through text. I wanted to call to communicate. Im soneone who highly values talking things through amd hearing his feelings. He said he didn't want to talk and would let me know when he could, bc he said he was hurting too and needed space. I respected that, no no more texting, no attempts at calls. Que a whole 7 days go by of me just panicking, in emotional pain every day, waiting for him, reflecting, learning about myself, wauting to have this call where i tell him all that i learned, what i feel bad about, what his feelings are, how i want to turn a new leaf, etc. During the time, I was under the impression that before we were going to 100% end things, we'd call about it first. But nope, during that whole week, while I was waiting, checking my phone every 2 seconds, he was moving on. He was completely moved on by the time I contacted him again. He wpuld send messages like "stop worrying so much" why wouldnt i be worrying?? We never got to call and its ending so soon! Im missing my best friend and am just now hearing that ill be losing you, while this entire time youve been moving on and putting up an emotional wall!someone who had truly loved me and showed actual genuine care is suddenly texting in a tone of indifference, hatred, etc. And we still hadn't called about it. We're going to do the call today, actually, but, after i prodded and took a risk abd asked him what type of comvo was it/whether he was interested in seeinh where things went instead of already 100% deciding before we talked, he made it clear that there was no chance of a resolution in terms of getting back together, he wants to just continue a friendship. And all in that time he's texting "don't get too worked up over it :)" as if saying "I'm fine. I've moved on. Oh? You didn't know that's what I was doing? I assumed you were coping too, even tho I told you we could call first" If I had known that's what the conversation was going to be, I wouldn't have waited, been in emotional pain, dwelling in hope, checking your Twitter every second. If he had told me upfront what was happening, I could have moved on too. I just feel bitter and angry. It feels cruel that he let me dwell in my loneliness and hope while he avoided feeling anything at all by packing his schedule full every day from 9am-3am with friends. It feels like it was intentionally meant to hurt me.
I am really hurt, during this month alone, my puppy had a terrifying surgical complication, I didn't sleep or eat, I have a surgery scheduled in 5 days, my parents have been fighting, my boyfriend, who we both mutually loved each other, ended things on a dime without calling first or wanting to put in any effort to resolve things, I found out I probably have BPD (reflections based on past interactions and how I've been the entire relationship. Which at this point, now that I know what's wrong with me, I really wanted to make an effort to change/get therapy and have healthier relationships with ppl and to share this news with him to tell him i know how ive been acting and now will make efforts to be a new healthier person now that i can identify my feelings/actions/episodes), I lost my best friend (my boyfriend), litterally also lost all of his friends, which I was friends with too, who have ghosted me, he's ghosted me, my room is in shambles bc I was in the middle of reorganizing everything, I've just been so lonely feeling trapped in a house without a car (my sister has it right now) and no friends, the person I would talk to about everything being gone. I just feel awful, I wish I had known about bpd earlier so i could heal. I wish I hadn't put all my stakes on my ex boyfriend in terms of thinking it'd last forever and not making my own friend group apart from his. And now, all I have to look forward to is instead of rooming with him during college next semester, I have to room with a complete stranger, all alone and with no friends.
This is just a truly miserable experience. I'm booking therapy now and am going to see what I'm diagnosed with. But, either way this is a time I can work on myself now and try to live for myself and not others. Time to start my career, heal from my mental health issues, heal from physical health issues, create my own friend group, and get some independence.
Thanks for reading this far and sorry for the rant/vent, this time just f'n sucks man! I'm surprised I'm as coping as I am without falling into one of my weird severe depersonalization episodes.
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2023.06.08 20:41 petitchampignone Escaped gecko got stepped on. Advice please.

Help needed please, gecko community. Our beautiful girl, Noodle, escaped her tank about 10 days ago. We searched high and low, every day since, but no sign of her.
My son just shouted me through - he'd stepped onto the rug and heard a squeak. There she was - I checked there yesterday so she must have moved there today.
No visible signs of injury. She's very cold. She's scampered back into her warm hide and we have heat on her, water and fresh food close by. My plan is to try to get her in with the reptile vet tomorrow if she's still alive.
What can we do in terms of first aid / shock treatment?
Please cross everything for her, we love her to bits.
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2023.06.08 20:41 Mista9000 Perfectly Safe Demons -Ch 14- Bruised and cheerful

[Chapter One]

Prev and Next

Rosifo Girtwoud woke up feeling sore and exhausted. He slept well, but never as long as he’d have liked. He could hear his roommates moving around and getting ready for their days. Sitting up in bed, he stretched and took stock. His new job was physically demanding, but it was the best job he’d ever had. By a lot. He loved having his own room in a nice place, all thanks to his generous new salary! He could even afford to eat as much as he wanted, a luxury he’d not even dreamed was possible. Last night he ate three helpings of honey glazed pork at the pub! Still clumsy from sleep, Ros shrugged on a tunic and clean slacks, pausing for a second to appreciate the lordly quality of the garments. He still couldn’t believe he owned such nice things, and the Chief just gave it to him! Well, everyone got a few, but that didn’t make it any less special. Ros put on his belt as he went downstairs to the kitchen, where a few of his roommates were eating breakfast and the landlady was pulling some fresh buns out of the wood fired oven.
“Hey there’s the champ now!” called out Rikad, his housemate and co-worker.
“Heh, there are some perks to being the lightest guy on the squad!” Ros replied, referring to the agility drill he had won at work yesterday. Three days a week of training was by far the hardest part of the job, being trained by the Chief was like weathering a storm. Terrifying and dangerous, but something you could be proud of surviving. The other three days a week they worked were a holiday in comparison. Sitting on carts and standing by warehouses was easy.
Ros devoured his huge bowl of sweetened oats and then three buttered fresh buns. Pushing back from the long table with a satisfied sigh, he got up to leave for work with Rikad. The spring morning air was brisk, and they made sure to stay out of the way of loaded carts and riders that zipped by on the narrow cobblestone streets.
“What do you reckon the Chief will have us do today?” Rikad asked.
Ros snorted, “Quit embarrassing ourselves and pick up the pace?”
“Hah! That’s hardly a guess! I liked the knife throwing we did a few weeks ago, that was fun. I hope it’s not all runs and drills, I’m still aching from yesterday,” Rikad said.
“Yeah, I like combat drills. Other than when I have to spar with the Chief. He’s like a mountain that’s fast. I think the day I get a point on him, I’ll buy the whole team a beer!” Ros motioned a lunging jab as they walked.
“We’ll be too old to drink by then!” Rikad teased.
They were in for a typical training routine, a morning lecture on tactics and formations, some solo weapon drills, a short run, then a hearty lunch delivered from the nearby deli. Other days they just called a food cart into the yard with them, but Ros liked the deli lunches better. Also the novelty of someone else buying his lunches was thrilling. Ros assumed that this must be how pretty girls felt all the time. Maybe less sore and less yelled at. But maybe not.
The real highlight of the day was Ros got to see the owner of the whole company when he came out to observe their exercises. Ros hadn’t seen a real lord up close before he started at Pandemonium, and he thought it was one of the biggest perks. Mostly he looked like a tired doctor or shopkeeper, but Ros wasn’t disappointed. He had a nobility of his bearing, clarity in his eyes and an aura of authority. Even the Chief changed when he was around him! Seeing the him defer to anyone spoke volumes to their importance. Not only was he the lord of a whole company, he was also a mage! They were super rare even before the Church started purging all those heresies in their College of Magic, but now he wasn’t even sure there were any in the city!
“Agility drills are done! Imma talk to Mage Thippily, so you lot do some king of the hill sparring; Sword ‘n board! Ros and Kedril start!” boomed Chief of Security Stanisk.
Ros staggered exhaustedly to the equipment racks to get an arming jacket, leather helm, training sword and shield.
“Mage Thippliy is watching,” he whispered reverentially to himself as he geared up.
“Mind your tone or he’ll turn you into a turnip!” called Rikad.
Kedril grinned, “Hah, He’ll turn you into a turnip, Rik. He’ll just look at Ros and see his work is already done!”
Ros used to despise Kedril. He embodied everything Ros had yearned to become: handsome, confident, affluent, and sharp-witted. The team's dynamic was confrontational, rife with competition; they raced, fought, and scored against one another all day, three days a week. It had taken Ros a while to grasp that they were, in fact, a team. Kedril, infuriatingly attractive, devoted time to helping Ros in a few drills last week and offered valuable advice. So, albeit begrudgingly, Ros began to admire him. Kedril was older by a few years, substantially larger, and appeared to be one of the few who already had some training in arms. The prospect of sparring with him didn’t excite Ros.
Fresh from drills and immediately thrown into sparring, sweat trickled into Ros's eyes. The sting impaired his vision. He repeated to himself, 'Elbows in, shield up, tip forward, hips back,’ partially to fix his stance, partially to focus. Kedril was typically in better shape than him, but now appeared even more worn out. His guard was lax and messy, creating a gaping opening. Ros seized the opportunity and struck with a swift, precise jab. In the fleeting instant the jab took, Kedril's shield snapped into position, and his tip dealt a solid blow to Ros's ribs just beneath his sword arm. It was a feint - a brilliantly executed display of weakness where he was most prepared, exactly the tactic Stanisk had explained yesterday.
“Mashed Turnip!” Kedril shouted to the cheers of the others.
“Ros! You lost because your stance is awful! Keep lower! Coiled spring, lad!” the Chief shouted from across the yard.
Ros raised his hands over his head to cede the point and sat at the end of the bench. He hated losing, but he had expected to lose. He gratefully grabbed a cup of water and watched Kedril make short work of a few more challengers. It seemed like they were picking on him, but Ros was coming to understand they were also bonding with him, and these might be the closest friends he’d ever had. Not that it was a high bar, and he didn’t like all of them, but they had his back, and that meant a lot. Finally Jourgun, the biggest lad on the team, tore into Kedril with so much energy and fury that no amount of clever tactics could stop him. Even though he knew these were his friends, seeing Kedril getting bashed in the face with a shield was almost as good as seeing a real mage!
One thing Ros appreciated about training days was that they were shorter. After the sparring, Stanisk pulled aside Kedril and Jourgun for additional work, and dismissed the rest of the men. Ros trailed behind some of his newfound friends to a peculiar place where one would sit, fully naked, in a steam-filled room, all for two glucks.
“This is a sex thing, right?” Ros asked Rikad cautiously.
“What?! Light, no! It’s to relax and heal," Rikad explained. "They place herbs on hot rocks, we sit there, sweat, and breathe in the steam. It’s excellent, you’ll love it!”
“Sounds like we’re all naked and sweaty, though?” Ros remained convinced this was some intimate activity he wasn’t fully grasping. Rikad rolled his eyes and even paid Ros’s entry fee.
Inside the dim, tiled room was surprisingly comfortable. The steam smelled slightly of herbs and medicine, and it was so thick he couldn’t even see the far wall. A quick survey of the others revealed they were just as covered in bruises as he was, which gave Ros a fresh sense of camaraderie. They towelled off, dressed, drank some cold water, and left the strange business without any hint of the carnal encounter Ros had suspected. Despite his lingering confusion about the whole place, Ros liked it and wanted to come back. He appreciated his squadmates not making a single steamed turnip joke. He was hoping that didn’t stick as a nickname, he felt it didn’t remotely suit him.
After the steam, their muscles relaxed and the day's tension eased away. Ros and Rikad were starving. It had been hours since lunch, so they headed to a nearby tavern for drinks and dinner. Being able to simply enjoy food and drink without concern for the price was an intoxicatingly fresh experience. In fact, Ros enjoyed this newfound freedom even more than the meal itself.
After a huge dinner and a few beers Ros paused, and opened up a little.
"Did you know this is the pub where I talked the Chief into hiring me?"
"Really? To be honest, I've always wondered about that. No offence, but you're a lot smaller than the rest of us." Rikad pushed away his empty plate, taking a long drink of his beer.
"Yeah, I saw the Chief in here, dressed like a shining champion, buying ladies drinks and rounds for the whole bar. He was so confident and kind and relaxed. But also obviously dangerous. I’d never seen anyone like him!" Ros gestured to the tavern maid for a refill. "I must have been a sight. My clothes were more patch than original cloth, I was so skinny you could've counted my ribs through a sweater. Not that I had sweater money!" Ros reflected on the lean muscle he'd gained in recent months with inward satisfaction.
"Did the Chief take you for a beggar?"
Ros bristled at the suggestion. "Hell no! I've never begged in my life, I've always earned my keep!" his brief flare of indignation faded immediately. "No, he thought I was a refugee, from some starving backwater. Of course, I corrected him—after he bought me dinner!"
"Hah! The proper sequence," Rikad agreed, laughing.
"Anyway, he asked about my plans. I told him I was waiting till I was eighteen to join the army and serve the Emperor."
"You've certainly filled out since I met you, but I'm not sure you'd pass the army physical even now," Rikad cautiously speculated.
"The Chief was blunter about it. 'Yer so scrawny, a necromancer would find ya offputting, the army ain't gonna waste rations on ya.'" Ros imitated Stanisk’s gruff rural northerner accent.
"Hah! That sounds about right. Which makes your wearing company purple less clear than ever!" Rikad replied.
"Well, he asked if I knew my way around the city. I said I've tread every cobblestone here, so he offered me a job running letters and picking up parcels. Better work than sweeping alleys for a half-gluck and stale bread. I figured a fancy man like him would pay alright."
The waitress finally brought the next round, and Ros paused to take a long drink. Setting his mug down, he continued. "I walked into the Chief's office, and there he was behind that tiny desk with his book and quill. He looked like a cave troll trying to be a librarian. But I wasn't gonna laugh—it was still the Chief. He said, 'We don’t got a lot for now but I’ll give you a list in the morning, and see that it gets done.' I said ain’t fancy, I don’t know how to read! He didn't lose his cool. He simply nodded and said, 'Alright, just report to me in the morning, and we’ll get you started.' Oh, and he warned me never to speak to the Mage unless spoken to, which suited me fine."
Ros took another drink of his beer, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, and continued. "I was hoping for five gee a day. I’d probably have done it for a lone gluck, to be honest. So imagine my shock when he apologised that he could only offer me twenty glucks a day!"
"Where were you living, that five would've been enough?" Rikad asked, curious.
Ros, slightly flushed from the beer, leaned forward. "Under a bloody hedge!" He burst into laughter at his own expense.
"That's rough man," Rikad commented, shaking his head.
Ros nodded. "It was, but it's behind me now. After a month or so of running errands, the Chief finally let me join the crew he was training. That's how I ended up a part of the elite guard of a learned lord mage."
Rikad, his face ruddy, pointed his finger at Ros’s chest. "It’s your attitude! You always train the hardest. It’s changed the whole team's tone."
Ros nodded again, serious. "I gotta! The fifteen hundred gee I make every month now is probably more than I did in the last decade. Total! I bet we make as much as a knight commander does leading a thousand soldiers!"
Rikad looked at him suspiciously. "Wait, a decade? Aren't you still a teenager?"
Ros shrugged. "It's been a long, hard time. Anyway, I know I promised to go to see that folk band with you tonight, but I'm spent. I think I might call it an early night." He finished the beer in two long gulps and stood up.
"I get it. Besides, tomorrow's Sunday. We can finally sleep in!" Rikad pointed out.
******
Ros woke to a frantic pounding on his bedroom door. It was still dark out.
“Go away! Keep it down! You’ll wake the whole house!” Ros grumbled, mostly asleep.
“Come on man! Emergency meeting at the training yard. We gotta go now!” Rikad hoarsely whispered.
“Ah, that’s not good!” Ros threw on some clothes and headed out the door with his friend.
“Think it has something to do with what Kedril and Jourgun were doing after work?” Ros asked.
“Maybe? That was hours and hours ago, and those guys are great, and they were with the Chief,” Rikad countered.
They jogged through the mostly empty streets. The moons were behind clouds, and the dew made the cobblestones slick. The faint flickering of their leviathan oil lamp cast strange shadows in the foggy night. The city felt on edge, too many people on the streets in the middle of the night, whispering. A few times Ros thought he heard something about thunder and demons, which did nothing to calm his growing panic.
“What if something happened to Mage Thippily? Are we all unemployed now?” Ros asked, knowing Rikad knew as much as he did.
“What is the business we guard? Something to do with magically formed super secret goods that no one was allowed to talk about. I think? I should have asked,” Rikad lamented.
Finally they made it to the yard, and Kedril was standing at the gate, torch held aloft.
“Good lads! Go into the workshop and take a seat. The Chief has some tea on.” Kedril’s voice was as calm and steady as ever, but his face was pale and drawn, and his eyes never focused on them, just scanned the night intently.
“Inside? Are you sure?” Ros had never gone inside; that was the single biggest rule.
Kedril just nodded. Ros and Rikad looked at each other for courage and moved forward. The big yard door to the workshop opened a crack, and warm light was spilling out. Rikad motioned Ros to go first, and he poked his head in, fully expecting to lose it.
“Oy, is that Ros? Git your scrawny ass in here,” Chief Stanisk rumbled.
The two men felt like flies exploring a web, but inside was surprisingly normal. Five other guards were already there, and the room was a lot like any other workshop. It had planked floors, shelves and tables and one corner was even converted into a kitchen. There were a few simple stools set up, and two incredibly luxurious loungers. Like everyone else, Ros and Rikad took a stool. The Chief gestured to a kettle and mugs for the tea, but no one seemed interested.
“What’s happening, is everyone okay?” Ros finally asked.
“Short answer is yes, for now.” Stanisk said calmly. “We’ll give the other lads a few minutes to get here, then I’ll explain.”
“Holy light, sir! You aren’t wearing your armour!” This unsettled Ros more than anything he’d seen all night, it was like seeing a bear shaved. Chief was just sitting there in trousers and a shirt, sipping tea. He’d never seen the Chief without armour.
“Needs cleaned,” he answered cryptically.
Follow up questions were interrupted by the rest of the men arriving, followed by Kedril and then Jourgun, who must have been watching the far gate.
“Alright, gather round, at ease.” Stanisk started. He looked relaxed which was probably a good sign.
“You lot were hired to protect the interests of our operations. There was an attempt on Mage Thippliy’s life tonight, at his meeting. Security Specialists Kedril and Jourgun did excellent work, and I have full confidence in all of your growing abilities. Our concern is there will be additional attempts."
There was a murmur of apprehension. The mage was the company. Without him there was nothing to guard. No one here wanted to lose their jobs, but they had been suspicious from the start. The pay didn’t match the work.
Stanisk paused as Mage Thipply and the elv, that had only been speculated to exist, came down the ladder from the loft. The mage was dressed like normal, in his brown pants and a white shirt, frameless glasses and a short well maintained beard streaked with grey. The elv was wearing an oversized sweater and long stockings. It had the effect of making her upper body look human, but with the long spindly legs of a shore bird. Her huge nocturnal eyes stared at them all unblinkingly, and her long narrow fingers with too many segments wrapped around a mug of tea. Ros was both intimidated and repulsed. It was like a bird or an insect pretending to be a person, but with eyes that had intelligence and cruelty.
“Ah! Um, thank you all for coming!” The mage was directly addressing them, Ros grinned despite his fears and worries. “There have been events over the last week or so that have culminated tonight, and I no longer think that our operation in Jagged Cove is viable.” The mage saw the reaction of the crowd turn sharply negative. He hastily added, “Of course I’m not closing up shop, we’re just moving to another location. A location outside of the capital region, and I’d like you all to join us.”
Ros sighed and leaned back in relief. This wasn’t bad news at all. He’d gladly move to the bottom of the sea for the Mage. He could feel his pulse returning to normal, as other people started asking questions.
“What? I can’t leave the city, I got a wife and kids!” a guard named Theros said.
“Oh, I just started dating a baker's apprentice, is there an option to stay?” Jourgun asked.
The elv stood up, and addressed the room with an icy indifference. “This is not a negotiation. There is a ship that is leaving in about six hours. If you are on it, you will remain employed. We have also made considerations for your families. They are welcome on the ship, and you can find new homes in the town we relocate to.” She subtly nodded to the Chief before continuing. “Chief Stanisk values your skills so highly that he convinced the board of directors to offer each of you a five year contract. The contract will have some additional employment conditions, but there will be a 5000 glindi signing bonus. Follow Chief Stanisk’s instructions to get on the boat, and we’ll see you there. Or not.”
She returned to the ornate chair, and the room erupted into chaos.
“Holy light! That’s so much!”
“I’d be insane not to sign!”
“Where are we even going?”
Ros grinned from ear to ear, what’s to decide? This was the best possible outcome! Free money to see the world! Packing his bags would take no time, and he could carry everything that mattered in one trip.
Stanisk took command of the room, “You with young ‘uns, we got the company wagons for you waiting, get a move on. I’ll take the mage’s personal wagon and do a loop to Kedril’s, Eowin’s and Klive’s. The rest of you, leg it! Meet back here in three hours and tell anyone what asks, that you took a job out of the city. Be vague! Come on, pick up the pace you helpless kittens!"


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2023.06.08 20:41 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:40 demolition-sydney Expert Tips for Hiring an Industrial Demolition Contractor in Sydney

Expert Tips for Hiring an Industrial Demolition Contractor in Sydney
Hiring the right industrial demolition contractor in Sydney is crucial for the success and safety of your project. To help you make an informed decision, here are some expert tips for hiring an industrial demolition contractor:

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Experience and Expertise:

Look for contractors with extensive experience in industrial demolition specifically. They should have a track record of successfully completing similar projects in Sydney. A contractor with specialized knowledge and expertise will understand the unique challenges and regulations associated with industrial demolition.

Licensing and Certifications:

Ensure that the contractor holds all the necessary licenses and certifications required by the relevant authorities in Sydney. This includes licenses for demolition, asbestos removal (if applicable), and any other specific permits needed for the project. Valid certifications demonstrate the contractor's compliance with safety and environmental standards.

Insurance Coverage:

Verify that the contractor has adequate insurance coverage, including general liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance. This protects you from any potential liability in case of accidents, injuries, or property damage during the demolition process.

Safety Measures:

Inquire about the contractor's safety protocols and procedures. Safety should be a top priority, and they should have a strong safety record. Ask about their safety training programs for their workers and their commitment to adhering to local safety regulations.

Equipment and Resources:

Evaluate the contractor's equipment and resources. They should have modern, well-maintained machinery and tools necessary for industrial demolition projects. Inquire about their fleet size, availability of backup equipment, and their ability to handle any specific requirements of your project.

Environmental Considerations:

Discuss the contractor's approach to environmental considerations, especially regarding waste management and recycling. An environmentally conscious contractor will prioritize recycling and disposal methods that minimize the impact on the environment. Inquire about their experience in handling hazardous materials, such as asbestos, and their compliance with relevant regulations.

References and Portfolio:

Request references from previous clients and ask for a portfolio of their past industrial demolition projects in Sydney. Contact these references to gather feedback on the contractor's performance, reliability, and professionalism. Reviewing their portfolio will give you an idea of their capabilities and the scale of projects they have handled.

Cost Estimates and Contracts:

Obtain detailed cost estimates from multiple contractors to compare their pricing structures. Ensure that the estimates include all relevant expenses and clearly outline the scope of work. Additionally, carefully review the contract terms, including the project timeline, payment schedule, and any warranties or guarantees provided.

Communication and Project Management:

Effective communication and project management are vital for successful collaboration. Assess the contractor's responsiveness, clarity in communication, and ability to address your concerns promptly. A reliable contractor will provide regular updates on the project's progress and be proactive in resolving any issues that arise.

Reputation and Reviews:

Research the contractor's reputation and read online reviews or testimonials from their previous clients. Online platforms and industry-specific websites can provide valuable insights into their reputation, reliability, and customer satisfaction levels.
By considering these expert tips and conducting thorough due diligence, you can choose a reputable and experienced industrial demolition contractor in Sydney who will deliver a safe, efficient, and successful project.

Want the Best IndustrialDemolition Services in Sydney? Choose Deft Demo!

Looking for industrial demolition contractors in Sydney who are reliable, trustworthy, and highly experienced? Look no further than Deft Demo! Our team of experts has years of experience providing top-notch demolition services to clients all over New South Wales. Whether you need us for a large-scale commercial demolition project or a smaller job, we have the skills and expertise to get the job done right. Choose Deft Demo for the best industrial demolition services in Sydney today!
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2023.06.08 20:40 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:40 Professional-Error58 Recruiter told me Im not the right fit for the job

Been applying to Level I/II desktop support positions, both remote and in-person, however two recruiters have told me im unqualified for the job. I dont have any certs but am working on my grad certs in software development and cybersecurity technology. Any help please?
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2023.06.08 20:40 Remarkable-Rich7807 Dependency claim

My daughter's dependency claim was closed because she turned 18 but was still in high school. I turned in the forms and have waited 7 months to have it resolved. One day I get a VA letter telling me I didn't fill out the all the boxes on the form. The form I filled out was the 2021 form of 21-674. On the 2021 form it doesn't have a box to fill out of the school name. The 2018 does, the VA doesn't even know which form is the correct form for Veterans to fill out. This is a joke and it's upsetting
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2023.06.08 20:39 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:39 Vxstxv AITA for not wanting my family to come to my graduation?

I (17F) will be graduating high school in a couple days. I have a big family but when celebrating events for me I like a small circle there and because my anxiety would make me feel uncomfortable with the situation. So I invite four of my older sisters to attend the ceremony, my mother as well but I didn’t want any of my other siblings to attend. (Side note I’m not really close with the half of my family I didn’t invite mainly cause we just live separate lives now) So my mom went and invited everyone to attend my ceremony even though I told her I only wanted my sisters there. I tried telling her I didn’t want any of them there and now everyone is calling me rude cause I don’t want them to come. I would get it if they’d want to come but it’s my celebration and I don’t really want them there.
So am I the a hole?
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2023.06.08 20:39 bouncingberries Investment advice?

Hi! I was hoping to get some investment advice from this group. Husband (37) and I (30) are in a good place financially, but I know that we definitely could be making smarter investments/choice with our money, but both of us are so risk averse that we tend to just never take action.
Financial stats below:
-Combined annual gross income: $307,000 base (plus additional income around $40,000 in bonuses between the two of us, but those vary based on company and personal performance so I don’t include in our budgeting) -Retirement savings between the two of us: ~$300,000 in 401K accounts -Investments: ~$12,000 in Betterment and Acorns accounts (we contribute $200/per account each month) -Cash: ~$55,000 in savings (we move any leftover money after expenses into this account) -Debt: Our only debt is our mortgage which is about $3,000/month and we have about $275k in equity in our home (we were the beneficiaries of right place, right time with our real estate investment)
We live in a very HCOL area and have generally high expenses, but we are able to save additional money each month. We also contribute to our son’s 529 savings account each month.
I already know we need to move a huge chunk of our cash savings into a HYSA and it’s been on my to-do list. We just have it in a Bank of America savings which yields us just about nothing in interest. I was looking at a Marcus account because it has the backing of Goldman Sachs behind it, but I know there are higher yield accounts. Is there any risk with those as long as they’re FDIC insured? Something about a “mainstream” bank makes me feel more secure, but maybe that is naive? Would love y’all’s input on that.
Other than that, should we be contributing money to other types of investments? S&P 500 (I don’t even know how this works, I just know it’s a generally steady fund for returns)? Something else? We have friends who are super into buying random company’s stocks and generally they do well, but in today’s economy investing in some random tech company feels risky…
Should I just stay the same course we’re on and only make the adjustment to a HYSA?
I am not aiming towards insane wealth, I just want us to be very secure financially as we get older and perhaps be in a position to leave a decent amount of money behind for our son (he’s only 1 at the moment). My husband will go along with whatever decisions I make, but don’t even know where to start with those decisions.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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2023.06.08 20:38 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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2023.06.08 20:38 Calloumi7 Seeking Advice: Overcoming the Obsession to Know Everything and Gain Control (OCPD)

Hey Reddit community,
I'm reaching out today because I've been struggling with a constant need to know and control every aspect of my life. It's becoming overwhelming and uncontrollable, and I feel like I'm spending every minute researching and seeking information about even the smallest decisions, like what coffee to buy. This obsession extends to more serious matters such as health, family, and work.
Unfortunately, my OCPD has become so intense that it consumes most of my thoughts and energy. I find myself constantly fixated on my perceived "issues" and feel an overwhelming compulsion to work on them relentlessly. This hyper focus has made it difficult for me to engage in activities that used to bring me joy and relaxation.
Whenever I attempt to start a hobby or even think about pursuing an activity for leisure, my mind quickly becomes obsessed with it. I start setting unrealistic expectations and become consumed by the idea of achieving perfection. This leads me to procrastinate, as I fear that I won't be able to meet the impossibly high standards I've set for myself.
It's incredibly frustrating because I know deep down that engaging in exercise and hobbies is vital for my well-being. I understand that balance is essential, and these activities should be a source of enjoyment rather than added pressure. However, breaking free from this cycle of obsession and perfectionism feels like an uphill battle.
I have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) and General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and have an intense desire for control and an overwhelming need to acquire knowledge. However, I'm tired of living like this and would love to hear from others who have successfully managed or overcome similar challenges.
If you have experience with OCPD or have found strategies that have helped you break free from the constant cycle of research and control, please share your insights. I'm particularly interested in hearing about:
Techniques or coping mechanisms to reduce the compulsion to gather excessive information. How to strike a balance between being informed and feeling the need to know everything. Tips for letting go of the need to control every outcome in various aspects of life. Personal experiences of growth or progress in managing OCPD symptoms.
It would be helpful to hear about any resources, books, or therapy techniques that have proven useful to you.
Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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