Getting under your skin ...

  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 04, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    It seems like ever since my summer vacation in August, my jobs, my friends, my family, this city is crawling under my skin and really bothering me beyond words.

    Has anyone ever felt this way before?
  • jockdreams

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    Jan 04, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I think I know what you're feeling. I have been having a strong urge to shake things up lately and move or at least hang out for a while out west.
  • Laurence

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    Jan 04, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    Exactly. Sounds like you're bored and need a little conflict (or bad luck) to make you count your blessings and appreciate what you have.

    Did you have a holiday romance on your vacation?

    Lozx
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 04, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    NO BAD LUCK!! I do not want a repeat of 2006 and 2007!! Hell to the no!

    Yes, I had a summertime bf. I'm still smitten w/ him.
  • Laurence

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    Jan 04, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    That's the issue then mate.

    Sometimes the grass seems greener etc, and having a cute distraction can make our standard life seem irritating.

    I'm not sure what I'd recommend!, other than getting a new hobby or other distraction to get you through this period. Whatever you do don't throw away anything good (job, friends etc) just because they're getting on your nerves now.

    Lozx
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    Jan 04, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Try some GABA...it will relax you.




    Caslon is pushing GABA again! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Jan 04, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    What does GABA do for you?
  • zakariahzol

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    Jan 04, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    One of my favourite thing to do is backpacking. I just love to put my backpack on and travelling from one country to other meeting new people, culture, fellow backpacker and experience new things. But I cant do this for a long time because my job just dont permit it. I am handlin 200 account and have sales target to achieve. If I take long leave mean my sales target is not achieve and all kind of customer will be looking for me. That why one of my greatest wish is to be financial independent (you know money work for you, not another way around) If that happen I will backpacker 365 days a years and that total happiness.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 04, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    As the day keeps going, the more aggravated I am becoming. I really need to escape from here.

    Sanity is starting to slip away actually.
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    Jan 05, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    GABA increases serotonin, the chemical the brain burns to handle stress. It relaxes you and managed one's mood.
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    Jan 05, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    is it returning form the vacation that's bothering you?

    or maybe you might have seasonal affective disorder, some people's mood changes after a change in seasons particularly winter and summer. my overall mood drops during fall and winter and i'm more happier during spring and summer.

    maybe you need something to change....
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    Jan 05, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    I think I understand. You are annoyed by your family, your friends maybe, your job? I've had this happen and my method for dealing with this is to annoy them back. If you can get under their skin to a deeper level, you win!
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    Jan 05, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    You live in the GREAT WHITE NORTH, you've got "CABIN FEVER"!
    Quick, go to a pond and punch a hole in the ice and do a "polar bear" plunge!
    Something to shake up your world....LOL!
    It hits in Ohio in late February or March...
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    Jan 06, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    Everyone needs to come west to Arizona... It's beautiful. Tons of sun, great hiking, cycling etc... Moved here almost 11 years ago and I still love it!
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    Jan 06, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    Yes I'm feeling it right now. I just got a new laptop and can't get it to connect to the internet. I took it back to to Best Buy and they said it was fine so I brought it home and retired and still nothing. I called Geek Squad,Comcast and Dell and they can't seem to figure out why it won't connect. So tomorrow I'm taking it back to Best Buy and we'll see what happens then. icon_evil.gif sorry just needed to vent and seeing a post about getting under skin......
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 07, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    Here's the thing ... I'm moving to DC by May.

    My Mom keeps flip flopping her support for me to move. I really don't need it at all. Seriously, I'm burned out w/ my family since I'm not suppose to come out to the rest of the famn damily.

    My friends here, actually I can't really trust 99% of my gay friends here in Mpls. Funny thing ... I can trust my straight male weightlifting buds. It's weird that the straight guys are the nonjudgemental.

    My gay friends who don't live here are really supportive. I've gone through A LOT since 2006 - shot at, house broken into, jumped on my bike (but I beat up my attackers), HIV scare, finding out who my true friends are ... it's been a rough couple of years.

    I'm on Wellbutrin for my depression and it really is helping me out. icon_smile.gif

    I'm bored when I go out; when I go on dates ... the only thing that really satisfies me is my weightlifting.

    I'm rambling - I'm sorry.
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    Jan 07, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy - You sound just like me in winter here. I spend all my extra time at the gym to distract myself from my boredom...and I'm plotting a move to Arizona. I've had enough of winter darkness and cold!
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    Jan 07, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    Sounds like you are ready for a change.

    Don't let the people in your life bring you down. They should be there to support and encourage you - and to keep you from making disaterous decisions in your life.

    I got to the point you were about 1.5 years ago. Hated the city I lived in, people who udes to be my friends showed their true colors, sick all the time, northeastern rain depressed me, hit by a car twice on my bike, etc, etc.

    Of course all these problems are mine so they will sound worst off to me. Which is my point...

    Prioritize you because noone else will, no matter how close you are or how well they mean. Once you realize that you are in control of yourown happiness, it will make things a lot easier.

    You have a lot to look forward to. Start getting excited about the changes on the horizon!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 10, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    The past couple days, I've become eerily calm. I know I'm set to move on!

    I have a lot to do from now until May, but I know it'll be worth it. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    Buddy... You should love the Arizona sun. I moved here over 10 years ago and have no desire to move. Having so many sunny days, your spirits are generally great. Although the gay community can be a little strange.
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    Jan 20, 2010 12:47 PM GMT
    I feel this way sometimes, but have realized my "bad" attitude also has an effect on others. I work a tremendous amount of hours (own my own business), so it's very stressful. I've come to realize when I begin to treat other people poorly, it just creates more problems. I do my best to keep myself in check as I lost some really important people in my life because of it.