I'm sad. When I'm sad, I'm gonna vent in here rather than overloading my friend


#144

I saw a good Dalai Lama post on Facebook the other day about friendship and trust. He knows his shit!


#145

Ok that’s just a truth bomb right there. Dang. That’s so true like ahhhhh.


#146

I :heart:️ the Dalai Lama. Am just reading his book The Art of Happiness. Only on chapter 4, but it’s so good.

How’s school going? Hope you’re managing to enjoy the learning side of things and it’s not too stressful!


#147

I’ve heard it’s a great book. Schools ok. Pretty stressful, but it’s good.


#148

Glad it’s good! :grin:


#149

Yeah. Physics teachers a bit annoying but I’m trying hard and doing kinda ok.


#150

I wish I would have taken physics. It seems interesting to me now. But I’m way past school age.


#151

I’m having a hard time with eating. And with body image. For one, I feel like I’m way too fat, which I am. But also I hate having boobs. Like so much. Uhhh. But yeah. But also, having issues with hating how fat I am and not eating enough. Like today I had half a cup of yogurt, a cup of blueberries and like a third of an apple and that was it. I also just take a really long time to eat so I never get to eat that much during lunch at school even if I wanted to so ahhhhh. I’m generally feeling ok, but the whole body thing is ughhhhhhh


#152

I don’t love it so far, but we’re doing really basic stuff. I’ve been looking forward to it for years lol.
You can totally still take a class at a community college or a continuing education course tho if you’re still interested in trying physics😊


#153

That really isn’t much to eat! Ok so honestly I don’t have experience with eating disorders and I know it’s sooo complicated. Have you got support for this?

Sorry to hear you’re struggling with your body image though. From our conversations on here though I know you do so much cool stuff and IMO that’s so much more important than what you look like!

Take it easy this weekend, rest when you need to and keep taking it one breath at a time :grin:


#154

Nope. I’m too scared to tell anyone.
Lol thanks. I try to remind myself of that.
I have a race lol. Can’t really relax. Thanks. Imma try to like breathe.


#155

Yes definitely try and breathe! What was the race?

A friend of mine had an eating disorder and she found a local charity that was really helpful, offering lots of non-judgemental support. I found these guys in the USA (assuming that’s where you live!), if you haven’t come across them before it might be worth a look to see if there’s anything useful on their website: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Keep on keeping on mate :muscle:


#156

It was for crew. It was awful and I had panic attacks. My teammates we’re so amazing and able to stick with me and understanding that I just needed space. They were amazing. We got 21/22.
Thanks. I have a bunch of therapy but I’m still scared to tell them. I just tend to force myself to eat. But yeah. I’ll definitely check that link out. Thanks!


#157

@Kakimime1
Yea, I should check it out.


#158

Totally! Never too late to try something new!


#159

I don’t know what country you’re in but here in the UK there are a couple of websites that have a pretty good selection of free courses - Future Learn and Open Learn. I think you have to pay if you want to get the certificates of completion.


#160

I’m so pleased that you had some amazing people around to help you through!


#161

Yeah. We have mooc and another big one, but I forget what it’s called.


#162

Yeah, me too. I was super surprised and so happy lol.


#163

So, your like, dead? :joy:
#proud53yroldstudent