Question of the Day – No. 502

How different is your life now compared to the beginning of the year?



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34 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 502

  1. By Jan 2019 I was done with therapy. Upto first half of the year, I was still coming to grips with the unassailable fact that if I wanted something I have to create it. By September it had sunk IN.
    From September on, I had put up a clearly defined goal and pathway to my life, surrounded myself with friends who are equally determined and dedicated and I am now surrounded by my little victories 😊

    2020!!! I can’t wait! 😃

  2. I now know the power of being the one writing. It’s my rendering. I remember a late-night conversation at the start on my watch. I was relieving Captain Timothy and as we caught up on the past hours’ events, we talked about writers and authors. His wife was an author. He said, “writers are the most self-centered if not egoistic individuals. They control everything in their work.

  3. The biggest thing for me was at the beginning of the year I was in a spiraling depression trying to finish my first year of vet school. Now at the end of the year, I am on medication for my depression, seeking regular help and working on being a better me in therapy and I just finished the first semester of my second year.

      1. There wasn’t one thing that triggered my depression and unfortunately I got in the mind set that I didn’t deserve to be depressed so why am I? And it became a very toxic cycle. I’m definitely on the right track now. Therapy twice a month has been extremely helpful. Thank god vet school pays for the sessions.

  4. Very. I’d been kicked out of my parents’ and brother’s houses and was living out of my car in Scotland, with a lot of mental health problems and no good friends around me. Now I’m in the South, have my own place, taking antidepressants, having some counselling through a charity, various other people supporting me and I’m making friends. I’m now also blogging and practicing piano. My self esteem is building. 😀

  5. I was offered and given a job where I have volunteered for two years. And the job is more suited to my background then what I had been doing for them. I began working with a writing coach that has me doing some amazing work. I began writing a devotional set that I have wanted to do for 4 years.

  6. Very. At the beginning of 2019, I was struggling a lot living semi-independently with my husband. I had just applied for long-term care funding. It was denied in late February but after an appeal, approved in June. I’ve been living in a long-term care facility since September.

      1. I hope to be able to settle well into the care facility. I also have a goal of trying to see if I can lower my medication dosage (particularly my antipsychotic), with the supervision of a psychiatrist of course.

  7. I know more than I did yesterday… 🙂

    “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren

  8. Very. I was a student at the beginning of the year and now I’ve just recently graduated. Unfortunately my mental health has gone worst recently and it’s mainly with my graduation and the fact that I’m unemployed. Everything seems so stressful right now. I’m currently in the process of starting up a home business along with an online shop to help me as well as doing some writing. I really hope 2020 treats me well and for my home business to have a good start.

    1. I’m sure 2020 will be great for you! Remember that great achievements come from great suffering and it seems you had your fair share of suffering. The achievements are on their way!

  9. My life couldn’t be more different. At the beginning of the year, I resumed my master’s after I had deferred for 9 months, and I was completing an internship in the south west. I graduated, put my house up for rent, found a “grown up” job and live in London. 2019 has been a difficult one, but many lessons have been learned which I am very thankful for. Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!! 💗

    1. I’m so glad that you manage to see the lessons more than the pain. This skill will serve you so well in life! Congratulations for developing it! Was it always like this?

      1. Thank you! No not at all. Throughout 2018 my family was going through a lot and it left me only able to see/experience the worst. Thankful to have made it through to the other side with a healthier outlook on life now

  10. Crazy different – returning to school, making the decision to face the music and get the knee replaced, husband has a proper job, not just temping, another kitten… Giving myself permission to process what’s gone on in my life is the biggest thing, the most loving thing I could do for myself. On the whole, it’s been a very good year.

  11. In answer to your question, my life has been amazingly, wonderfully different than from the bginning of the year. I read this book, called Free Us From Bullying, and it has helped me immendsely. And I am finally free. Paul T. Coughlin has hit the nail on the head and changed the whole gameplan of handling the problems of bullies. Amazing book, with the best information on that very serious topic. Merry Christmas peace to all . Happy New Year1

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