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No. 64888

Talk about nice/cool things that happened to you (whether 5 minutes ago or 10 years ago)

Find $20 on the ground? Period finally stopped? Person you absolutely hated finally got hit by a car? Absolutely anything that made you feel good/happy.

No. 64889

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Finally got a comfy job at Netflix after doing back breaking labor for shitty pay or sit on my ass unemployed for three years. Feels absolutely great.

No. 64891

I'm so glad for you anon!

What do you do at Netflix?

No. 64892


They launched their services in my country last month but none of their shows are subbed to our language. Gonna be translating them.

No. 64896

Sounds tough, I wish you luck!

No. 64898

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Not that hard tbh, been doing this kinda job for years freelance.

No. 64902

I got a volunteer position at my city's film festival! Every shift I do is a free ticket, plus half price tickets otherwise.

And I'm drinking irn bru, that's always nice.

No. 64903

I'm happy for you! I miss volunteering at festivals and stuff- it's always sort of fulfilling in it's own sort of way (I really like knowing behind the scene stuff lol)

I had to look up irn bru, what flavor is it? I would assume orange but google/wiki doesn't really immediately say anything about it

No. 64904

Yesterday my boss offered me a fly-in camp job. I'll be making $44/hour (which is high for an apprentice), all you can eat free food, and $30 cash everyday to spend on whatever I want. Feels good man. When I become a journeyman, I'll make even more.

No. 64905

What trade are you learning, anon?

No. 64909


No. 64910

I went and visited some of my friends yesterday at uni (they have a semester left and I recently graduated). Some knew I was coming, others didn't… and the ones that didn't were hella excited to see me. Like, I probably got the biggest hug I've ever received from one.
The visit was hella good and exactly what I needed. I spent six hours catching up and visiting everyone.

No. 64911

Good for you anon! Please eat some more of that free food in my place.

That sounds so cute anon! I love stuff like that. I'm away for study right now and I miss my friends so bad, I really do wish I could pop in and surprise them at a club meeting just to see their faces (but $$$).

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I went to a bookshop that mostly sells manga and comics to look for the new volume of a series I like because I thought it would be available today. I didn't find it but instead I found Rohan at the Louvre, so I immediately bought it. I'm so glad to finally find it.

And even though 2016 has a shitty start, I'm looking forward to the Ace Attorney anime and a lot of video games releases now. I just need to find a job for this summer and it'll be perfect.

No. 64953

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I finally managed to make my teeth look not yellow. They're not pearly white, but the whitening strips and special toothpaste are already working wonders. I can finally smile normally without being ashamed.

No. 64978

Found out McDonalds in my country has veggieburgers. Finally something other than salad and fries that I can get.

No. 64998

I just read this and I'm really glad you told us about it. I've been aware of Jojo, but I've never read it and now I feel like it's long overdue. This is beautiful. I love when I find comics in full color, esp. when it's not just computer coloring. One of my favorite series is the manga 'Joan' for this reason. When I think about all the effort that must go into inking and painting those pages…wow. I'm in awe. Plus, the way that he draws his characters in such dramatic, model-esque poses is pretty cool.

No. 65013

You shouldn't support Mcdonalds anyway since they severely mistreat and abuse their animals. Better to buy your shit from fair trade and farmer's markets or places that support fair trade.

No. 65019

not in every country doofus

No. 65030

>massive fast food chain
>ethical ever

No. 65032

Can we please keep just this one thread positive kthx

No. 65033

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There's going to be a new Justice League cartoon and both Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are going to be voicing for it. Fuck yes.

No. 65034

My period ended today, aw yisss.

No. 65040

That art looks like shit though

No. 65042

Do you play Neopets by any chance?

No. 65049

That's always a good day, anon.

No. 65064

I found out I got selected to receive the JASSO scholarship (roughly $800USD per month) even though I thought my adviser didn't send in my official transcript on time/my friend found out she got it a lot earlier than me (but she goes to a different school) so I assumed I just didn't get it.

I was JUST about to cancel my spring break plans of travelling all around Japan since my financial aid wouldn't be able to cover it all + my daily living expenses, but now that I'm getting this scholarship + my financial aid from back home, it looks like I'll be able to visit a lot of places. Fall semester was pretty bleak for me, so I'm happy things are finally looking up.

No. 65129

Enjoy traveling, anon!

No. 65135

Thanks! I'm really interested in vlogging and picking up cinematography as a hobby so I hope I'll be able to film lots of cool shots of my travels!

No. 65137

Don't be a whore and give white women an even worse reputation

No. 65138


Nope, don't even know what that is.


Remember to visit Hokkaido, all dat fucking tasty food, yum!

No. 65150

nice try, but I'm not even white lol.

Aw man, I would but I hear it's hard to get around unless you rent a car (my travel buddy and I both can't drive haha). So far I've got Okinawa, Nagasaki and Osaka/Kyoto on my list! I really want to visit Nagoya for Ise Shrine but the way I'm trying to figure out when to go where makes it tedious to get a connecting flight into Nagoya from either Fukuoka airport or KIX :(

(my other friend is going to Hokkaido though! I wish I could join her but I already booked my flight to Korea for the time she's there… time to make up for all that Hokkaido food with Korean food I guess haha)

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Well I rented a motorbike to get around or just walked around there so you might be right. Mountains are beautiful, sea food, veggies, meat and beer is delicious. Literally my dream place to live, it's great in fall specially.

Have no idea about Korean food but I feel like it can't beat Hokkaido : ^)

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Also try going to Onomichi at Hiroshima, I fucking loved the place. Extremely comfy.

No. 65157

Oh man, they sound awesome! Maybe if I can't fit it into spring break hopefully I'll find another school break to go travel to Hiroshima and Hokkaido! Those pictures look so gorgeous ugh….

I can't wait to get my ass out of Tokyo haha. City life just doesn't do it for me anymore, I'm too in love with the mountains and peaceful life I had in northern Nagasaki.

No. 65160


Believe me, mountains in Hokkaido are even more gorgeous than there. Go to Onomichi at Spring tho, best season.

No. 65166

Boyfriend got me an energy drink and I confirmed my plans with my friends. We're going to get tattoos tomorrow at a local event for charity. I can either get a flash tattoo and 100% of the proceeds go towards the local no-kill animal shelter or a small tattoo of my own design and 50% of the proceeds go towards the shelter. So far I'm leaning towards the flash option but I haven't seen any pictures that really stand out to me. I guess I'll see if there's more at the event tomorrow.

No. 65168

This place looks beautiful. I love the stonework. Where I live is so full of horrendous cheaply made houses that I forget how much I appreciate solid-looking architecture.

No. 65169

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Yeah, I really liked the streets in the Japan. Made me wanna go for a walk and job all the time, I don't even wanna leave my house in here. Fucking disgusting.

No. 65174

Wow that sounds great! I hope you find a neat tattoo!

Will do! Oh man, hearing that makes me feel the drive to go to Hokkaido even more…

Oh man the one legged torii… all of that shit hit me so hard.

I love walking around when I'm in Japan. I walk 30 minutes to my school campus just because I love looking at the houses and how serene and quiet it can be (though it's really scary at night time haha)

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What are you studying there? How hard it is the do your masters there? I really wanna live there for a couple of years, I still miss the three months I spent there.

No. 65178

I'm here on an exchange for a year! I'm just doing undergrad though. I'm studying international relations/asian studies (but I have no idea what I'm doing in this field since I declared it on the whim of "well, I really want to study abroad and I'll flunk out if I declare astronomy" lol).

I studied in Nagasaki for three months previously and my home university had another program I was aiming to do too, so I came back to do it haha.

I hope one day I could retire and live in Nagasaki… that place brings back so many good memories.

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Ah damn, I really wanted to study astronomy or astrophysics when I was in high school but I was too retarded about numbers to pursue it. I'm an English teacher/translator now(at least will be next year officially). Guess I won't be able to do my masters on that eh?

No. 65180

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Try your best haha!! I'm sure you'll find something!

I decided on astronomy in high school too but after I found out how much physics was involved… I love science but I'm so terrible at it, and I'm absolutely hopeless at math so of course I'd be terrible at physics… lol

What's your JLPT level? I feel like ass since I've been studying moonspeak for years but I've made so little progress, and Tokyo spoils the shit out of me. I feel like Tokyo has left such a bitter taste in my mouth that I want to give up on it, but maybe after visiting my host mom I'll find my passion for it again haha

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Well I can watch chinese cartoons without subs and speak a bit. I gotta study a bit but now that I started working don't think I'll have much time. Hope I'll be able to save some money till next spring and visit Japan again.

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Wow chinese is really hard! Even though my mother tongue is canto, I can barely speak for shit lol

I wish you the best of luck anon!

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>Wow chinese is really hard!

I meant anime when I said chinese cartoons.

No. 65187

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I started working out again with the blogilates beginner's calender
I can see my abdominal muscles developing little by little and it feels really good
Gonna go to the local asian supermarket tomorrow and gonna go see The Big Short with my dad

No. 65188

Catty 广东人 girl on lolcow? Why am I not surprised.

No. 65193

How am I even being catty tho lol

No. 65197

I'm actually travelling to China soon. Super excited. Today I got excepted for a Chinese tourist Visa. That's a good thing that happened to me today!

No. 65203

You're on lolcow, you're obviously Catty.

Chinese cosplayers are the cattiest.

Cutest too though. And girls arguing with each other in that underhanded way is cute.

No. 65204

I hope you have a lot of good travels anon!
Eat lots of good food and take lots of pictures!
But if I'm a filthy hafu and ABC, does that still even apply?

No. 65213



What's your take on the "refugee" situation in Europe?

No. 65218

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Uhm, I started cleaning my room today. And doing laundry, instead of sneaking laundry into my mum's load.
Depression is hell. I also started showering daily.

I don't know how long it'll be til I go back. As they say, two steps forwards, a whole three leaps back.

No. 65220

It's a hard path, but you'll get there, slowly but surely. I'm going through a lot of it too, but please come back to share more of your small victories with us. I'm happy that you've started doing those things and I look forward to hearing more of it. :)

No. 65221

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it's shit, exactly how I am with politics in general

No. 65222

It's worse than that.

Which side of your family is Cantonese?

No. 65223

I guess… both? Or moreso my mom's than my dad's since she's only second generation Malay. They're both Chinese-Malay but I don't know our entire lineage ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No. 65226

I need to clean my room as well. Not just dust and mop, but actually clean it out and throw out any junk I never use… it's such an exhausting thing, but I honestly think my life would be better with less clutter.

No. 65227

Oh when you said hafu I assumed you meant eurasian. Like alexa chung.

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Thank you, anon. You're really kind, almost sobbed. I want to post a picture of my room so I can somehow motivate myself with humiliation.
I keep wanting to have these room makeovers and all, but just can't. I keep holding attachments to these stuff. And I kept putting it off.
But I'm really happy about my progress. I think I'm gonna take pictures of it while I progress and update you guys, if you want.

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No going back now. It's been posted !! Love you, farmers! Just a heads up, the bags were from older attempts of cleaning my room and clothes I planned to donate.

No. 65235


Please do! Your small victories matter and I'm happy to see that you're happy!

No. 65236

Sorry to disappoint lol

No. 65238

Gotta be honest friend. When I was in Singapore I crossed the bridge, took one look at JB, turned 360 degrees and went back to Singapore.

No. 65239

I don't blame you. Since I'm American born, I don't hold much attachment to Malaysia to begin with, but I still hate it for my own set of reasons. Yet I always feel like I have to identify more as Chinese-Malay rather than just Chinese since I feel like there's definitely a difference between us…

I decided that I'll be taking a trip there for a week or two, but mostly because I've been having an insane craving for roti canai and Malay food is scarce in Tokyo.

No. 65240

If you turned 360 degrees you'd be facing the exact same direction. It's just spinning in a circle lol

No. 65241

I've heard some parts of Malaysia are really nice admittedly. I hope you enjoy it.

Are you in Japan for work?

No. 65242

Nope, I'm the Tokyo anon from earlier who's just studying here!

I have family all throughout the place so I switch between the city life of KL to rural villages but I never really get to do fun touristy things lol. At the very least I know the food will be good and worth it, and I'll be able to see my parents since I'm meeting up with them :')

(I wanna go durian picking so bad too)

No. 65244

As someone who was painfully attached to my things (think 10 mega trash bags just full of stuffed animals I could never enjoy + all my other things), you will feel so much happier once you get your shit organized. And it's fun looking through all the stuff you forgot you even had.

Give yourself a section to work on, don't tackle the whole thing at once. You'll actually probably make more clutter at first as you move things around into piles but don't get discouraged. If you're like me and have a hard time giving things away but logically know you don't need it, put it in a separate pile of "maybes" near your door where you'll see them everyday and give yourself time to think about what you'll do with it.
And hey, you might still have a fuck ton of shit left over. That's totally ok. You can go through it again, and it'll be even easier since you'll just be organizing through clothes or books rather than your entire room.

Protip: Taking photos of things that you know you don't need but are hard to part with helped me immensely. Especially since I'm a collector of dumb little cute papers and things.

No. 65247

Oh cute. Durian are nice but smelly.

How old are you?

No. 65248


Durians taste so good, I'm thankful that they don't smell bad to me

No. 65252

God damn you're so young.

Have you ever been much to Hong Kong? Can you tell difference between sea canto and HK canto?

No. 65253

I've never been, but I really want to visit! I hear so many good things about HK (and Taiwan too!)

All canto sounds roughly the same to me unfortunately… Now that I'm older, I really do regret not speaking more canto growing up. I feel uncomfortable even thinking about going to HK since I feel obligated to speak canto even though it's shit… (though my canto friend who's not chinese-malay says sometimes I pronounce things weird- but it might just be me)

No. 65255

HK is nice for shopping and eating. Taiwan is very friendly.

I hear Chinese looking people who don't speak the language well get a ton of shit.

No. 65270

Today I made my friend really happy, she felt like killing herself before but now she's a lot more chirpy. I'm so glad she has me there to help her through these dark times.

No. 65280

I'm finally OK with going to see a therapist. I'm depressed as all hell but because I'm a disgusting prideful perfectionist bitch who tends to push herself too hard, I manage to stay functional for the most part, for example, I don't shower daily but don't smell bad either, don't study and often skip class but because I'm somewhat smart and get passing grades anyway…

But I'm really miserable. I used to love studying and now I only do the bare minimum because everything is draining. I sleep for the most part of the day or just lay in bed recovering from the excess sleep/trying to go back to sleep.

SO! I stopped being a piece of shit and managed to leave my pride aside. I'm accepting help. I'm GETTING help. I'm hopeful, I really think things will get better.

Not quoted anon, but I used to. It went to shit pretty soon after I stopped playing. It used to be so much fun…

No. 65282

>but because I'm somewhat smart and get passing grades anyway
That "and" was supposed to be an "I"

How ironic it is to fuck up this particular phrase

No. 65297

I'm finally seeing how shitty people are and I'm realizing how happy I am with only 2-3 friends instead of raking up a network

No. 65313

I'm so glad for you anon!

Good!! Things will get better in due time, even if it doesn't feel like it! Please keep your head up as much as you can, I believe in you!!

I'm happy you've found such good friends. A few good ones is definitely better!

No. 65327

Same here, except it's at a crappy big-box retailer. Nice to finally have income though.

No. 65328

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Not any of the anons you were replying to, but you're awesome. Nice to see someone offering support and attention on a thread like this. Best wishes to you Anon.

No. 65339

Thank you so much :') I've been going through some of my own hardships and the good times have only just started slowly been coming back, so it feels good to try and be as positive as possible during these times and celebrate every little win we get!

No. 65384

Thanks anon!
I hope you have a nice day.
Keep being positive!

No. 65388

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Aww, stay strong Anon and the good times will be here full force before you know it. =)

No. 65389

Yeah I'm not that rich. Should I also avoid supermarkets, because they sell stuff with animal products? God -.-

No. 65426

Are you 12?

No. 65441

long story short, my bf was given a sad betta fish in a tiny POS tank and even though neither of us knew jack shit about bettas, we researched a ton and set him up a nice 5gal with toys and caves and a little leaf hammock and everything. today it finished cycling and we put him in and he was SO HAPPY AAAHH

No. 65445

Sounds awesome, anon!! I'm sure he appreciates the new home and toys.

No. 66035

I went thrift shopping/clothes shopping in general for the first time in months and got some new spiffy clothes that I'm in love with. Retail therapy is the best.

No. 66046

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I'm not super motivated for college because I'm not sure what to do after getting my bachelor degree (whether I'll study translation, business, or marketing and communication because my bachelor degree won't be enough to find a job), but I'm starting to get a bit better at what I'm studying. It's hard but I feel like I may have a chance to get my degree this year after all. Even though the university made everything way harder this year for some courses.

My resolutions for this year are to have a better sleep schedule, save money and be more organized in general. I think I'm getting there. I'm doing my homework whenever I have free time instead of procrastinating until I have to study all night long before classes, I'm sleeping earlier and earlier each day so I'm not half-dead in the morning anymore, and I found a lot of things to get rid off while cleaning my room, mostly books that I'll sell to get a little bit of money back, which is especially good because they were taking too much space in my room. Whenever I'll have enough time I'll see if I can also sell clothes I don't wear anymore to buy new clothes.

I have so many other little goals to achieve, I feel like if I can keep this up I can finally become an independent adult someday.

No. 66050

Started taking some vitamin B lately, holy shit it's like my depression got decimated completely.

No. 66056

Anon that's super awesome! I'm really happy for you!

I'm glad that's worked for you!

No. 66057

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Also finally watched new Aria today, so fucking beautiful.


Good job anon, don't know how it is in your country but translation is really comfy here.

No. 66059

I love Aria so much… I've only finished season 1 but it's such a beautiful series and I love it so much. One of these days I'll finally finish watching all of it! I'm such a sucker for slice of life, combined with all the beauty of Aria makes it my dream series.

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Yeah, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Aria and Yotsuba are my holy trinity. Aria made my depression much better after watching it, started to enjoy life and nature in general after it.

No. 66064

Anyone have more recommendations for some feel good anime? I'm about to finish Shirokuma Cafe and am in need of some more casual positive animes without too many difficult themes so I can listen while working.

Cardcaptor Sakura was comfy as hell. I'm trying to get into Sailor Moon but the constant crying and horrible audio quality I've found is not comfy.

No. 66066

I liked Kimi to Boku, Hataraku Maou-sama!, Hanasaku Iroha (was even more feel good than usual because I bingewatched it right after finishing Shinsekai Yori and almost giving myself a heart attack) K-On, and Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight.

I'm sure there's others on my list but I can't think of them right now.

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Non Non Biyori is comfy as hell, Ren-chon a cutie. You might try Grimgar from this season, it has a weird sense o comfiness, Barakamon is awesome, Tatami Galaxy is weirdly comfy, Mushishi is a must, Natsume Yuujinchou, Spice and Wolf, Eve no Jikan, Haibane Renmei, Kino's Journey. These are my staple comfy anime.

No. 66400

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It's great you've been making those first steps, anon. I only have mild hoarding tendencies myself since I'm so cheap, but I've found to keep my useless purchases in check it has helped to dedicate one drawer of my desk to trinkety shit. All my weeaboo goods go in there, and if I want something else that doesn't fit, then it's time to make use of some items in the drawer to make room, or to get rid of some entirely. Of course, the most special items have a permanent residence in there.

Not sure if that'd be helpful in your situation at all, but keep it up and take things as slow as you need to.

I'm really happy to hear you've given the little guy a good home and especially that you both took the initiative to learn about proper fish care. It can really be a lot to take in at first.

A few months ago I impulse bought a really pretty plakat with this beautiful matte sky blue coloration I've never seen on one before. I felt bad for him since he had some fin rot and a curled gill plate. He's done great in my planted 20g and is all healed up now and having him in there has also made my school of cardinal tetras a lot more relaxed too! Bettas are great fish, they've got so much spunk packed into those little bodies.

On my end of things, I passed my certification exam with flying colors yesterday and by coincidence got a call from a recruiter I'd worked with before not even an hour after I passed. I've been out of work for a few months and he got me a temp gig set up to start Monday. I thought it was a done deal, but I have a phone interview in an hour and I'm super nervous. I know it's not the end of the world if I fuck up, just talking on the phone makes me really anxious since it's like speaking into the void and waiting for a response.

No. 66457

It's been a dark, gloomy winter this year and my depression is worse than ever. Today the sun actually came out for a few hours and lit up my apartment. I felt like a massive burden was lifted off of me. Living in a dark cave of an apartment is killing me slowly, so the sun was nice while it lasted.

I am beyond ready for summer.

No. 66518

Sailor moon is overrated and not even that good. I'm glad you got through CCS. it's one of my favorite childhood series. I would recommend K-ON honestly. For me, it was the perfect Slice of Life anime.

No. 66519

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Oh, and Tsuritama! I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it.

No. 66522

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>Natsume Yuujinchou
Total feel good anime, but also needed a box of kleenex near me. I loved all the seasons though. Didn't want it to end.

No. 66527

Thanks everyone! Mushishi and Tsuritama are in my top all time favorites too.

No. 66543

So glad to find another anon who appreciates Tsuritama.

No. 66579

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Also try this one too, Rakugo was the surprise of the season for me.

No. 66599

Frank Iero reaction image anon makes me so happy.

No. 66625

Home from uni for the weekend which is nice. Did all my work earlier in the week so I have nothing to do. Feels good

No. 66645

Made a nice cup of black tea with my new tea infuser. Feels good.

No. 66648

went out walking to a new part of town yesterday, found two sex shops near the mall. bought myself a new vibrator (one that you plug in, i got sick of replacing batteries) and my first dildo. the staff at both were actually really friendly, helpful, and not creepy.
and the female condoms i bought arrived yesterday too. i'm not currently sexually active but am trying to get into the pants of this older guy back home and am going to force myself to make a move when i go back home for spring break
>inb4 slut
i don't even care. masturbation feels great

No. 66679

I've got the same problem. January was one long month of rain and overcast weather, and I wanted to curl up in a ball and die from feeling so miserable.

Ever think about investing in one of those sun lamps? A lot of people who live in gloomy places swear by them.

No. 67092

I have a friend that has one at work and she says it's shit

but I really want one too, I'm just waiting for a sale so I can buy them grrr being a poorfag sucks

No. 67521

didn't kill myself this week

No. 67628

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All you farmers are smart cuties and I hope you all have a wonderful beginning of the week. Here is a picture of a cute fox.

No. 67657

For some reason I just never really thought of it as a viable option. I should try it. The one big window we have only gets consistent direct sunlight in the summer time and I spend a lot of time indoors.

No. 67677

Good job anon! I hope you enjoyed your free time!

Masturbation is great and my roommate next door is gone so I know what I'm gonna be doing heh.

Anon, I know I'm words on a screen but I really would give you a hug if I could. You're a strong person. Keep holding on! I hope things will get better for you soon <3

Thank you anon! What a cutie patootie fox aaaa!!!!!

No. 67728

It's winter but yesterday it was warm and sunny out, so I put on a fluffy cardigan and slippers with a long dress, and I got to lay out in the sun eating fruit. I don't think I've felt that serene since the summer. College is so stressful but when I can just sit in nature for a while everything in life feels alright.

No. 68063

My college has a coffee/sandwich shop for quick meals attached to my dorm
I usually get lunch there every other day since I don't have much time between classes then, and breakfast there on the weekends because the dining hall doesn't start serving real food until 11am
I'm in there often enough that I know the workers who are there on what days, and they know me, what I usually order, and even spell my name correctly on the bag that contains my order (i have a rare spelling of a popular name)

No. 68075

I'm glad for you anon! I hope warmer weather comes soon for all of us~

That's so cute! I wish I could frequent a place enough for that to happen but I always get nervous and feel judged if I go to one place too much haha…

No. 68129

You should try it. It's extremely satisfying to be able to walk into the shop, and have the person behind the counter go "Hello Anon, toasted everything bagel with chicken salad, lettuce, and tomato?"

No. 68144

I started some super comfy hobbies like felting, crocheting and sewing. Trying to make kawaii as fuck sock plushies and stuff with the cute happy faces.

I-I'm a guy btw.

No. 68146

C-cute…!! Please post pictures of the things you make, I'd really like to see!

I picked up crocheting/knitting for a while but I always only make scarves because I'm lazy haha.

Funny story- once I came home to my dorm and started crocheting since I bought new yarn/hooks and my roommate came in and said "Anon, are you KNITTING with ONE NEEDLE?" and I replied "It's called crocheting…" and those words came off so extremely condescending and mean and I didn't mean for it to, but I felt like I had brought it on myself so I had to finish it up with "god why are you so uncultured????" lol. It's a dumb story but I still look back on it as a funny memory and we laugh about it when we bring it up.

No. 68148

>I-I'm a guy btw.

No one cares about your gender. Plenty of guys knit and sew. You're not special.

No. 68149

I'm finally starting to get into healthy habits such as eating right and exercising 6 days a week. I'm in my early 20s so I wanna develop good habits now that will hopefully follow me for the rest of my life :)

No. 68151

idc he mentioned he's a guy but the faux kawaii stuttering makes me want to strangle something

No. 68159

I've made some things but they are really bad. When I get better I'll take pics and share :)

No. 68164

Good luck! I had a typical neckbeard diet all throughout high school, but finally got my shit together in my early 20's and started eating better and working out 4-6x/week. I'm 26 now and those healthy habits have definitely stuck with me while so many of my peers are obese and unhealthy.

No. 68194


No. 68374

i'm finally getting paid to draw!

No. 68475

I started exercising and calorie counting late last year but stopped but ugh I wanna get back into it so bad. Biking to the store leaves me feeling so out of breath/on the verge of passing out and it sucks.

Congrats anon! I'm really happy for you :) What are you doing specifically?

No. 69078

thank you anon! i'm working on a children's book and kpop commissions! People would pay anything for them

No. 69115

>I started exercising..

That whole post was me so dang bad after getting into a huge accident a while ago.. like qurl I feeeel ya on the passing out part.

If you take it slowly and keep on it, but strain a little more every day, you can also get back there pretty soon. If you need to use metaphorical crutches, that's alright. Remember that it feels soo much better after the initial pain. Think of any discomfort from eating less/calorie counting as becoming healthy, also. Trick yourself into liking it until you do again. Whatever works for ya is great.

No. 69696

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Found a piece of history today, the good old days when certain things were properly dealt with.(derailing)

No. 70988

Didn't drown myself in the bathtub this morning. Definitely thought about it though

No. 71052

That's great anon! I'm happy for you :)

I'll try my best!! I really want to build good habits for my older years haha (and I feel so guilty since I'm pigging out like crazy since I'm on vacation right now~ food is so good though)

Stay strong anon! You made the right choice, things will start to look up. It might take a while, but they'll definitely start looking up. I wish I could give you a hug.

No. 71151

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>mfw I got a "certificate" proving that I can totally use office suites and advanced things on the internet, which will look super good on my resume
>I'm eating delicious sushi at home to celebrate
>was going to buying a cake to eat with my family for that but they're shit, good thing I changed my mind and got a box of sushi
>on holidays next week
>just got money because I'm granted a scholarship, so I can buy new clothes and maybe make up during the holidays
I still feel like shit but way less than some days ago yay

No. 71155

AHAHA i read this in his smug lil voice and it made me happy

i'm glad you have sushi and holiday and a super badass internet certificate stuff going for you :D have fun next week

No. 71182

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Thanks anon! I don't think I'll have enough time to have fun because of the insane assignments I have to do for after the holidays but I'll take my time to relax, stay at home in my comfy pajamas and adjust my sleep schedule for sure. Here, have another picture with Akihiko for your good taste.

No. 71542

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ily for that pic. i feel a bit overwhelmed with work too but it's gonna be ok. heck yeah pj's all day. take it easy kind anon and here is a cozy kitten to inspire you

No. 71910

After struggling all year, I got a perfect score on my latest project. Looks like I might be able to regain my scholarship after all

No. 71963

I've lost 16lbs since the start of the year. I'm on quetiapine which makes me want to binge like crazy in the middle of the night but I'm beginning to learn to control it.

No. 71992

I love you too. What a cute cat, I love cats so it's a great picture. I passed my semester 5th semester by the way! Just learned that this morning because the names of the students who passed the finals were written on some board in college and a friend texted me about it. It makes me so motivated for this semester, especially because once I pass the 6th one I get a degree.
I'm starting to feel like it's too good to be true and something bad will happen to me soon to compensate tbh.

No. 72052

I'm doing a lot better in school than I thought I would. I'm in my first year of university and I've been worried my whole life that I'd get here and flunk out after a semester or two because I fucked up a lot in high school. But I did pretty great last semester and I'm doing fine this one as well. It's surprising to me, the workload has been insane as I jumped right into taking upper level classes, but I guess all of the stress is paying off! I got a B+ on my first ever exam in a 300-level class, which isn't the best but it's a lot better than I ever thought I could do.

No. 202753

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I don't know about y'all but I am stoked. There's some clouds but I ain't gonna let that stop me from havin a good time. Today, I'm grateful for being an adult and not having a job or school right now because I would've missed the solar eclipse of the century.

No. 202762

I'm going! Too bad it's just patrial here.

No. 202765

I passed two language exams this summer! English and French, both B2 level. I'm so happy!

No. 202767

Same lol I'm out of school and today is my day off! Wasn't able to get solar glasses/filters but I'll be going to a viewing party with a friend so I think it'll be fun

No. 202770

my dad paid my tuition and books for coming school year! It's not so much as in the US but it's still more than I could pay on my own without debt so that great.

No. 202774

My city's in the path of totality and I'm at my parents' house where the sun is currently fully visible with no clouds from their balcony. Nothing ever works out that neatly for me lol so I'm pumped.

No. 202785

i went shopping with a friend who i hadn't seen in 4 months (we used to live in dorms togetger but are both borderline recluses so like getting over nerves to hang out is bit difdicult lol) today and it was really fun! i was afraid it'd be awkward as fuck but it wasn't, it's like no time had passed since we saw eachother daily, i love those people you can converse so easily with! also i bought a cute sweater :-)

No. 202789

I've finally been getting job interviews lately after trying to find a job for 5 years and applying every day

No. 202792

Oh my god I didn't have the glasses at first but my neighbor gave her son's to me (because he was about 4 and couldnt fully appreciate it and just wanted to go back inside the house) and I'm glad she did because I would've just been sitting out there waiting for something to happen. I mean, it dimmed slightly at one point but I would've just thought it was starting to get grey/cloudy. When I looked through the glasses, I could perfectly see the sun in a crescent shape and slowly move back to a full sphere. Pretty cool! I saw people without glasses around me wait but then they just went inside because they realized they weren't going to be able to see it. I was the only one out there for the full 2 hours and now I'm going to keep these glasses in case there's a next time. They have the date right in the middle of them too so if there's ever another daytime eclipse, I'm going to be that old lady wearing her vintage August 21, 2017 glasses lmao

No. 202821

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It's not about me per se, but I just feel so happy!
My best friend had a rough spring and summer, but she feels more at peace than she had before.
We've had some rough moments, but I fixed my stupid ways and we now have a stronger relationship than ever.
She also just had her first day of class in medical school, and I'm just so so so happy for her. I always knew she would get into medical school.
To see her dreams come true makes me so excitedly happy, even happier than if something good happened to me.

No. 202856

My herpes test was negative

No. 202858


Congrats anon ,now be safe out there

No. 202912

About 2 years ago I posted in a vent thread about how I was a jobless loser ready to kill myself.
Today I'm on track to finally saving money while in college so I can move out and make something of my life.

This is just a small thank you to the farmer who made me realize I wasn't alone feeling so lost.

No. 202990

Not that anon, but good on you!

It takes a lot of willpower to do what you did, be every proud!

No. 203486

My cat got out three days ago and had been missing since, I've tried to remain calm but that cat means the world to me, she's pretty much my only friend and I've had her for over a decade. I've been out several times a day looking for her with no luck and was starting to fear she had been run over by a car somewhere.

This morning a neighbour called and said they might have my cat, they found her sleeping in a chair on their porch so I got dressed to go pick her up and it was indeed my cat! She's sleeping beside me now and I'm just so fucking happy to have her back.

No. 203545

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im so happy for you anon

No. 203685

i took the plunge and bought some of those japanese push-up bras and my girls are popping! i have a wide-set chest so cleavage was impossible before, but it's just there now. best thing is, they're comfy and cute as shit! i love japan!

>no weeb

No. 203686

after looking for a job since I was 16 I finally got my first job
this is the first time I haven't felt depressed in years

No. 203688

what's the brand….i have anti-cleavage but big tits but i also have a chest deformity so idk if it'll work.

or is it those instagram bras with the lace up and no straps?

No. 203689


the store is shirohato on rakuten or their independent site. the brand is risa magli, they are very cute and comfy.

the exact one i got is here: http://www.shirohatoshop.com/en/shop/g/g286G858BCD/

but if you look at other listings they specify in the photos section what pads etc it includes.

No. 203691

thank you!! that's perfect. they're very cute so even if they don't end up giving me big cleavage i can always use cute comfy bras!

No. 203697

To add onto the recommendation, my favourite Japanese bra brand is Peach John! They have cute stuff, but also some insanely comfortable fits. My favourite is their underwireless push up!

No. 203723

how did you measure yourself to get the right size?

No. 203731

shirohato has a handy chart on their site. http://www.shirohatoshop.com/en/shop/pages/measurementsandsizes.aspx

i found it works better than online conversion charts. i'm a 30/32C and other sites said i would be 70D but i'm really a 75D.

No. 203732

samefag but just round to the nearest cm and check your measurements against the chart. **75C

No. 219948

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Thought a guy was maybe using me for pump and dump, turns out he invited me to spend new years with him, and im meeting his family! So nervous, and so happy!

Also want this thread back, much needed contrast.

No. 219970

Nice anon, hope you have a good night!

I received amazing presents from my parents this year! Nothing extravagant - some books, food, candles etc. I'm just so happy about it because usually they aren't good with gifts and I end up writing a list for then, but this year I left them too it and it's so lovely to see they DO pay attention to the things I like!

No. 219971

Thank you so much anon, hope you have an amazing time also!

Thats so cute, sometimes its better to go with the flow

No. 220001

I'm finally moving on from my ex, since a few months I've been accepting myself for who I am, I'm developing very nice friendships, school's going very well, I'm finally changing my ways (I'm way more positive and less self-centered) and I've met an amazing guy. 2018 has a great start.
Happy new year everyone!

No. 220578

I love this website it's my favorite place. You all are so lovely

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No. 221244

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Six weeks ago I confessed to the guy I had a crush on for almost two years and now we're officially in a relationship! I almost can't believe it as I thought it was so unrealistic. He's the sweetest person in the world and every time I see him I fall in love a little more, even though I'm normally the type of person who doubts everything. We live five hours apart and there's a 13 year age difference, but I'm sure we'll make it work.
I was afraid I'd overwhelm him with being so in love and come off as clingy while he wanted a more casual thing, but recently we introduced eachother to our parents and I feel like he's really serious about it.

No. 225124

i'm curling up on the couch with my cat in the perfect rainy cozy inside weather. everything looks so slick and crisp outside. this is shaping up to be a great sunday. how are your days, anons?

No. 225133

after a year or so I finally got some motivation to draw again, which is my only hobby at this point. it's really nice to just feel like opening my sketchbook again and having fun drawing again, I missed that a lot..

No. 225158

After failing three semesters in a row, I made the dean's list last semester. Weird. But I'm happy.

No. 225488


Congrats anon!!

This same thing happened to me, and we got married last summer. :3 Sometimes I still can't believe it.

No. 225688

This post made me feel so comfy anon. Hope the week has continued to go well for you.

I got my pictures of my completed wedding dress which is now being shipped to me, got sick which wrote me out of work for a week but tbh I needed the break. Here it is the first day where I do have normal anxiety but it's my first free day since October with no SAD as it's bright and blue skies out and the atmosphere is great.

No. 227132

The weather has been so much nicer lately, I feel like the seasonal depression might even be lifting a bit
I hope everyone else is having good weather!

No. 227181

Being a mum is awesome. I’m so happy I did this!

No. 227226

There was an event I really didn't want to go to yesterday. I spent the hour before in bed crying. Then I decided "fuck u brain" and got up and got ready. I went - and it was ok. It wasn't awful. That's positive to me :-)

No. 227280

Wow you shat out another human bean onto this world like billions of other biotrash. Bravo.

Also, pregnancy makes women dumber though in your case it probably won't make a stark difference.

Breeders should be gassed tbh.

No. 227281


Does it really? is there proof on that or just general observation? I'm intrigued.

No. 227283

Begone, salty trambo

No. 227284


Congratulations anon! Can't wait to be there myself one day.


Low quality b8

No. 227286

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i get to skype my mother tonight (and see our cat), and then i get to skype my best friend/ex-roommate (and see her cat)!

i've been 11,000 miles away from my home country since august and although i love being here it gets really lonely and i miss my family and friends so this is going to be really nice!

also here's my cat (captain jack fluffles) in case any of you need some orange goodness in your life.

No. 227295

That's a really pretty picture of your cat, anon! And I usually don't even like cats.

No. 227323

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thank you! i just finished the call with my mother and a large portion of it was just watching him do his normal cat stuff like eating food and sitting on things and it was so good i nearly cried. i love him so much!

No. 227329

Aw, someone has mommy issues, how cute.

No. 227376

That's a really pretty photo!

No. 227867

wow anon that's a really cool pic, I love the colors in it.
Really adorable cat too

No. 228196

i think i just started a successful friends with benefits relationship for the first time. putting everything into the open was so refreshing.

something traumatic happened so i want the dick and the physical affection but i'm not good with the feels. hopefully this works out for a while, he's a good lover. really happy because i was nervous he would get offended but he was super cool with it.

No. 228541

spoke too soon, he told me he loved me right after sex just like literally every man does. mission aborted i guess…

No. 228823

The job I'm working at is going to hire me directly instead of through an agency, but they need my resume first. I of course am a noob and had to write one up real quick, but one of the managers took an hour out of her day to go through it with me and now it looks great. I'm so grateful that she helped me, because what I did by myself looked like shit.

No. 228876

Lol anon, why are they like this

Pretty sure men do the opposite of whatever we want intentionally

No. 228945


>Tfw I'm infatuated with the man that's cheating on his gf with me

It makes me ridiculously happy when he texts me but it breaks my heart everytime I see her picture on his phonecase. Still pretty happy overall, sex is nice.

No. 228986

Cheaters are going to cheat on you as well. Have fun.

No. 229004


Probably already has a 3rd girl on the side.

No. 229006

Sorry anon but do you realize it he gave a legitimate shit about you he wouldnt be still with her. Learn to love yourself and recognise when someone is literally using you as a part time dick sleeve.

No. 229008

This. There's a million other dudes out there. Find someone else who actually values you enough to make you their one and only. Unless you want to stay and be just as much of a piece of shit as him. Don't you wonder what it'd be like to be in that girls shoes? Where's your sense of decency?

No. 229116


I was also in love with a married man, you may feel comfortable now that you are sort of with him but once he leaves you (he will leave you once shit hits the fan) you will feel miserable and wished you had not been involved with him.

I dated a married guy, he said he loved me and shit, he even told his wife about me and damaged my reputation. Once his wife, family and friends knew and once he realized that his comfy househusband life could end, he cut contact and started to ignore me. I spent a whole week crying and I'm now being miserable because of this.

Don't do this to yourself, let this guy rot.

Cheaters are shit tier human beings.

No. 229155

I got straight A's last semester. My Cat passed away and my mental health got worse during the semester, so I'm proud I could still keep my grades up.

No. 229156

This. If he loved you he would break up with the wife to be with you.

No. 229166

I felt like a normal person (not depressed) for the first time in years today. I cried happy tears.

No. 229167

That's great anon! I hope you continue to feel good and recover. It's amazing how great it feels to be happy after having depression for a long time.

No. 229245

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i talked to my mom about sex for the first time and she was so chill about it!

i'm 18 but she had never given me "the talk." i started getting involved with this guy in class and decided i want to be transparent with her and she was just happy i was being honest. idk, for some reason i expected her to be upset so knowing i don't have to keep those kinds of things secret is really refreshing. kind of a dumb positive feel, but her support really matters to me. it took a lot of courage to basically be like "hey mom i'm gonna bang this dude is that ok"

No. 230807

My exercise machine came in the mail today and I put it together.
Did my 20 or so odd minutes on it with some floor exercises and I feel it still even hours later. It's a step in the right direction and I'm proud of myself for pulling out of my depression to finally do something about it.

I feel less anxious and paranoid now that I have access to a cardio tool to help manage my stress and weight. For two years I did nothing. Like a combination of apathy, stress, sedentary job, not being able to afford even a gym membership, and lacking the fortitude to exercise outside because I'm ashamed of how I look and people seeing me (stems from bullying whenever I'd do something sporty fyi).

I'm looking at pictures of me from two years ago. Before all this shit happened and I was a normal weight. I just want that so bad again..

No. 230838

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I'm excited, my birthday is in 2 weeks. I'm not sure what to plan this year but I'm looking forward to it!!

No. 230872

I’m really happy for you anon! I hope it continues.

No. 233336

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After reading the man-hating thread I just wanna post how happy I am to have my boyfriend. I'm very lucky.

No. 233350

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I’m almost one year out from a surgery I didn’t want, and I’m beginning to regain some muscle strength and lose weight. I had about 40% hair fall, and it’s finally slowed. That was the worst.

Plus, I met a friend online and we share books with each other through the mail. It’s always a surprise, we both have a weird sense of humor and just grab something off the shelf; she just sent me pic related and it’s a classic!

No. 233383

my fiance bought me my favorite fruits (peaches and mandarin oranges) from our local grocery store. i have anxiety about eating and food in general, but this was a perfect snack.

No. 233385

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+My boyfriend and I have been working out together. We both have our insecurities about our weight and skin.
+boyfriend finally got a job, so i wont be the only one paying rent and bills anymore.
+Did a huuuuge spring cleaning today, throwing out a bunch of junk. Trying to make everything more open for my psyche, been really depressed for the past year.
+Making plans to move to Austin, I hate this swamp city I live in now. We're aiming for six months from now.

No. 233388

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I've managed to cut down from drinking 5-6 days a week to "only" 2-3 times a week now! It sounds lame but it was pretty hard for me lol.

No. 233407

That book is awful, anon. Iirc it's not even a real diary, it's some 80's anti-drug propaganda that pretty much says that if you smoke pot once you'll be selling your body for heroin two months later a la Christiane F.

No. 233448

Good on you anon, you're only going to feel better.

No. 233455

It’s hilariously bad. I love it. Way to shit on someone in the posi thread, though.

No. 233466

I got a sarahah message saying that I was the most talented and intelligent person the anon had ever met and that they were looking forward to seeing me grow in the future.
It was a big deal for me because I'm not successful or pretty or rich. The one thing I had was that I used to be an overachiever at uni but have stagnated and lack confidence since I finished my masters.

No. 233468

Yeah we shouldn't make positive experiences bad here lol. At least that book was free so who cares.

That's great. I hope my bf and I are going to head in that direction too

No. 233478

Wasn't shitting on anyone, just warning anon like I wish someone warned me before I wasted my time reading it

No. 233494

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My period was so light this month compared to how it usually is. I don’t get cramps or any seriously uncomfortable pains, just the heavy bleeding is the most annoying part. I started putting on adult diapers before I went to bed because I make a fucking mess when I wake up with that “waterfall” shit on my heaviest days, even if I put in a fresh tampon + a pad. I didn’t have to deal with any of that this month though, it was so low maintenance.

No. 233502

you made me lol so hard with that post + img combo. good for you bitch

No. 233546

Life is going so good for me right now!

>Got a boyfriend today

>Got an internship that pays despite my shitty grades (<2.5 GPA)
>Kicking butt at my classes
>Hobby "business" is going ok

No. 233581

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the other day my bf just stared at me and said "you're really good at doing your eyeshadow" and idk why but i've been beaming over it for like 3 days. he's one of those quiet stoic types so that specific compliment was so out of the blue lol

a lot of people have been complimenting my makeup game lately. it makes me happy that i'm doing something right!

No. 234296

Got a job that pays a living wage, start tomorrow.
Met up with an anti-moneylaundering lawyer-type in a bar and gave him my resume, we'll see.
Seeing friends tonight after several weeks a shut-in.

No. 234298

Got a small job at my university that is related to my field. Its not often so I won't earn that much, but it is my first job where I can actually get some relevant experience.

It slowly seems like my life is getting better

No. 234383

I get to hang out with my mom this weekend and I'm super excited. I'm living on my own for the first time and it's so hard being away from her. I love her so much. She's really wonderful and I'm so grateful that I'm her daughter.

No. 234403

I've been sober for 2+ weeks and I'm meeting a personal trainer soon for form checking and a new workout programme, i'm very excited

No. 234426

6 months of hard work on my house is finally paying off. It might be pathetic, but everyone who comes over compliments me on my lovely home and it makes me really happy.

No. 237298

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I'm going on vacation to Disney World in a few days! It'll be the first time I've been on vacation in over a decade and it's one of the very few things I've had to look forward to in years.

Apparently there's a special flower and garden festival happening at Epcot right now and I fucking love horticulture so I'm excited to get to see that and be there at the right time. On top of that, I bought some cheap but very cute dresses that I'll be planning to wear all week which sounds like nbd to most of you, (lots of gulls here into cute fashion) but it's way too windy to wear dresses where I live and I'm too shy wearing them in my town where pretty much no one wears dresses so I'm excited to finally get to wear them lol. God it's going to be so damn nice to get away from everything for a little bit and be able to feel some semblance of happiness.

No. 237402

my boyfriend's grandma is super protective of him and usually critical of his partners. i'm the first girlfriend of his she has liked. she called me darling :)

No. 237403

I feel like everything is falling into place. I have a new large appartement, if everything goes well, I'll finally have my degree just shy of 30, I got a cool internship in the field I wanted. I haven't had a complete meltdown in 6 month.
Maybe the hardships are finally over.

No. 241411

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Pretty sure I did really well on the first of my school leaving exams! I feel really good about myself :) only 7 more exams to go haha

No. 241553

My family surprised me by buying me an Angelic Pretty dress for my birthday. I've been so down lately so it really helped to cheer me up! Also I just got a new job after a long time of searching AND the court case against my ex-boss for wrongful dismissal is moving forward and my lawyer is extremely confident that we'll win.

also this thread makes me so happy

No. 241595

I work at a mall and yesterday got a free meal because the guy who works at my favorite place has a crush on me. Im not really interested but I don’t lead him on or anything, he seems genuinely nice, and I love free food. I just mentioned I was having a shit day and it made me feel better.

No. 242550

I've always felt really bad about my lips, they aren't thin but every woman on the brazilian side of my family has beautiful thick lips while I have thinner lips like my european family (luckily I don't have my dad non existents lips lmao). Anyway today I bought some lipliner to try to fake thicker lips and… I look like a goddamn clown with my lips lined it makes everything look unbalanced… It doesn't fit me at all! So today I learned that I have the perfect lip size for my features and it makes me feel really great about myself. It's a small thing but it feels good to get rid of a complex.

No. 243965

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I just started training for jiu jitsu, I have always wanted to try it out. Now I’m absolutely inlove w the sport and the people I train with.

No. 244897

After a severe lapse in my depression, being unemployed for six months, getting panic attacks for the first time in my life, and struggling with medications, I finally got hired for a new job today! I still have a lot to work on but I'm so grateful I've gained some of my confidence back. I am proud of myself and have every reason to be.

No. 244972

I am very happy for you anon, that's a big deal. <3

No. 244994

Good luck anon! Hope you can succeed and take things one step at a time.

No. 245325

Wooooo I'm pretty much in the exact same boat so I'm really happy for you, you'll sleep a lot better tonight! Good luck at the job

No. 255967

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>be me
>join a group order for weeb shit
>person running the group order vanishes, doesn't respond to any messages
>payment not within Paypal's 180 window
>months later, still salty about it
>call Paypal and explain situation
>they're sending an e-mail to the person, they either have to refund, send item, or they'll be investigated

Karma has been kind to me.

No. 256008

I'm on paid holidays and I'm going to leave my city for the first time in years to visit another one for a week. I'll celebrate my birthday while travelling, it's going to be great.

No. 256015

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I'm really proud of myself for sticking to walking everyday, since May I've only missed two days because a friend was in town. Also that I'm eating clean and taking my vitamins.

I really thought I would have lapsed by now.

No. 258765

I know most people jokingly say “I wish (enter name) would get hit by a car” and I had a crappy ex boyfriend that treated me like shit and he actually got hit by a car. Karma in the form of a car feels nice

No. 258818


i've been walking every other day since early 2017. it really is the best. always relaxing to me.

only con was that i was stupid and used regular shoes for it, and now the shoes are all fucked. now that i use running/exercise shoes i'm faster and they're ugly so i don't care if they get worn out 10/10

No. 263349

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I'm so high that my face is doing yoga but holy shit weed is one of the earth's most beautiful gifts. So helpful with my PTSD and depression way more than pharmaceuticals ever were. The pure euphoria is the only mental relief I have these days.

No. 263367

Hey, same, anon. Started smoking again kind of recently to help combat my depression and anxiety while I wait to get a therapist and referral and such. It’s been nice to actually feel bliss.

No. 263380

Woo we out here self medicating and getting glazed af, anon. I'm proud of you for seeking help professionally too. I myself haven't been so lucky in my history with therapists and ssris so I hope a therapist ends up genuinely helping you. Hang in there girl

No. 263381

i miss that, man. i used to feel that way when i smoked. i felt fully cured after i smoked, but after a few years of smoking and then stopping smoking, i just get really anxious/paranoid. wish you both the best and am so glad it works for you guys. enjoy it! weed is one beautiful bitch when your body isn't trash. definitely more effective than snris or ssris, especially for treatment resistant cases, man.

No. 263408

I started exercising every two days and I really am enjoying it even though it's not much. I tried yoga recently at a free in-the-park event and really like it but can't afford a yoga mat to do it at home. Oh well.

I'm getting PC parts soon thanks to a friend of mine giving me his old ones after upgrading. Just gotta hope the postal service doesn't screw me over.

Also am getting the piercing I've been wanting for the last few years done soon. And I'm just really happy.

No. 263414

You don’t need a yoga mat to do yoga.

No. 263569

i'm getting a dog either this year or the next as kind of a reward to myself as i've been doing better at taking care of myself, and i love animals and want a pet more than anything so i finally think i'm ready and stable enough to handle a puppy and show it as much love as possible

i'm also getting my hair colored soon to something that will suit me more than my natural color does, so i'm hoping my confidence will be up a bit. and lastly i'm very happy that most of my friends are doing well at the moment, even if i only catch up with them every so often it's still always nice to know they're in a good place with their lives.

No. 263601

This is true but we have thin carpets here that kill my knees (it's already bad enough that my knees have always been messed up to where I can't do squats without toppling over.) So I'd prefer something like a yoga mat.

I tried a towel and blanket before and it just did not work well. I'll figure something out though.

No. 263731

I think I finally stopped biting my nails after at least 20 years of doing it.
I tried to stop before and I always got back to it because of stress and what not.
They have never been this long. Idk what I did to stop I think I just had the right mindset and I have less stress or better ways of coping with it.

No. 263788

sage for mushy no1curr

i’ve been really close friends with a guy for the last 5 years and always secretly had a huge crush on him, but when we first met he had a longtime gf and she stayed around for a while after that so i didn’t say anything

fast forward to this year and we’re closer than ever, both single and i start dropping vaguely flirty things in our conversations, he starts doing the same and at first i thought i was just imagining things and he was only thinking of me as a friend

then one night, we sat and talked for hours and at some point just admitted we’d both been heavily crushing on each other for the last 5 years and always thought the other wasn’t interested. i think my heart started beating about a hundred times a second and i guess i must have been blushing a lot because i could feel blood rush past my ears and muffle my hearing a bit.

ever since then it’s been a complete dream. i’ve never been this happy in my life. i thought this was something that’d never be possible in a thousand years, and to know it’s not only real but he felt the same way this whole time kinda feels like the universe paying me back for all the terrible shit i’ve gone through.

aside from all that mushiness, this bond i’ve had with this person has always been one of mutual respect and understanding and i can tell he’s helped me to become a better person. i only hope i can do the same for him, that’d make me even happier

No. 263807

I almost ALMOST had a serious binge today but I controlled myself and avoided it. I was gonna order a massive $30 Chinese delivery but I looked at the pricetag and how I have food I need to eat here and decided not to.
I opted to make tacos and kept it down to 3. The rest are for bf when he gets home.

I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but it really fucking sucks being a binge eater. I had my credit card info entered into the website and everything yet thankfully I had the sense to close down the window.
Any day I avoid making myself feel like a shameful shit is a positive one. So yey.

No. 263907

I want to talk about how much I love my best friend. They are so sweet and kind, and becoming good friends with them really has changed my life around. I attribute my new academic success to them a lot.

The thing is my friend is trans and I guess I'm a verified transphobe these days. I feel like nobody, including me, would think that kind of friendship would work. It's been a wild ride but I am so thankful it happened.

Yay! Keep up the good work

No. 264476

i just wanna say that’s really sweet, anon. not a lot of people would get along so well under the same circumstances.

No. 495355

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I don't have anything super positive to say but my dog has been coming to me a lot more since I've been sick. She's usually pretty aloof, so it made me really happy to wake up and turn over on my bedroom floor to see her sleeping right next to me. There's no better medicine than petting a soft fluffy mass of love.

No. 495358

These are my only positive and memorable moments of 2019.
> Reuniting with my two old friends.
> Went from thinking I was going to be alone forever to getting the most caring and loving boyfriend in the world.
> Finally found a job I’m interested in.This is big for me. I’ll finally be leaving the house, lol.

This is so cute! I hope you get well soon.

No. 495365

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Thanks anon! I hope things will continue to go well for you!!

No. 495369

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Today I’m grateful for my cat, I’m grateful for my health, I love this one spot sunlight I’m standing in, it feels so warm on this cold day.

No. 495396

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Your cat is a toasted marshmallow, just like mine! Gidget says hi

No. 495397

Your cats are so fucking cute!!!! They both look like my cousin's cat, Jay. I wasn't much of a cat person until I met him. He's so friendly and vocal and just wants ATTENTION. I love him.

No. 495727

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The building people that my office is in just dropped off FIVE LOAVES of this chocolate twist bread!! Hell yeah!!!

No. 495731

Hell yeah, anon. Enjoy it, I'm envious.

No. 495745

BABKA! congrats OP that’s the holiday dessert jackpot

No. 495748

I just got over the stomach bug so I was actually hoping to take it easy with easy to digest foods again today to be safe but all my thoughts of that completely flew out the window haha. Halfway through my slice I suddenly realized I shouldn't be eating it but damn it was so good!!

I looked up the bakery because my coworker said it's really good and it's like… $15 a loaf… aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

Another coworker got a giant fruit basket and she put it in the kitchen too for the whole office!!! I love December lol.

No. 496068

i guess this fits in the NEET thread but it also fits here, so.
i used to be a neet from 12-17 due to severe depression and lack of money for tuition and i only managed to turn it around once i turned 18. it was horrible; i'd stay inside my messy room for hours and only come out whenever i finally got sick of my greasy hair to shower and get food, and i never spoke to anyone aside from, like, 3 people max. i got tired of living like that, so i enrolled myself in some sort of GED-thing-but-not-really in my country and began leaving my house here and there.
now, i have a job, good friends and good times. nothing beats being recognized and greeted, "good morning, anon!" or "hey, anon, long time no see."
life is good for once, and i'm going to enjoy it.

No. 496086

Got a $2500 xmas bonus at work today! And it's confidential because it's just for selected staff, the recognition is almost as good as the money.

No. 496180

I'm so proud of you anon!! I hope that the future will continue treating you well. Even if it doesn't, you've made it out of a horrible situation once, you can definitely do it again!!

Yay! I hope you'll get to treat yourself to something nice (or save it up for the future)!

No. 496253

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I love silly, unrealistic anime and visual novels and I love collecting cute or aesthetic anime pics because they make me smile and they're so pretty. The food is so beautiful and the clothing is so dumb. I love the done-do-death tropes like falling in love with your best friend or the tall moody girls who secretly like cute things. Pointless maid cafe episodes. Restaurant anime. Doing all the routes in VNs and seeing how terrible and cliche the characters are. and finding fully voiced VNs! Basically stepping out of reality for a little while sometimes.

was gonna post this in confessions but lately the site feels like its been full of negativity and infighting and I wanna bump this thread and make myself smile even if other anons cringe.

No. 496260

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I love cute visual novels too (though I prefer them with a lot of drama as well kek), what are your favorites?

No. 496269

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A genuinely good one that I love is Highway Blossoms! It kinetic (so no choices) but it's really cute and moreso for the female gaze, imo. Two girls on a desert road trip, great music, great characters, and was recently patched with full voice acting. It has a lot of funny moments along with interpersonal drama.

A more serious one is VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartending Action. It's probably one of my top 5 games of all time and it has its own world, a lot of diverse characters, mystery, and incredible aesthetics. Instead of normal choices, you pave your route by the drinks you make. I've replayed it several times and I find out more and more about the world & story each time. pic related, lol

Doki Doki Literature Club is always thrown around but I was really blown away the first time I played it, back when it was brand new. It goes very out of the box for a VN. I'm not sure if it has the same effect if you've seen the spoilers and memes, though. all of these are on Steam

No. 496353

I'm able to support myself financially doing a job I love. I get bursts of happiness every once in awhile when I think about it.

No. 496394

You’re living the dream anon! I’m job hunting right now, I hope I’ll be in your shoes one day.

No. 496662

I started writing fanfic again and it's surprisingly been really good for me. It's nice to be able to explore a fandom I love and be totally and utterly self indulgent. There's a lady who comments really thoughtful things on every chapter I post and it makes me so happy!

No. 496741

A nice lady in my office gave me a Christmas card and a box of Godiva chocolates! She passed by my desk and I gave her my thanks and she said, "I really mean it, thank you. You're so helpful here!" This is a temp position so she started asking about when I was supposed to leave and then also said, "I know you'll do fine, you're a hard worker." FFUFUCKKKK!!! After busting my ass in an unappreciative retail job, even just this bit of validation makes me feel so good. I don't really get to do too much here (very slow and I'm just the receptionist), but since there isn't much to do, I at least try my best to do what I can very well.

Happy holidays anons. I have to wrap gifts tonight but that's honestly one of my favorite parts so I'm really looking forward to it.

I always love to leave long comments in hopes that it'll make my favorite authors happy. Fanfic writers are doing gods work.

No. 496743

I survived a day filled with intense anxiety symptoms!
I did my best to not give it any of my energy and just focused on cleaning up around the house after some weeks of putting it off and playing video games and eating a chicken sandwich to celebrate. Days off are sometimes difficult, but I feel so accomplished. It's been a while. Going to sleep was peaceful and waking up felt refreshing. I'm excited for next weekend's day of relaxation. It's been over a year since I've felt so fulfilled with relaxation.

No. 496900

You're also doing god's work anon! It's so motivating to know that there's people excited for the next chapter. Fanfic brings me back to mid 00s fandom where everything was just a free for all and no one worried about nothing. Cringy sometimes but really great too.

No. 497633

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I'm so fucking excited for Christmas!! I'm buying cake to bring over to a friend's house and we're all just going to chill and play games and whatnot. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas so I don't mind not doing anything for it, but every year I feel like it's such a weird day in limbo knowing it's a special day but my parents don't want to do anything remotely special. It feels weird to treat a nice holiday as just another day. It only comes once a year! Let me enjoy this one day of the year! But now I get to spend it having fun with others! Also I'm just very excited to eat cake cause I'm buying my favorite cake lol.

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I told my coworker and she was so happy for me. She said 'wait hold on' and went to her office and I thought she was going to come down with chocolates or something (we both have a major sweet tooth lol) and she came back down with a prepaid gift card that the company gave her as a birthday present!!!!!!! She said it was now my congratulations gift for paying off my student loans…!!!

I hope in 2020 that all you anons get to pay off your loans or any money troubles you have will be resolved. I hope we'll all be successful next year.

No. 497825

what the fuck thats so sweet of her

No. 497968

Aw Anon, congrats! Student loans are so annoying, so huge kudos to yoy for paying them off! I hope to be in your position too, someday.

No. 498215

I had the greatest time studying abroad this semester. I was kind of doubtful anything great was going to happen and not excited at all before I left. It's my last year of uni and none of my friends were studying abroad. I just wanted the experience of living somewhere in Europe.

Turns out I had a blast. I loved my host country and all the people i met (mostly Americans lol). My roomies were super sweet and we got along great. I got to travel and see so many awesome places. I really got a chance to focus on random things that I realize are really important to me: being a good homemaker, being a good hostess, having good conversational skills.

Three years ago I was mad that I was stuck at home, basically a NEET while everyone else in their 20s was partying and traveling with friends. Now that's me lol. You never know when things will turn around…

No. 498364

It is! I'm thinking of baking some banana bread or something for her in return. She's always so incredibly sweet and looking out for me, I can't ever thank her enough for all the things she does to help me out and how encouraging she is.

Thank you!! Hoping the best for you to finish off your loans too!!

This is great anon! Studying abroad was easily one of the highlights of my time in college (or really, highlight of my entire life). I'm so happy you got to experience it, and that you escaped the NEET life!

No. 500032

Sugar is starting to taste kind of gross to me. Or at least the candy I used to buy (they probably added more shit into the chocolate).

I noticed that I'm getting over my ex pretty well and that I'm starting to enjoy supporting him and his gf. I get a bit excited when he tells me he's spending the day with her. He deserves to be happy.

I'm finally taking care of my mental health and taking actions to improve my situation/life and it feels so good to be in control. I just need a tiny bit of luck to make it all real.

Also, seeing anons comforting and supporting each other here makes me happy

No. 500088

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idk why this makes me lose it still.
god speed wherever you are, dumbfuck anon.

farmers have been zesty and hilarious lately and it's been wonderful

No. 500280

Guys I just looked at my beautiful painting hanging on the wall and I feel so happy. Sometimes I just stare at it ad look at each brushstroke and feel so lucky. Most of my paintings I just see the mistakes so I can't look at them for very long but this one is so complete even with the mistakes, it even looks better than the original photo. I just came to lolcow just to share my happiness.
Chocolate also tastes gross to me now, especially Milka, it's so sugary and doesn't even have the texture of chocolate, why would they ruin such great ingredients so? Dark chocolate is best

No. 501680

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Today I worked up the nerve to let the boy I have a small crush on know that I thought he was cute. He was totally flabbergasted and flattered, and seeing him blush like he did made my heart flutter. I don't care if this will develop into anything or not, but just by seeing his response I could tell that totally made his day and that made me happy.

No. 501729

Cute! Good for you anon.

No. 501733

Lmfao that was me I'm glad my dumbassery was entertaining for you as well kek

No. 502265

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The HR director for my job just told me they're giving me a pay raise of a whole dollar!!! This job is only a temp position and they normally only pay minimum wage for this position so I said "oh, I didn't know minimum wage went up again in our city!" and the HR director said, "no, we're really just giving you pay raise!"

I'm only here for a few more months and have already started job hunting, but it warms my heart anyway.

No. 502297

what the fuck is this nightmare reality

No. 502304

It's unfortunate that I only make minimum wage but I honestly don't do jack shit because it's really slow at my office lol. I get paid to browse lolcow and read books. I accepted the job despite the pay so I could have office experience and get out of retail, so working for min wage for a bit while trying to get where I want was a sacrifice I was willing to make. The minimum wage is also a lot higher than any other state (ignoring high cost of living) and I don't really have any big financial obligations.

No. 502319

I get it but I would lose my shit if someone would waste my time and get my hopes up just to inform me about 1 dolar raise

No. 502351

Nta but even a 45 cent raise is an incentive to A lot of us. It adds up.

No. 502370

sure sucks that capitalism exists etc but like it does and every little helps and little things add up, anon! if I was to get a £1 rise out of nowhere I'd be over the moon too.

No. 502612

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I just wanted to say that all you ladies on here have absolutely fantastic taste in shows, movies, anime etc. I've been getting my recommendations from /m/ and I'm having a good time, honestly. So many rare gems with nice female characters that I can relate to.

No. 502622

What shows have you picked up anon?

No. 502638

my bf pointed out that it might be a 1 USD per hour, is that right? In that case I get it and it does add up. If it's literally 'you get literally 1 dollar more' I second my previous words.
Please clarify, I need to know

No. 502640

It's per hour.

No. 502641

congrats then!!!

No. 503002

i got all the parts for my pc finally and it's amazing put together

No. 503009

My last weeks into the new years paycheck came in and I got a glimpse of how much I'm making now. A $3.50 raise!!!! I could literally cry, I've never thought I would be making as much as I am now in such a short amount of time.

I used to be a literal poorfag not even 5 months ago. I was living on less than $100 for the whole week. I recently escaped an abusive situation involving my parents and it left me struggling to make ends meet. I had to get a junked up car, new phone line, and the new job. I had a couple friends send me money to help with groceries and gas money. I feel so incredibly lucky.
Sending good luck energy to all struggling anons. It will get better!

No. 503017

Holy fuck thats AMAZING anon!!!! I’m so so so so happy for you!! I hope the future will continue you to treat you well! You deserve this!

No. 503171

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This tutorial has finally helped me to figure out how to do winged eyeliner for my dumb deepset eyes!

No. 503971

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i hate my natural hair, it looks kind of like this but messier. looking at pics of cool/talented/pretty people with my hair style not really bothering to spend tons of time and money taming it make me feel happier

No. 504028

How do you do eyeliner for monolids?

No. 504074

I think this just helped me figure out how to fix my eyeliner. Thanks for posting this anon.

No. 504416

Flossing has become part of my daily dental routine that even if I forget to floss before I brush, I still make myself floss after brushing. It’s such a small tiny thing in the scheme of things, but flossing everyday makes me feel a little bit better about myself. Even if I have a shitty day, after I floss I just feel like “well, I’m trying my best” in terms of day to day living and taking care of my health. It’s really dumb but I feel slightly more like a normal human being when I do it lol.

No. 504423

This is the cutest thing, way to go anon!

No. 504432

i love hair like that! i think it works really well with more nerdy/grungier fashion.

No. 504527

I look at old and recent vacation photos and am actually happy that I still live at my home with my parents. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't have gone to so many cool places with them. I used to get sad about not being in a relationship and feeling undesirable but I look at my sister who is stuck with a halfwit dude and has a baby with him. My life is so comfortable and stress-free compared to hers and I get to focus on my own goals. Of course, I don't plan on staying like this forever but I am just glad I didn't get caught up in men and relationships or dug myself into the same hole my sister has. Plus, it's nice to have grown much closer to my parents in recent years than ever.

No. 504643

Same, I don't speak to my dad but I'm so glad to be close to my mom, and not have some scrot and his dumbass baby to look after at this current time. Appreciating (good) parents is underrated.

No. 504777

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Same anon! Well, we don't go on vacations together often but suddenly when I came back home from college it really hit me that my parents won't live forever… They're only in their 50s and we've always had a pretty good relationship, but now that I feel a bit more… cognizant about my existence and theirs and I want them to really know that I love them and appreciate them. Sometimes living at home sucks because little things they do will drive me up the fucking wall, but at the end of the day, I'm fortunate enough to have very loving parents who have just been trying their best to raise me right and I want to repay them for it. I started hugging them more when I came home and now my dad will randomly come up to me and give me a big bear hug for no reason, or I'll just sit hugging my mum for a long time and she'll rub my back. We'll always playfully make jabs at each other and joke around and it feels incredibly nice to feel so comfortable with my parents (especially bc they're immigrants and always tell me how my cousins can't do the same with their parents cos its considered disrespectful).

I used to be super depressed and have tried to kill myself a few times and I used to be angry with my parents because they would say "we buy you whatever you want, why are you still sad?" but it's just different times and I don't think they'll ever really understand that my emotional turmoil at the time had nothing to do with material possessions, but I get sad thinking about how lonely they might have become if I had gone through with it, especially because I'm an only child.

Anyway, I just really love my parents.

No. 504880

ia with most of those though i moved out in the last year and i would never move back in with parents. living alone is fucking godly

No. 505671

Even though this is a bitchy gossip imageboard, browsing it still makes me feel comfy and cheers me up when I'm feeling down. ( esp. /ot/ and /g/.) I've had some of my most positive online experiences ever on the vent thread when I've sadposted there and some anons gave me genuinely good advice and seemed to care. Thanks to all the anons that help others and cheer people up here even when you don't get any internet brownie points for it, you might've made mine or someone else's day without realizing it.

No. 505707

Yeah, me too. I want to move out and could comfortably do so but I see it as a luxury. At home I save heaps of money, eat better, stay close with my parents, have tonnes of free time to relax etc. I do have an apartment but by staying at home and renting it out I'll have it paid off by about 32 (I'm 28 now). I know that's an embarassing age to move out but fuck, it'd be so great if I wait until then and never have to pay rent in my life.

No. 505820

I'm so so so so so so so so SO excited for the new animal crossing game.
My 3DS got stolen, along with my new leaf copy. Pocket camp just doesn't feel the same so this is going to be my first animal crossing game in quite a while and I miss it so so so much. I just love it.

No. 505828

I'm so sorry about your 3DS anon! That sucks. I'm super excited for the new game too!!! I've been playing pocket camp but at some point it became less about having fun and more out of obligation of not missing any of the cute event furniture… Well, I hope that they'll at least bring the pocket camp furniture into new horizons! So much of it is super cute.

No. 505831

My surgery to remove ovarian cysts went really well. I have some mild/moderate pain and discomfort but thought it would be a lot worse than this. Almost cried on the operating table before they put me under lol. Glad I could leave the same night to get some broken sleep on my own comfy matress. I'm so happy it's over!

No. 505833

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Thank you anon! You sound sweet. I hope you enjoy the game, only 2 months left!!

No. 505851

me too! I can't stop thinking about it tbh. I need more info, hopefully we'll get a direct soon. I'm sorry someone stole your 3ds, I would be so upset. I could never really get into pocket camp either, fuck all the micro transactions/in app purchases.

btw would any anons be interested in playing ac:nh together? I have no frens but would like to play with someone. idk how the online will work in the new game but maybe once it's out we could get a thread going on the vidya thread?

No. 505852

I'd be happy to play with you, anon!
Though I do wish Nintendo's online was better. Tried to play Stardew Valley with a friend and we really couldn't play for more than 5 minutes because it kept disconnecting him (his WiFi isn't even that bad)

No. 505859

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Did you post on the vent thread about this? If so, I just read your post and was going to reply but I'm happy that it went well for you anon!!!

I would love to play with some anons here!!

OT, but when I was studying abroad and horrifically depressed and lonely, one of my friends would play with acnl with me online. We would visit each other's towns while being on a voice call with each other so we could talk and it felt so nice to feel like I was with right there with a friend again. We would just do stuff like collecting things and setting up a little assortment of things on the beach for a "date" and it was soooo cute. We would stay up really late/wake up really early to play together when we didn't have school. I just really love animal crossing because it's so comfy and relaxing to play, but it holds a really special place in my heart because of that time.

Also, Colton is my best boy and I love him so much.

No. 505895

Yes that was me. Thank you!

No. 506101

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Today has been a really nice day!
Wore a cute outfit, got to go home from college early, cut my hair the shortest it's ever been and I look cute as frick with it, cleaned the house, cuddled with my cat, bought a new game (pic related) and had a really cozy bath!
Days like these feel like ultimate comfort; enough done to call it a productive day, but enough relaxation time that it wasn't stressful. I've really needed a confidence boost and alone time lately.

Semi-related, but lolcow has also felt so comfy lately. I love talking to sweet anons like >>505859
I hope you had a good day girls!

No. 506105

Had the first clear day all year and did some cleaning, cooked, watched a new fun show and i gonna go hang up some laundry now. It's not often i am productive but today feels good, anons.

No. 506391

I have an interview today after work and the nerves are starting to settle in, but a coworker of mine came up to me to chat with me about it and kept telling me all these nice things about myself… She was like "don't be worried! be confident! you've accomplished so much and you're so charming!" and just kept listing off things I've done and I always felt like they weren't enough or amounted to very much, especially compared to some of my peers, but it's nice to hear that someone thinks highly of what I've done and me as a person.

Hoping I can woo those interviewers today!

No. 506396

Best of luck to you, anon!
I'm sure you'll ace it.
Remember that everyone is a little nervous at interviews and interviewers understand that. I'm sure it'll go better than you think.

No. 507037

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I can't believe I actually finished college and passed the JLPT N3 test. 2019 was such a shit year that those happy news so early into 2020 give me hope

No. 507049

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I recently learned what fingerstyle guitar is after playing guitar (poorly and barely practicing) for two years and it changed everything.
I love fingerpicking so much.
I still don't know where the notes are located on my guitar but fingerpicking is so much more fun than chords or just pick-picking.
I would like to thank that one guy on a vid of a live sesh of a band I barely listen to commenting something about the guitarists finger picking because I wouldn't have known what fingerpicking is unless they did.

No. 507347

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I just randomly found the cutest stock photo and now you have to see it too

No. 507393

My workmate bought the 3 of us kazoos and we're gonna be so annoying next week I can't wait

No. 507432

They're so happy and content with everything. Thank you anon

No. 507742

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It sucks that both my parents aren't working right now (dad is out of a job and mum can't go to work because of a gas leak for 3 weeks), but Chinese New Year was this past Saturday and my dad made a traditional braised sea cucumber dish and we were all home to eat it. Nothing spectacular or particularly festive, but it feels nice to finally celebrate it with my family and my family only. Growing up we used to go over to family friends homes and I always thought it was so irritating because I would be stuck with kids my age that I didn't really know, and it was certainly festive but not really familial. I really prefer this.

And yesterday my aunt prepared a nice Chinese New Year meal too (fish, crispy fried pork, some other chicken dish, soup, etc) and it wasn't as fancy as pic related but still so good! My cousins bought a mousse cake from a bakery in the city that I really like too and it was nice to catch up with my cousins since we're all working now and I rarely ever get to see them nowadays.

Happy lunar new year to all who celebrate it!

No. 507770

you too, anon! my fiance and i were alone this year and had a cute hot pot date. got some cute rat decorations too.

No. 508004

I love my grandpa and I always make sure to buy this particular ice cream he likes so I can surprise him when I give him some, his face always lights up and he looks so happy ^ ^ We've also been bonding over the tennis season this month and he makes me laugh a lot

No. 508044

i have caught the flu for the first time in my life and my boyfriend has been taking such great care of me, even offered to cook even though he's not the greatest at it. he also is doing home office to make sure i'm alright, i love him so much! last year been such a terrible year and this one is going to be so much better. I can feel it

No. 508158

Living the dream there, Anon. I hope your relationship lasts and lasts!

I'm so happy I can have my own life and come back to my friends after awhile and catch up. We're close and it's like we haven't been away for months. When people can be independent adults and not discard your friendship because you don't speak to them every single day is so nice. Don't take good people for granted!

No. 508188

I'm glad that I've never stopped drawing, it really paid off in the end eh.

No. 508189

How long have you been drawing for anon?

No. 508199

I got really serious about drawing in 2013 so it's been 7 years now. I draw everyday for 2 to 4 hours when I feel like it, some days I dont and I let my mind rest.

No. 508237

I love the teletubbies sun baby. I used to watch the first few minutes before rushing to take the school bus because just watching it rise and laugh made my day better.

No. 508438

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You are both so cute.

No. 508537

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I'm getting a cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No. 508558

o happy day! i hope you and your kitty are a match made in heaven! (and don’t feel bad if kitty is scared for a while at first, just keep showing them you’re a nice human and eventually they will relax!)

No. 508605

Lived with a roommate who had a skittish dog that didn't quite trust strangers from a bad past before they adopted. Just moving slowly when they're around your walking space and letting them eat treats from your hand will build trust. Not sure if this can apply to cats but everyone likes food. Can't hurt really?

No. 508719

After ending almost living on the streets because of my ex and being this close to attempting suicide I'm slowly regaining faith in humanity again. A former colleague and his wife are hosting me until I can move in a new apartment. They don't want to charge me anything for the room. I've known them for many years and I knew they were good people but damn, they're like guardian angels. When I get home from work we usually watch Netflix together then I help her cook dinner while he cleans.
I'm moving in 2 weeks at my own place and she's telling me she's gonna miss me a lot. I want to cry because honestly I never thought there were still such good people in this world.

No. 509313

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I just got made employee of the month at my job. It's just retail so I know it's not terribly impressive, but not that long ago I was a NEET that was convinced I was too pathetic/nervous to work and would fuck up horribly at any job I had. Also today I bleached my dark brown hair and dyed it red and I love it! I'm just glad all my recent impulsive decisions have been paying off, after years of being overly careful as a side-effect of my anxieties.

No. 509318

Awesome! I'm glad that you're out there and taking charge of life. It feels so much better being out of the house and confident in your own style than in fear of the world outside.

No. 509551

hell yeah anon! if you can do that, i bet you can do many things you've doubted yourself about

No. 509647

So happy for you anon!! Don’t downplay your achievements. It might be “just retail” but retail can be fucking hard! What it may lack in complicated sorts of fancy office job maths and thinking, it makes up for in the grueling mental capacity you need to survive customer interactions of all kinds, not to mental all the physical demands of the job too. I worked retail for a couple of years and commend the people who stick with it (out of obligation or just cause they really like their job and want to stay- no shame either way! making an honest living is making an honest living no matter how you decide to go about it).

You’re doing a great job anon!! I wish you the best of luck and I’m so proud of you.

No. 509657

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thank you anons, I appreciate all the kind words!!

No. 511486

I've been going to the gym twice a week for a while now and I'm starting to see the effects! I've gotten so much stronger and it fills me with joy

No. 511601

I'm so happy for you anon!

I have such a weird relationship with my body and healthy eating/regular exercise, but I'm slowly trying to return to it and treat it just like a good ol' regular habit (like flossing!) that will do me good down the line rather than trying to achieve a ripped 0% body fat body. I did start bouldering a few months back and it's my favorite activity! It's like a physical and mental puzzle- so much fun.

No. 511701

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Just found out my favorite vocaloid composer from when I was a wee lass is available on Spotify!! All of his music is on there!

No. 511705

Anon!! Please talk about vocaloid with me!!
Who is it?
I usually just go on soundcloud for vocaloid.

No. 511706

me too! please share which composer!
who do you listen to on soundcloud?

No. 511711

My favourite composer is Nashimoto-P! He's the only that I mainly listen to. Neru used to be my favourite but I've listened to his work too much lol.

No. 511735

It's Dateken!!! I've always loved the Kagamine twins the best heh.

No. 511745

Because they are the best ahem

No. 511846

I think the longest I've gone to a gym before this was like a month and i wanted to quit after 2 weeks.

Now I've started weight lifting and the first three times I wanted death but the fourth time I fell in love. I'm still not as strong as my goal is but I can easily lift my starting weights now!!

No. 512325

I’d suggest some BCAA powder for your soreness. It’s $10 for a cannister here and lasts for awhile.

No. 512656

In recent weeks, I have been binging on so much shit and wasting my money on awful food uncontrollably, even beyond the point of where i am full and doing this while having a reasonable appetite otherwise. but for the past two days, I've managed to have control over my eating again and my need to binge has finally vanished.

No. 512672

I'm proud of you anon!!

No. 513368

>first day of the work week for me
>wake up early for once, enjoy the time researching nutrition, fitness, and beauty stuff
>arrive to my job
>barely any work for once
>based manager comes back from his trip, buys everyone food for doing such a good job while he was gone
>3 hours into the shift and we all get offered to go home if we want
>take it
>back at home, belly feels nice and content, got more time to myself and feeling max comfy
Today is a good day

No. 513490

based anon

No. 513492

I’m late, but that’s fantastic! Posts like this inspire me.

No. 514202

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I started a new position at my job thats a ton more work than its worth (bussing tables for less than min. wage) and every day I worry that I’m going to mess up or not complete the job description because it’s a lot of physical labor for someone with physical health issues, and I know I tend to struggle in close work environments because I can have somewhat off putting ways of expressing what I’m thinking or feeling due to being mentally ill. So far I’ve only been told I’m attentive and on top of things, and every time I finish my final objective before going home I look back and feel really good about myself and the work I did. There’s solace in looking at yourself and realizing you like yourself for the first time in your own perception. And I can identify that it’s myself! I don’t just look at myself and say ‘I like the person I’m becoming’, I say to myself, ‘I am so happy to get to see myself grow’. I’ve come a really long way in my life and I need to keep going and not let myself get the best of me.

No. 515530

I approached a guy I had a crush on in high school today at the coffee shop; he was out with friends. I was afraid of coming up to him because I didn't know what to say, and that it would be awkward. I had the perfect opportunity because his friends walked outside while he was cleaning the table. The last time I saw him at the shop I chickened out, several months ago. Managed to ask his number. Kinda sperged a little bit, but he was cool with it. My mom called me "ballsy" for doing it, lol.

Don't know if it will go anwhere or not, I'm not looking for that. Whatever happens, happens, but at least I know I put in the effort and that's all that matters to me.

Sounds like nothing, but I'm an (ex)depressed shut in trying to go out and do things. I'm also going bowling towmorrow for the first time in years, a kareoke bar later this month, and starting to learn piano again.

No. 515535

im proud of u anon that really was ballsy!!

No. 515839

I'm very proud of you anon! Enjoy your journey of becoming a better and more capable person. I hope your future will have wonderful things in store for you!

Damn anon, better not scare him off with those humongous balls of yours. But seriously, good for you! I'm too much of a fucking weenie to ever do shit like that. Hope it works out for you!

No. 515943

I just got a new job and won £20 on a free bet! Life is looking up for me for a change.

No. 516092

Hell yeah!! What's your new job anon?

No. 516129

Just retail, but it's better hours and a better company. I've gone from 7 to full time! It will be nice to not be living on bread crumbs for a change.

No. 516133

One of my favorite posts anon, congrats. I look forward to being where you are someday.

Thank you! I think I actually may have scared him off, lol. He seemed pretty disinterested, probably just gave me his number out of politeness. He rarely texts back, gives one sentance replies. Well, I tried. I don't have to let that eat me up now. Still, it hurts. I've been putting myself out there a lot lately and getting rejected: job interviews, military, etc. I hope I land something eventually.

No. 516134

That's right- you tried, and that's what really matters. Keep putting yourself out there anon. I'm sure something great will eventually come to you, if not soon, then eventually! I believe in you! Rejections do not and should not define you- I'm sure that you're wonderful and that guy is missing out. You don't need him anyway!

No. 516156

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Thanks again, anon. I'll keep reading your comment to myself from time to time as a remind. Messages stick better when they're meant by someone else.

I'm rarely attracted to people, maybe one person every year or so. This one, the feelings were strong. I know it's going to be a very long time before I meet someone else who gives me butterflies again. I think that's probably what's bothering me.

No. 516573

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I camped out and waited on the pc forever for the Colourpop x Sailor Moon collab and was able to buy the entire collection before it sold out! I'm so happy I could gift this to my lil sister after she's had a rough year.

No. 516575

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I read the first sentence and was really happy for you, and then I read the second sentence and I want to double over and cry about how fucking cute this is. You are a good person anon. I hope karma rewards you with a nice crisp $50 on the ground.

No. 516620

Same what the hell. You cutie anon, thats so sweet of you. Your little sister is lucky to have someome like you!

No. 516643

Last night I was browsing Pinterest and saw a super delicious looking recipe with short ribs as the main ingredient and I was like what the heck I’ll try something new. So I went to the grocery today and as I was perusing the short ribs selection I came across a mislabeled package for $0.24. Feels good, smells tasty now.

No. 516651

I changed my major and I'm finally glad I'm going for what I wanted all along. I never really believed in myself and was always down on myself for the time I've had to take off school because of medical reasons. I finally feel confident though and motivated to put in all the hard work to get to where I want, I also found out that it's not gonna take as long as I thought! Yay!!

No. 516670

I got a six-figure job that I didn't even apply for.

No. 516722

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i've been having a really stressful week, especially today, but my boyfriend surprised me with a guitar and i??? i'm so happy. still can't believe it. i've been writing a lot of music lately even though it's not my focus and i'm a robot STEM major. i offhandedly mentioned wanting to learn the guitar and he went out, did the research, and bought one for me.

he even got one with slightly smaller frets, because my hands are on the small side. it's so thoughtful… i can't wait to play for him. i'm gonna work really hard to learn!

No. 516725

i am high and thought your post originally read that you had found a delicious recipe with a man ingredient and that you went onto pick up a shorty at the grocery store for less than a quarter and then ate him and it smelled good. sorry i thought you were a cannibal anon hehe.

No. 516767

that's beautiful

No. 516809

That's fantastic anon!!

No. 516880

I hope everything went well with your new place! This really makes me happy to read and I'm so happy that you were able to have such a strong friendship with genuinely good people. I wish I could send you a housewarming gift or something!

No. 516888

thats so sweet of him anon awww. enjoy learning!

No. 517665

My bad acne flareup is finally dying down. I'll never have a clear face, but I was really distraught at how oily and plugged my face was getting and then to suffer huge nodule pimples, yuck.
I'm so happy it's mostly over!

No. 517698

I'm finally losing weight and I feel great about it! I still have pounds to drop and I'm far from done but I'm so happy that my effort is starting to pay off. Never give up fellow weight-losing farmers, give yourself a month and you'll start seeing results.

No. 517720

Thank you, anon, I needed this. Good luck!

No. 518149

Started talking to someone who shares the same exact ideals as me and is extremely respectful and I'm really excited about it. My pornsick ex always told me that I was being unreasonable regarding my beliefs and made me feel like I wasn't good enough, turns out I just needed to keep looking. I haven't been this excited about the future in a very long time!!

No. 518464

I bought my best friend splatoon 2 & bleach art books as well as this kakashi nendoroid. She already knows about the bleach one but the splatoon and kakashi things are gonna be a total surprise. I’m so excited for her to see it!! I love giving people gifts yo!! I wish I was rich so I could buy my friends and family cool things more often!

No. 519173

I'm slowly getting one of my grades up. By trying really hard I was able to bump my 78 to an 87. If I continue at this rate I'll be able to get a 90 by the end of the year

No. 519179

That's so great anon! I hope your studies will continue to go well! What are you studying?

No. 519544

I have had the same best friend since I was 5 years old. She is honestly such a light in my life. We would play every-single-day when we were kids, did literally everything together, and would video chat every day we couldn't be together.

When she was in high school and I was working, she got into drugs, partying, and ended up in really shitty, scary situations (rape, sexual assault). For 4 years or so we didn't communicate hardly at all and I lost touch with her life. I didn't know what she was doing or how she was doing. I remember feeling really shitty about it at the time, but I'd dropped out of high school to work 14 hr. shifts and didn't really have the time or energy.

After she graduated we got back into touch and started hanging out again, here and there. she took me out of my birthday and we talked like nothing had changed, just like we were 10 again, gossiping and catching up. We started hanging out more regularly, and this is when she told me about the assaults, drugs, her self esteem, etc. I felt guilty as fuck, if I had stayed in high school I could have baby sat her, protected her, literally murdered her rapist, or something ya know.

3 years ago she got into a relationship with an absolute leech. This is leech was a good friend of mine from high school, and I actually introduced them. I also felt incredibly guilty about this. He treated her so horribly and she stayed for so long trying to make it work. A couple months ago she started venting about him, and she started coming over more and more mostly to vent, for which she always apologized. She constantly says "oh I'm sorry you have to hear about this again" or "I don't wanna annoy you guys" and it was breaking my heart. She has no one ( I mean no one) to talk to, so these 4 years she's just been stewing in anger, frustration, and abuse. I told her, crying, that she is more than welcome to just go on for hours and that she deserves to have someone know what she's going through. I told her she always has a bed here, she can always call me for rides, I would never judge her about drugs and she could always count on me to help her in any situation. I also gave her advice regarding her bf. She expressed she was very grateful for it but was still very apologetic and nervous to get into it. I had my doubts that she felt what I said was genuine, like maybe I was just trying to be nice, however i was wrong.

Two weeks ago she took my advice and thanked me; she broke up with him and stood up for herself. I have literally never been more proud of a human being in my LIFE. I want to sob and jump and scream about it. She has been seeing other guys and living her life, she seems so genuinely happy now, I'm crying writing this and thinking about it. She's got a good job, no soul sucking, money sucking, gaslighting twat. She told me he wouldn't let her hang out, or would text and call her constantly while she was out, and said she feels horrible that we didn't talk for so long. I told her that it's not just her fault, that I didnt reach out either, and the guilt i felt about not being there for her/introducing her to leech. Since then we have had quite a few heartfelt talks and I've never felt closer to someone other than my s/o. Just that feeling of complete vulnerability and not giving a shit what you're wearing or if your interests are too geeky or whatever, just complete contentedness to sit on our phones in the same room and not feel awkward or like you need to entertain them.

Since she broke up with him we have been hanging out every single day practically, or just sending each other memes and shoes via text. She keeps me updated on her tinder stuff, yesterday she signed up for a gym membership with me and my bf and worked out with us 2 days in a row. We made a gym routine, made some food/dieting plans, and we are going to help each other learn and get ripped.

Tldr; loose touch with childhood best friend, after a few years reconnect and feel overjoyed that our relationship is the exact same. Having someone to talk to every day, someone who wants to just sit at your house and tell you about their life..
I'm so happy anons. I got my best friend back

No. 519583

3 months clean of SH, mental health has improved overall and im as happy as an otter that found it’s rock. Hoping to be clean forever and to be happier.

No. 520286

It’s finally really nice outside where I live so I went walking on a trial by a river, and it’s also next to a dog park so I kept passing people that are also enjoying the weather with really cute, well behaved dogs

No. 520315

i start my externship today!!! wish me luck anons

No. 520328

That's beautiful anon I teared up reading your story, I didn't expect such a happy end but I'm really glad that it was. I wish all the best for her and hope you guys stay friends forever

No. 520337

Proud of you anon! I hope things will continue to get better for you from here on out.

Good luck!!

This sounds so great and amazing. I love taking walks so much, especially in the early morning, and walking down a trail by a river while passing by lots of dogs sounds like the dream.

No. 521282

> Be me, first time seller on ebay
> Context : burn out from work/depression, on sick reduced pay, not thinking straight or paying attention to shit
> Money is getting tight so need cash asap
> Got a fancy 500 £ watch offered to me by work, brand new, unopened, decide to put it up for sale
> Shady ebay buyer contacts me, interested to buy
> me : sees red flags left and right but don't really clock cause shitty depressed brain
> ebay notification : payment on hold, send package!
> me, dumbass, send the package to a PO box of some sorts as per buyers instruction
> ebay genuine message: XXXX buyer is a fraud, do not send them anything
> me crying at the end of my rope FUCK

So yeah this happened. I saw all the red flags (buyer's inactive accounts for 12 months, requested address different from the one registered on Ebay by buyer etc), and being not in my right mind I just went along. I never clocked that ebay fake email notifications were on my outlook (my ebay address is gmail). Fraudster asked my PayPal email which is outlook. I was so confused because I never ever realised these were fake emails lol.
Called ebay, they can't do shit.
Called royal mail same story.
Called receiving PO box company? Well well well. Now that's interesting. I talk to several people at this company and mention I contacted the police too (true), and they tell me they will investigate asap.
A few days later, they ask me to confirm my details and today, I received my watch back.
I'm so relieved and grateful. It could truly have been lost because I was just too damn stupid to use ebay. I can't believe I was had this easily. These were glaring fraud stuff, fuck my stupidity. I'm lucky this company was willing to help retrieve a stolen watch.
So today is happy day, I truly needed this watch back.

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I ran into an old highschool friend yesterday who I haven't seen in years! I came home to a letter in the mail and it was a birthday card sent by Chewy for my dog's birthday (so cute! she's turning 16 tomorrow!). Also got something in the mail from REI co-op and it's my dividend! Only $17 but heck yeah $17 in the mail! I finally drew a cityscape that I didn't entirely hate (and now I'm a little stressed about painting it but lol)!

Holy shit I'm so glad everything worked out in the end for you.

No. 521638

I feel you anon, I love spoiling my friends so much because they deserve it! I'm well off and a lot of my friends are broke students and working shitty low pay jobs so I love giving them gifts and buying meals etc. and luckily none of them abuse my generosity. Making others happy is the best.

No. 521641


You're both so sweet ! Great friends omg. Love reading these. Thanks for sharing, anons.

No. 521643

Shitty thing to have to deal with all while out of work from stress/depression. Glad this had a happy ending

No. 521660

Thank you anon that's nice of you to say. Yeah at the time it just added up to the whole pile of dirt in my mind and I was like fuck it, this scammer is not getting away with it. I went berserk contacting every number I could kek. Thanks to the shipping company for fixing my mistake in the end. I'm so glad it's sorted. Small victories

No. 521784

I went to my hairdresser yesterday and I finally feel pretty again after getting roots done and having freshly blonde hair.

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tomorrow’s my birthday and even though i work that day i’m sitting here eating chocolate covered strawberries and having a brunch with friends on sunday
life good

No. 521885

Been in a pretty bad depressive neet phase last 6 months.

My close friend helped go over my CV and spoke about my good qualities which feels both amazing to read and foreign but thats how she sees me.

I also just had a message from a old work friend saying they still talk about me and miss me and want to catch up.

its hard to put into words but it sort of feels like a rare moment of genuine love, even if its not a big deal.

just feels like a nice tight warm safe hug, even makes me tear up a little lol

No. 522064

trying big hard to do my dream while making money, got a very physical job in the sun and heat and even though it's physically awful it feels so good coming home from a day of it.
also, trying to art more and the tips on the art threads here are fantastic. big love for anons rn ilu guys

No. 522138

Moments ago I was walking around the apartment park around 5 times or so since I was bored when I suddenly found a $5 bill on the ground I genuinely feel happy because I have never found anything so special before.I find this quite funny because when I was walking I was also thinking about finding money or a lost wallet in the ground

No. 522141

I really love my boyfriend, he's such a caring man and he's always helping people on the road. He's probably the kindest person I know. Bless his mother for raising such a great person, I love her as well. I don't come from a decent home but his family has only been accepting and kind to me. I'm currently battling a chronic condition but he's been there for me at every turn. I really hope it stays this way.

No. 522179

Sorry to hear about your condition. I would imagine it would be tough for anyone to endure. Really glad to hear that you have people in your life to support you through these tough times.

No. 522288

only started experiencing intimacy about a year ago but most of it wasn't stellar, as well as pretty scarce.
a little over two weeks ago i started texting this guy and it was going great. first date went well but very platonic. second date lasted a full 24 hours, almost to the minute.
going on a third date tomorrow and it's really hard not to feel super clingy given it's my first ever relationship…but i like it too!

No. 522656

Nice one anon.
I once found a 50 eur bill at a time when my bank account was totally dry and I had been starving for 3 days. I had just lost my first job too. There was like a whole 50 eur bill floating around, no one in sight, couldn't believe my luck.
Enjoy yours !

Enjoy the butterflies anon !

No. 522916

I broke up with my emotionally abusive ex almost a month ago. Since then, I rushed a sorority, started hanging out with so many friends, have gone on a few casual dates with different guys who treat me so nicely, and have been dressing up and wearing makeup nearly every single day. I’m smoking a lot less pot than I used to when I was with him, I’m getting more sleep, and I can’t believe that people want to hang out with me because I was so used to being constantly criticized and told that I was embarrassing/too quiet/too clingy/not clingy ENOUGH in social situations. We were only together for 5 months, but I couldn’t believe how low I felt for about 4 of those months until I found out that I don’t feel that way without him. I’m slowly getting my self esteem back, doing so much new and exciting stuff, and re-learning that I’m a fun and kind person who people want to be around. It feels so good anons!!!!! Would 10/10 recommend breaking up with anyone who makes you feel like less of a person and criticizes you over everything — you don’t have to change (and they won’t)!!

No. 522927

Glad you're doing better. Have been through similar, mental health went to shit but lifted the moment I was single again.

One thing I'd say is maybe don't rush into dating so soon afterward. Dating within a month of leaving an abusive situation is fast. Take some time for yourself and enjoy your newly improved friendships

No. 522944

Thanks anon! I totally agree about not rushing into dating, like I said it’s just casual at this point— I’m not looking for a relationship, I’m really just “dating around” and staying completely unattached and fun (I tried to do that before I dated my ex but he forced me to commit to him within 2 weeks of dating). I totally intend on staying celibate for a little bit too, right now I am just not in the mood to get attached. Thank you for the concern though!

No. 524152

I finally stood up for myself!
I had to cut off my ex since, while we were friends, he treated me poorly so I put my foot down and cut him off. It sucked, but I had to do it.

No. 524237

Good for you anon!! You don't need people dragging you down in your life!

No. 524540

I went to a climbing meeting up today for the first time. I was early so I awkwardly sat at the bouldering area until the meetup coordinator came and it ended up only being me, her, and one other dude. We had such a great time and even when the guy left, I stayed chatting with the lady until it got pretty late and we both had to go home. It’s nice to meet brand new people outside of my previous hobby bubble. It feels so refreshing, and I’m excited to see them again next month. I usually only boulder but they only toprope and were kind enough to belay for me, but I think this weekend I’m going to finally go and buy a harness and get belay certified.

I was having a really rough time yesterday because of period brain, but today has really lightened up. I’m picking up my animal crossing switch tomorrow too!

No. 524553

Are you the same anon who talked about bouldering on some other thread? Anyways, glas to read this and good thing you feel better now!

No. 524571

That was probably me!! lol I feel like I’m the only one who posts about it

No. 524576

Hell yeah, bouldering anon!

No. 525139

I found a lost hairband on the floor a week ago, it's a little pink coily thing like those old landphone cables and the shape is perfect because it puts less tension on my scalp and doesn't choke the hair back like a regular hair tie. Feels sooo much better to wear.

No. 525193

Pokemon go cancelled their community day this weekend. They don't want people heading out to play because of the virus.

But they're now offering 30 incense for practically free. Each lasts an hour and the spawn rates are much higher than usual incense.. 30 hours of at home bliss! I live in such a wet and windy part of my country that every community day is ruined for me.. this worked out well

No. 525485

Found a half full bottle of tea tree oil and a full little bottle of painkillers! Was sure I had ran out of both and sad I can't go to the store due to an injury. It's the little things anons!

No. 526856

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Not something that has happened to me directly, but I figured I should post it in this thread because it really warmed my heart anyway.

One of my favorite youtubers posted on her patreon that she was going to give money to anyone who just got fired or was on unpaid sick leave because of the virus (limited to current patreons ofc). She didn't say how much she was giving way, just that it would be her entire last month's patreon earnings, and that she would try to disperse it as evenly as she could to as many people as she could. I told one of my coworkers about this and she said "yeah, but there's probably going to be some liars, huh?" That's probably true, there are bad eggs everywhere, but it really warmed my heart to see so many comments on the patreon post saying things like "Thanks for doing this! I upped my monthly pledge to you! Is there anything else I can do to support?" which made me think, well I think there's more good than bad out there right now. She only offers two tiers, both under $10, so people going out of there way to pledge as much as $25 is really nice. Yeah, people gotta look out for themselves during this time, but people also choosing to look out for others as much as possible, whether it's donating or choosing to still buy as much food as they can afford to keep their favorite mom and pop food shops open is like a nice sliver of light during these dark times.

Stay safe out there anons! I love all of you.

No. 538519

me and my girlfriend's one year anniversary is today! trying to think how to make it special and romantic during shelter in place order

No. 538540

Congratulations anon! Maybe you can both cook some nice comforting food or maybe order some good. I saw in another thread about building a fort and I think that's cute too.

No. 538542

yeah! fort is a go. we're making pasta and salad together too along with some glasses of gin and oj, and hot cheetos as a snack. i'm also writing a love letter. Thanks!!

No. 543617

I've lost 10 pounds and still have 5 to go until I hit a BMI of under 25. It's a drag to diet and exercise but I'm gonna fucking do this!!! After I reach my first goal I'm gonna drop 10 more and wear all the cute clothes I couldn't as a fatty-chan, just you wait

No. 543618

Congrats, though tbh if you can't find cute clothes as a fattychan these days then you're doing it wrong. There's tons of cute shit even for planets now.

No. 543619

I'm forcing myself to be more positive even though I feel like shit on the inside. I sent an email to my coworkers wishing them good health during quarantine (even though I don't like them) and to me that's character development.

No. 543626

Ohh im so proud of you nonny! I hope you make it thats such great news!

Im trying to lose weight as well and Ive lost 2kg so far this week i still have to lose 15kg more before I reach my goal. Small steps but Im sorta getting there

No. 543766

It's still unflattering and only fits one type of fat

No. 546168

Recently got a rescue dog, and I honestly cry thinking about him haha. I went into ptsd treatment some time before I got him, and he's been such a help/distraction. Feels like i' m helping him with his trauma while I'm working on mine :')

No. 546513

So happy for you and your new dog! Thank you for welcoming them into your home, and I hope you’ll find a home in them too. My dog had brought an unimaginable amount of love and joy into my life and my family’s life. A life without dogs (or whatever pet tickles your fancy) isn’t really a life worth living to me. They ask for so little, but repay you tenfold. Enjoy your new life journey with your new friend, I hope it will be a very long and fulfilling ride for you both!!!!

No. 553467

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My boyfriend made me laugh and told me I was so pretty and that he can't wait to get me a dog. We need to move to a flat that allows pets but that's on hold given current events but I can wait! I'm so happy

No. 555435

I laid loads of grass seed on bare patches in my garden a week ago. I've been watering the seed every day but nothing happened. The back of the pack said to expect results in 4 days.

Saw cute baby grass today and I'm so happy :) my babies are here!

Since covid I've become a Dad obsessed with the lawn and am in the process of feeding it, weeding it and regrowing it until it's perfect. I decided to start this journey when my bf called animal crossing "gardening simulator" and I thought… Hang on, our real yard sucks.

Anyway I'm so happy the grass is growing! The moss and clover and other weeds are dying off thanks to the lawn feed I chose and I'm gonna water it every day!

No. 555485

congrats anon! I'm in the process of trying to grow 4 different flowers from seed and today I noticed a whole section had grown baby sprouts over night. Can't remember which breed it was but I'm so happy one of them worked out since nothing grows easy here. Hope another section sprouts over the next week but we'll see.

No. 555701

Wtf anon why would you do that? Biodiversity is good for the local wildlife, you're fucking over all the small creatures that live you - bumblebees, butterflies, rabbits, etc. Mow if you want to, pluck out any weeds you don't like, but stuff like clover and moss and yes, even dandelions are very good for the wildlife. Don't fall prey to rich people golf lawn culture.

No. 555931

Weeds and prickles can get fucked but clover is sooo good for lawns.

No. 557128

I posted in the past about my ex and what he had done to my sister. She's done really well with her therapy. This week I scheduled my first therapy appt ever. It's on monday. I've never been and although I'm nervous, I'm almost relieved that I might finally be moving in the right direction for what feels like the first time in 2020.

No. 558442

I hope good things come to you anon!! Don’t be discouraged if therapy doesn’t work for you at first either, keep trying to find the therapist for you! I’ve been through my fair share of therapists but I feel like only one of them has really made a difference for me.

No. 559376

Update on him if anyone cares haha! Been training him 20-40 minutes everyday, with basic commands such as sit, come, lay down and he has become super well-behaved in a relatively short time. Still gotta practice on leash walking and dog encounters but it all seems to be falling into place now which makes mesooo happy. He seems to have calmed down and he also trusts me a lot more now which makes me incredibly happy

No. 559454

i had an incomplete for a course but my professor gave me an assignment i could do to finish it. it took a week to finish but i did it so i'm officially done with the semester!
my sister's baby is due tomorrow and i've been quarantining for a month (we weren't sure when the baby was coming) and i'm excited to help take care of my niece and help my sister and her family for a while, then go back to seeing my girlfriend and do my own grocery shopping.

No. 559501

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I had such a hard time finding a salaried job out of college and became a depressed mess for 2 years, finally turned things around this year and I feel like I'm dreaming. I feel giddy when my weekly paycheck goes through. I want to dance every time! I just can't believe the number in my bank account keeps going up!!!!

No. 559502

so happy for u !!!!! ur amazing keep it up!!!

No. 559610

Proud of you!! Inspirational for me

No. 561097

Holy shit, I heard some weird noises outside my window (which faces the road and front garden) and was starting to get paranoid someone was in the garden randomly at 2am. I look up from my bed to see a deer eating away at the flowers and grass. I immediately call my mum to have a look, just observing it in awe, taking some photos.. and discover there's another deer in the garden! They ate all the flowers and casually walked down the stairs and up the road heading back up the mountain, I guess.

I live up one of the mountain-sides a 10 minute bus ride from the city centre where I live. I know there's deer in the mountains here but I never thought I'd see one, let alone two of them in my front garden only a few metres away from me. I feel really blessed to have had this experience. What wonderful animals to behold. I'm just feeling a bit more at peace with the universe atm and thought I'd share.

No. 561101

this is so cute. I'm jealous. I just had a bird run into my window and get it's foot stuck in between the glass and wood and eventually fly away chirping bloody murder.

No. 561306

One of my final exams for this year that I had this week went so much better than I thought. We get alternative at-home exams because of corona now and they're significantly harder while relying even more on self-studying so I was really scared for it. But it went really well!! I think I will get a good grade.

A few more exams to go and my school year is done!! And I already have a fulltime summer job lined up so I will earn my uni fees + books for next year during the summer woohoo so I'll remain student debt free for another year.

No. 561357

Awwh anon this is so cute. I live in a motorhome and ive been staying in montana for the past few months, and there are deer everywhere. A few days ago i was walking and saw a big fat turkey walking through the rv park. I also have a bird feeder i hang up when we park and a small group of hummingbirds showed up early this morning. Seeing wildlife always makes my day so much better!

No. 561435

So my bf has very vivid, intense (bordering on nightterrors sometimes) dreams. My bf woke up this morning crying, like not choke sobbing but crying really hard. He got up, hugged me super tight, and said that had a very realistic dream about someone shooting me and me dying while he couldn't do anything, and at first thought it was still real when he woke up. I guess anyone would be sad about a dream like that but I've never seen him cry so hard. It kinda scared me at first but he explained how real it was and how distraught he felt. Hes been super needy this morning and it makes me feel so good. I feel bad about him having the dream but just his reaction and how grateful and happy he was to see me alive made me feel so flattered and treasured like.. fuck. The way he hugged me, buried his face in my hair, stroked my hair and held my head and kissed my forehead made me feel like I was worth something, more more than just something. I've struggled with suicidal thoughts since I was 13, he doesn't have a clue but he does a really good job at making me feel wanted and loved. I've always fell in line with the cliche "no1curr if I die" thought process, even with him just because of my low sense of self worth. Today though, it was kinda like dying and coming back as a ghost to go to your own funeral, and seeing that people -are- affected by it. Ik I'm rambling at this point but it was so sweet and I feel like I deserve to be alive.

No. 561503

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I've managed to lose 10 pounds this last month and I'm so excited seeing the results of my hard work. I've taken up making my own calendars and charts to keep track of my progress and it makes me feel so happy and organized. I still have a lot more weight to lose, but it's getting easier everyday to stay on track! Even my mood has become so much better and my pants/t shirts are fitting so much looser now!! I'm just so happy about it, can't wait for my cuter clothes to fit me again!

Did not see this before I typed my previous post but AAAAHH congrats anon!! Keep at it, your hard work will pay off!!

No. 561528

That's so cute anon. I'm glad for you.

No. 564486

For the first time in what seems like a year, I feel good.
I got my hair cut, I'm almost at the end of my prior notice, I have psych appointment scheduled and I follow them.
I'm also grateful for some anons reponses to my suicidal rants. I really needed it when I was feeling so alone.

It feels like there's a possibility of a future again.

No. 566126

My government are providing free sanitary products in schools across my country. I'm not in high school anymore but I'm happy that it's an option being provided to those who really need it

No. 566202

This is fucking adorable anon, but you're making me insanely jealous kek. I wish you two the best!

No. 566332

My dad usually gathers some biscuits and makes tea and brings it to my room unannounced and it's the sweetest thing ever. Sometimes it's the little things that matter, and it makes me realise how lucky i am to have people who love me and do nice things for me when they don't even need to. It just makes me feel very grateful and warm haha idk I'm so glad I have a dad like that

No. 566414

Congrats, anon. That's really cute and nice.

No. 567178

I was pretty depressed for a while thinking the guy I was into lost interest in me, but recently he's been going out of his way to do some really nice things; stuff I'd mentioned in the past I liked or would like if he did.

Maybe it's just plain ordinary/friendship-y kindness, and I'm not going to jump to conclusions, but it feels nice never the less!

No. 567377

today is my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend, I haven't been able to hold down a relationship for this long since my first bf (and I only agreed to go out with him because he wouldn't leave me tf alone, he cried every every time I tried to end it so I stayed for 2 years lmfao)

I'm BPDfag so it's pretty difficult for me to hold back from being WAY too much esp with a partner, but I think my thought patterns and coping mechanisms have become a lot healthier since we started dating and I feel more secure in my sense of self and confident that my bf loves me. hopefully I will continue to get better.

Anyway, just happy that this relationship has lasted this long. I can't see hime because we are in lockdown separately but just wanted to gush about it.

No. 567393

This is the wholesome content i'm here for. I love it

No. 567460

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sometimes I just love you salty bitches

No. 567613

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I love you too bitch

No. 567654

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This site is much more useable after enabling 4chan x

No. 567656

Did you use the script in meta or did you use your own?

No. 567657

I'm not aware of any script posted in meta? It's not my own. I just added lolcow into the @include rules.

No. 567865

How did you do it? pls teach me anon san

No. 567917

I feel proud of myself today and I really hope I'm getting closer to getting where I want in life, even if there's so much work left to do until I get there.

No. 568292

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The guy I'm seeing arranged a playdate today with our mutual friend and I (since we've both been complaining to him about wanting to hang out with each other for a while). We're both socially awkward/introverted so our plan is to just lay around and do nothing. It sounds perfect, honestly.

No. 568334

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God I love Canada. Old Quebec City is such a beautiful town and it brings a little glimmer of brightness into my day to know that I'll get to live there one day. I just want to live in a town that isn't a boring country town with nothing to do. I want to do so much with my life no matter how pathetic I feel some days.

No. 568347

I was thinking about going to a weekend trip to Toronto at some point. Or Vancouver because it’s the closest Canadian city to me. Can’t do any traveling right now obviously. What are some other cool places to visit in Canada aside from Toronto/Vancouver/Quebec?

No. 568353

i've lived in montreal for a bit, can recommend quebec!

No. 568392

If you like mountains and shit, I'd recommend Banff/seeing the Rockies. If you like potatoes and lobster and shit, I'd recommend PEI/Halifax/St. John's in the Atlantic.

I've never been to these places myself as a Canadian but I hear that these places are beautiful by people who have.

No. 568672

I got a job! It doesn't seem like the best job and it's definitely not where I want to end up in life but the money I can save and having work means I can get on with my life, live independently and plan my future! I feel so happy.

No. 568724

Congrats, anon! Being financially independent is amazing.

No. 568872

I took a walk around my neighborhood yesterday and today, and I’m hoping to keep it up. I tried doing at home workouts but it’s hard to motivate myself everyday to do it, it feels like a chore. But walks have always been a favorite past time of mine. It’s great to enjoy cool weather when it’s too warm in the apartment, but I like daydreaming while I walk (while still paying attention to my surroundings ofc lol) and listening to music. When I lived in Japan, I used to walk 30 minutes to school instead of using the train because I was being cheap, but after a while it was just the better choice for me- it truly felt like I was making the most of living there and soaking in everyday life (I used to take the side streets and over the span of a year I walked past the same areas and slowly watched some homes being built, put up for sale, and eventually seeing families move into it). Walking around my neighborhood back home feels so grounding and peaceful. I’m not rushing anywhere, I can walk at my own pace, I can enjoy the sights. I haven’t left my house for two months outside of taking my dog out (she doesn’t like taking long walks or staying out long because she’s old and lazy), so it feels good. My legs are also feeling a little sore and tired after only a 30 minute walk and it feels a little pathetic, but at the same time, I really welcome the feeling after so long of staying cooped up at home.

No. 568882

I love walking too!! I took it for granted then but walking to and from school listening to music and watching the leaves change throughout the year probably held my mental health together. It’s just so nice to feel outdoors breeze and smell your neighborhood. Idling in front of a nice house garden and trying to stalk a stray cat and noticing whimsical mailboxes. Just standing below the open sky is incredible, cannot be experienced by looking out the window. Wishing you many many pleasant promenades!

No. 568992

Yes!!!! It’s truly amazing. I wish I lived near big parks like some of my friends do- the idea of taking an early morning walk and basking in the fresh air and light of a new day surrounded by greenery makes me so happy. I feel like the “I like long walks on the beach” is such a cliche thing to say, but damn do long walks on the beach sound fucking amazing. And I wish the same for you anon!! I wish we could be walking buddies lol. My friends don’t really like the idea of aimless walks for leisure.

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Today marks two years that I've been mentally stable. Holy shit. I thought I could never do it, and I remember even venting on lolcow about how I thought I was going to kill myself soon and that things couldn't possibly get better.
If anyone told me back then I'd feel this good consistently, I wouldn't have believed it. Feels really nice to finally reach a place where I know I can do things I like and feel nice about them, and whenever something bad happens I can react like a normal person.
Ah, this is genuinely really nice. I hope you're all well, farmers.

No. 569112

I started dieting and running!
I gained like 5kg over the last three months which is a lot for my frame and i felt like absolute crap. All motivation gone. So I forced myself to start and itțs not going too bad, but I hope Ițll manage to lose the weight before life gets in the way again.

No. 569113

Good job anon! Keep at it!

No. 569118

Thank you anon!

No. 569204

I'm so happy for you anon!! I went through similar things and am now in a lot better place. I sometimes go back into the old vent threads and find my suicide posts and can't imagine how that was me. It's truly freeing to be at peace with ourselves. I spent a lot of my college years glorifying mental illness because of the group of friends I had, but many things have happened since I stopped being friends with them and I'm now at peace. No more 'uwu im a sad pwincess while spouting the weird eternal struggle for happiness (while purposely keeping it out of arms reach for myself)' bullshit.

No. 569289

I woke up from a surgery a few hours ago. And my surgeon said everything went good!

(I had a large(9 cm) fibroid removed)

No. 569292

Glad you made it through okay!

No. 569326

Walking is quite difficult for me atm but I went outside, enjoyed the sun, fed some ducks and ordered a memory card for my switch!

No. 569328

Baked some delicous pastries today and I cannot wait to make them again.
Sounds like a nice and chill day anon

No. 570886

I just read a post that said she's sad that she got no close female friend. And now I'm super grateful for my best friend. We know each other for 12 years and we love each other so much. We make sleep overs and do all kind of funny things. We want to buy a house one day and live together.

No. 570900

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Today I went to a book shop for the first time in months. Being stuck at home for the past few months really messed with my mental health and productivity, so having a bit of normality and a physical book to read feels amazing.

No. 570944

i decided to start the depo shot at home because of corona. despite being scared i was able to give myself the shot, now i don't have to worry about going to get it at all, it just gets shipped to my door and i use it.

No. 570971

I got back into cosplay recently after I got with my gf who's a cosplayer. I was getting tired of the bitchyness, thotery and tribal behaviour but now I'm just focusing on the crafting aspects and don't care about other people's shit. It's made me feel less useless and unproductive to make an EVA Foam Power Rangers cosplay.

Also started 3D printing a helmet on my tiny resin 3D printer to see if I could do it. It's going well so far.

No. 570974

I got a hula hoop today!! It came in the mail. Hula hooping all around my apartment now.

No. 571173

I stopped cosplaying because I got broken up with my girlfriend who’s a cosplayer and too much of it reminded me of her (plus the thottery and bitchiness of the community didn’t really help me want to stay). I miss the crafting and sewing aspect of it so much, I hope one day I can go back to it with a clear mind and appreciation of the craft.

No. 571468

i got into my dream graduate program and i'll be moving to the capital, to attend a university that seems like a very good environment for people with similar goals and interests as me.
i will miss living so close to my boyfriend but in the end, this is very important to me. it's like the ultimate representation of my blossoming as a person. goals and happiness seemed unfathomable two years ago…look at me now!

No. 571471

Girl, I love this!! This made me genuinely smile.

No. 571736

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2019 was a rough year for me. 2020 absolutely fucking SUCKS, don’t get me wrong, but I can’t even really remember 2019. I remember specific events, but they just exist in space and time and I don’t tie them to 2019. That whole year feels like a really fuzzy, blurry memory. Sometimes I feel like I’m currently living in 2019, because my memory feels it last left off at the end of 2018 and now we’re just starting from there. I was extremely depressed and dealing with bouts of what I now realize was probably depersonalization, all because of a break up.

But now I’m here. I feel comfortable in my body. Not in a tranny sort of way, but in a… I’m not some misplaced soul who exists in this flesh suit that’s running on autopilot sort of way. I don’t feel like my body is just a shell, I finally feel like it’s my body. It feels right. My thoughts are mine, my emotions are mine, everything I do is because I want to do it, not because I’m trying to figure out what “I” would be doing as if I’m some sort of imposter in a suit. 2019 feels like someone slammed the hard reset button in my brain. I’m no longer who I was before 2019- but I no longer miss and yearn to become or copy who that person was. I feel like a completely separate entity, and I’m perfectly fine like that. I’m happy, I’m at peace. I’m not without my own struggles, but those things don’t really bother me. They’re just all a part of my existence and proof that I’m real.

Sorry for the weird, spiritual mumbo jumbo lol. I really didn’t feel real for the longest time, I felt like a placeholder in my body until my previous/“real” self came back. Of course I know I’m still that same self, with more emotional and mental maturity, but in my head it feels like she’s gone or dead, and it’s just me left. Anyway, I saw this photo on twitter and it reminded me of that feeling lol. I’m perfectly alright no longer being the same, it’s for the better honestly.

No. 572205

Anon with verbally abusive ex who just moved tf out has happy update: I’m finally getting the rest of my shit tomorrow, set up all new stuff at new apartment I got through weird connection, close to my family, still have old job, and despite all the stupid passive aggressive shit my ex has been txting me (I have to keep in contact just for planning purposes at this point) I have ignored it, only sent relevant info, and moved on. Also inspired my little brother to move on in a physically and verbally abusive relationship (his ex was hitting him, threatening suicide, etc) that he was also in for almost 3 years. And I can finally be there for my mom (physically) who recently lost her dad. my parents are awesome and I regret being so far away from them. I have nowhere else to brag and because this is anonymous I’ll disclose the one thing I haven’t told a soul… or maybe I did here already I can’t fuckin remember so forgive me: he video taped me having sex with him without my knowledge or consent and then told me a year into our relationship after I had signed a lease with him. He acts like he’s mother Teresa because he could have just kept it a secret, and told me that his therapist laughed and said it wasn’t that big of a deal, further making me question whether or not it was worth getting so upset about. The final string is being cut tomorrow, thanks lolcow for letting me vent and celebrate.

No. 572215

I think the Coronavirus and not being able to go out for school/work has really affected people. In 2019 I had a pretty busy social life and was constantly traveling because I got to study abroad. Now I've been stuck inside not really talking to anyone and acting like a total NEET. I feel like I'm really stagnating and it could be hard to believe that the 2019 and 2020 me have been the same person. But when things open up again I feel like we'll be more like our past selves.

No. 572283

Congrats on your new freedom anon.
I'm sorry you had to go through that. The secret recording is dodgy as hell, there are no good reasons for someone to do that. I'm glad you get to be closer to your family now.

No. 572295

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I'm this anon and it took some work and Jackson Galaxy videos but my kitty is really responding to me and becoming the sweetest, most cudddly thing ever. She cuddles with me and lets me play with her paws and sits on my lap while I do work. I love her and I truly feel as though I have the best, little furry roommate.

No. 572297

she is soooooooooo pretty please say hi to her from me.

No. 572322

OMG anon she's so cute!! Good luck to you both!

No. 572414

I went to the gym for the first time since the lockdowns and I was surprised by how nice it was, there was only around five other people working out so everyone was off in their own spaces. This is definitely a good time for people who are nervous about going to a gym to try one out.

No. 572762

ooooh she's so pretty and cute!! What a cutie!! I'm glad you're enjoying your lil fur roommate!

No. 574945

Started to get up early because I have to return to work. Yesterday and this morning I went to go wake up my dog after stretching so we can both eat our breakfast and she can go on her walk, but before all of that, I sit down on the floor so we can cuddle a little. She wobbles over because she's very old and very sleepy, and once she gets between my legs, she immediately flops on the floor and shows me her belly while rubbing her face against me. Pure bliss. She can be a big stinky asshole sometimes, but I love her so much. There's nothing like waking up and being loved by your pet.

No. 574982

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my cat got featured on fat cat Instagram page!! Ik it’s dumb but it made me really happy that they thought he was cute enough to post. there were only a few comments and not as many likes on it compared to other posts on the page but it warms my heart that other people from around the world can enjoy a picture of my baby boy, I love him more than anything on the earth. pic attached is the picture I sent.

No. 574990

Aww, congrats, anon! He's adorable.

No. 575000

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My mom is fostering a pair of orphaned baby raccoons (out of nowhere, never would have thought she'd be the animal fostering type). They're too skittish to hold yet but I got to see them yesterday and I've seen so many pics and videos of baby raccoons and seeing one in person was still so thrilling and adorable. And I never thought I would ever have the chance to.

No. 575008

raccoons are actually super sweet, anon, but they have little hands and are harder to care for the older they get.

No. 575011

he is a cute mischievous looking boy and i hope you are allowed to pet his belly, 10/10 if rating was up to me

No. 575146

such a cute lil boy!!! love all his fluff. 10/10

No. 575216

A few months ago I started talking to a guy i go to uni with, we've been friends for a while and i'd only gotten out of an abusive 18 month relationship back in March, but he basically told me that he really likes me and has had a crush on me for quite some time but didn't want to mention it due to me having a BF, but here's the thing- I really like him too and we've always clicked well together

we ended up going out yesterday and i spent the night at his and it was the best time i've had in what feels like forever, he's so sweet and understanding and considerate, i feel blessed to have agreed to go out

we're not officially dating but i have really high hopes for this, i want it to work out well so badly as he's amazing

No. 575238

Yay!! Have fun anon, so cute!

No. 577488

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I've had so many art accounts over the years and for the first time I actually gained a small following. Even one artist I really like followed me and regularly retweets my stuff. Also I'm finally out of a terrible creativity block due to stress. Feels so good to create my shitty fanart and share it with others. I hope all artanons are successful in working towards their goals today, I believe in you.

No. 577495

Aw, this is so cute and I'm so happy for you. I've been trying to get back into drawing again after a long, long hiatus where I thought I had given up art completely. I was actually trying to muster up the courage to practice a bit more today after I finish my coffee and then this is the first post I see when I check lolcow. A sign from the art gods, perhaps.
Thanks for the nudge, anon, I love that you can happily share your fanart with like-minded people and I can only hope one day I'll get to that level in both my art skills and confidence.

No. 577506

Good luck anon! Art is such a nice hobby and I hope you can pick it back up.

No. 577508

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My sleep routine is fixed. I've been waking up and 6am every day and sleeping at 9pm and I feel good.

No. 577510


Now that's the post I wanted to see. Already wanted to doodle and sketching today after doing nothing art related the past months but now I have to do it. Ty and good luck to you, my fellow artanon!

No. 577511

I hope all of you artists have fun with drawing today! Even if you just enjoy looking at your materials or mixing some colours, that's still joyful in itself

One could say you're living the 69 lifestyle, congrats!

No. 577513

Received an order yesterday where one of the items sent was wrong but like just a little bit off from what I ordered.. emailed them just so they know to fix the product listing. I get to keep the item and I'm getting a refund for the full order as a good gesture. Woohoo!

As soon as the refund goes through I plan on buying more shit from them with it anyway so I guess everyones a winner?

No. 577521

I’ve found god, and started to pray. I haven’t been serious about my religion since I was a child. Honestly feel so much better these days.

No. 577788

Been running consistently for about a month now! Feeling much healthier and I have more energy in general as well

No. 577966

I'm finally not anxious before bed and am managing to sleep and wake up early.

No. 579546

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I made my computer more girly

No. 579547

Jealous. Also very happy for you anon

No. 579549

>generic screensaver, only in pink
>"girlified my computer!!"

I can smell the Y chromosome from here

No. 579567

No. 579576

just take a screen cap

No. 579577

I hate everything about this down to the fact that you took a picture of your screen instead of screenshotting it. Also your walls are chipped fix that shit kek

No. 579581

I am laying in bed listening to this song on my speaker, my fan is on, fireworks are going off outside and it feels pretty okay for once.

No. 579920

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I spent over 12 hours with my crush and he seems to like me back. Yees boo, give in to my charms.

No. 580953

I've woken up the past two days to some very sweet comments on my original writing that I put up on AO3. I didn't think people would comment such thoughtful things and actually appreciate my characters and their relationship dynamic (or be able to see it through my very rusty writing).

It feels good that something I've mused about in my daydreams (for like… years lol) is appreciated by other people. I always try to leave comments on fics and original works that I like because I knew it would be a nice thing to do, but that shit hits so much differently than I thought. About to go through all of my AO3 bookmarks and write comments on all of them about how much I love their pieces.

No. 580977


Not to be long winded, however there's no good reason for killing yourself in case you're going to pass on some time or another in any case. At long last it's the equivalent, passing on now and biting the dust later.

I sort of persuaded myself to accept that and it made me esteem my life less. Enough to face challenges and take a gander at myself as a device.

You could attempt to do that, I don't have the foggiest idea. It worked for me. There's truly no distinction for you on the off chance that you bite the dust now or later.

No. 580987

I hate how you speak

No. 580993

Lmao that anon's writing style is Victoria Bella Morte tier. Wtf are you on about?

No. 581108

I love my friends so much, my life would have been a complete disaster if I never met them. Now we're not together in university anymore and some of them are abroad but we're still talking to each other on a daily basis online.

No. 581113

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No. 581117

i went on a day trip with a friend yesterday and i feel so much better. i wasn't myself the last few days because of anxiety and life things. this trip was like a hard reset on my brain.
i can even tell that working out regularly has made me improve. i walked so much but my body doesn't even hurt today. feeling great!!!!

No. 581138

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I look fine today, my skintone looks even and healthy, all my good features are poppin' and the weather is pretty nice!

No. 581668

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I got accepted to the computer science civil engineer program at one of the most prestigious universities in my country today!
I've always been uncertain about my future and felt lost so getting accepted really lifted my spirits up.

No. 581671

Congrats, anon!

No. 581673

Fuck yeah anon!!! The future is scary and we'll never know what's going to happen, but just think of this as the first step of many towards a good future for yourself!!!

No. 581674

Thank you both! I am excited for my life to actually begin!

No. 581733

Anon I'm so proud of you! I'm being 100% sincere because as a compsci woman I'm always thrilled to see more girls taking the path. Studying computer science might feel hard and demanding at times but remember to never give up, it'll definitely pay in the end and I'm rooting for you all the way through.

No. 581737

I’m proud of u, I know you’ll make the best out of it

No. 581864

Thanks guys, you warmed my heart <3

No. 581927

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There was a ladybug in my arm a couple of hours ago

No. 581958

My job contract is ending and I just barely found my next job to at least keep some income coming in. Not the most ideal situation, but one of my coworkers at my current job treated me out to cake (we’ve both got a massive sweet tooth) to celebrate anyway. We talked about me visiting her hometown in the future. She also offered to take me for a doctor’s check up at her friend’s office (I have no health insurance and her friend is the doctor who would just bill it to my coworkers health insurance). I didn’t think I’d become close to anyone here outside of niceties, but I’ll miss this coworker. I really do hope that when it’s safe to travel again that I can go see her in her hometown.

I have hope for my future.

No. 582070

Whoa when I search for an equation in google I noticed if I write eq instead of equation it knows what I mean and doesn't even ask me UHMMMMM DIDYOU mean equation. awesome. It doesn't even try to correct me on writing schrodinger wrong. Thanks google for not making me feel judged

No. 582182

Ive started sewing for the first time in my life and its SUCH a relaxing hobby i love it

No. 582187

HELL YEAH ANON. I used to cosplay for like 10 years of my life, never really good at sewing but it was fun as shit to brainstorm how to pattern, what fabrics to buy, and how to make it all come together, like an insane 3D puzzle.

I'm slowing getting back into sewing again, this time just for regular clothes because I'm trying not to contribute to fast fashion haha. It's nice to just think "fuck paying $30 for this, I can just make the damn thing myself"!

No. 582189

No. 582247

Ive started sewing for the first time in my life and its SUCH a relaxing hobby i love it

No. 582259

but fabrics are expensive af

No. 582343

I was a terrible student in school. Didn't even technically pass my classes in high school (but they still gave me my diploma kek). Was due to severe depression and no one, not even my family really helped me at that time.

Fast forward to 10 years later, finishing up my BA after a lot of trial and error. I'm now getting more A's than I ever did before. Haven't failed a class since I went back to school last fall. Hopefully, I can finally get a career and leave customer service hell behind for good.

No. 582364

Good for you! My grades in uni were starting to get bad so I dropped out to prevent any further damage, and stuff like this always inspires me.

What's your degree in?

No. 582372

Same, anon. Was a C-average student in high school and straight up flunked out of college the first time around. My GPA that final semester was like a 0.9 kek. Went back 5 years later for a different degree and my GPA as it stands is a 3.87. I graduate in the spring. Go us!

No. 582400

I love doing tarot (single cards only every once in a while). And I love spirit animals (or plants / flowers sometimes) as inspiration. I believe in karma and am mildly, casually Buddhist. It's honestly all done me good coupled with practical methods of self-improvement.

No. 582409

Slightly off topic but same for my high-school diploma. I was so depressed due to home situation and I think the school felt bad for me and gave me mine kek.

No. 582411

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I made a mug cake for the first time and it turned out great and it was very tasty! I'm happy

No. 582413

I'm really happy for you, anon. What kinda mug cake was it?

No. 582423

It was just a chocolate one, I didn't have milk chocolate pieces like the recipe called for so I just added nutella on top. Very rich though

No. 582535

Went to a cafe to read and journal today, for the first time in years. It felt so nice to have no time restraints or people needing me. I went on a walk after and took in the surroundings and then read in a random place. Idk but solitude feels so good.

No. 582537

How old were you guys when you reentered school? I’m going to enrol at 25 or 26 and I feel like shit about it,

No. 582551

first entered school at almost 21 and now I'm almost 24, feel like it's been a slog, behind bc ive changed my major multiple times. Should drop out but don't want to work min wage for the rest of my life

I made friends with a couple younger people by a few years and it's not too bad, I'm immature anyway, but the 18 year olds straight outta high school make me feel like a fetus. The good thing is that there are some older people who've made me feel less insecure about being considered "old"

No. 582553

Ntayrt I reentered at 24 and the imposter syndrome was rough.

No. 582570

Nta but I entered this year at 23. Initially I felt like complete shit about it but no one ever mentioned my age again after the initial shock that I was 23 and not 17-20ish like the rest. I'm 24 in my second year starting this september. I ocassionally find some of the younger students have a childish/immature approach to their studies but other than that I blend in really well. The only thing I can say is you probably mind your own age more than the rest does.

yikes I hate how relatable this is. Changed my major multiple times, now I'm studying something that's okay but I'm not genuinely interested in it. I'm just doing it so I can have a good job and carreer in a few years.

I envy the young people in their late teens who know exactly what they want for themselves, graduate in their early twenties and move on to the next stage of their lives. Sorry positivity thread.

No. 582577

Reentered at 27. I naturally gravitated towards the other older students (around 23) but some younger ones were mature enough that there was virtually no difference. Nobody gave a shit about my age either and teachers took me more seriously thanks to it.

You don't even have to disclose your age if you don't want to, or you can get it out of the way immediately and people will quickly forget. There are other more pressing matters to worry about when studying. I'm willing to bet you won't even be the oldest. You'll be fine anon, trust.

No. 582578

I dropped out of my country‘s equivalent of late high school at 16. I reentered school at 24. I will be finished and able to study at a university when I‘m 29…

No. 582589

I'm happy. I've been happy for a while. It feels weird, but good weird. I don't think I've ever been like this before. It's nice.

No. 582606

i haven't had much contact with older students in my degree but i did when i studied abroad. was friends with a few and they made younger close friends no problem. they did feel weird at first but in the end no one cared. it's not like 26 year olds magically start talking about taxes or can't text.

No. 582653

I'm in my first relationship now at the ripe age of 22 and I'm SO GLAD that I waited for the right guy. We just had our first kiss like two hours ago and my heart is still beating fast. This boy has no idea how much I adore him.

No. 582654

this really made me smile anon, I'm glad you found a guy worth your time, good luck with your new romance!

No. 582659

Enjoy these moments, anon! Happy for you!

No. 582764

Medical school is everything I ever hoped for. My classmates are awesome, the faculty are kind, the campus is beautiful, and I'M GOING TO BE A DOCTOR. It was worth every tear shed, every anxious breakdown, and every hour studied.

No. 582771

congrats anon!!! you worked hard and you made it. i know you can become a great doctor!

No. 582856

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Woke up feeling like shit, had to meet my bf later in the day. Couldn't find anything to Wear, everything I tried on just felt off. By the time I found something I was running late and didn't have time to shower. Anxiety through the roof as I'm walking, finally get there and my bf says he slept in and will be another hour. Decided to get some lunch and look at the shops while I wait. Went into a little thrift store wasn't expecting to find anything but just as I was about to leave a really pretty dress caught my eye. It was from the brand NobodysChild new with tags and only £4. I know it's small but it really made my day finding that steal of a deal and my day got gradually better from there.

No. 582936

Thrift shopping is the best!! There's nothing like finding a gorgeous piece of clothes for next to no money. Hope you feel pretty in your find!

No. 582939

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This cute little baby is starting to grow! I pollinated some flowers that bloomed so I'm hoping and excited to get more chilis.

No. 582979

ahh im so sad that your post wasnt about pic related, ive never seen a macaron plush!! gonna reverse search this image for shop links now thanx

No. 583176

It looks gorgeous! My blessings to those chili. May all of them grow healthy!

No. 583180

Reading my Etsy shop reviews always puts a smile on my face. I like to go back and look at them when I'm down.

No. 583263

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>lesbian, date my biggest crush. deeply in love.
>finally get engaged to gf of 4 years, she says yes then a month later says no
>gf of four years cheated on me with one of her coworkers
>they got engaged after only three months, heart even more broken than ever
>theyre still engaged and making plans for their wedding
>talking to my older brother. says a week ago or so he was walking by the place my ex gf works. says she saw the girl who she cheated on me with (the girl she is currently engaged to) holding hands and hugging some random dude in the parking lot. that as soon as they got inside they stopped holding hands and tried to walk as if they werent together just a moment ago

No. 583269

nta but i have a macaron and purin bride and groom set from my wedding~

No. 583277

not sure this fits the positivity title but ohhh boy. when you cheat on someone and get with the other one, expect them to be a-ok with cheating in general. stupid games, stupid prizes. i hope you're happier without that bitch, anon!

No. 583325

Stopped doing art after high school. 30 now and have decided to take creating art seriously. It’s only been two weeks and I’m already seeing improvements, I can’t seem to put my pen down half the time. I’m excited to see where I’ll be with it in 2yrs. Is this what being passionate about something feels like? It feels so good to be creating and seeing progress.

No. 583377

Please tell me you're going to tell the fiancee, my schadenfreude is fucking flairin up

No. 583389

Now this is a story I am hoping gets a juicy update. You deserve better anon!

No. 583430

I got out of a very toxic 8 year relationship with a scrote that guilt tripped me about everything and made me feel like shit when I was sad. Wound up fooling around with my good guy friend who just ended his LTR after I split from toxic guy and we went from casual sex to very serious relationship quickly, but in a good way. I’ve never been in such a balanced relationship before and it feels really good. He’s cute, kinda scrawny but has a really nice butt… makes me laugh so hard I nearly pee myself, respectful to strangers, gentle with animals and super affectionate. He’s not perfect or anything, like me he’s got a bit of a temper and can fall into slumps but who doesn’t. I’m just very happy we found each other.

No. 583735

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After asking anons here for what I should paint, I finally painted something after almost a year. I'm really happy, felt so nice to get down and relax and paint. I almost forgot what it felt like. I remember why I loved painting so much before. I know it looks mediocre but I'm proud for drawing at all. Using the paints my mom gifted me years ago. No worries about me posting my art here because I don't have social media for art, just wanted to share my happiness with you guys. Can't wait to paint more ♥

No. 583742

Fuck yeah anon!!! It looks fuckin' bomb!!!! Keep on painting!

No. 583766

I don't know shit about art, but this looks amazing anon. Great job.

No. 583769

Keep painting anon i’m happy for you!!

No. 583770

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The face is great, nice work anon!

No. 583776

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I love u anons, u are all queens

No. 583888

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I don't know if this is the appropriate place, but I could use some positivity right now. I can't bring myself to submit my job application or make the phone call to see if my insurance covers a surgery I need. I've been putting it off too long. I tried a while back but got put on hold, got anxious, and then hung up. Why do I do this?

No. 583894

Dude I’m the same way, I put off simple tasks that can easily be completed and will benefit me so much when done because of some unreasonable anxiety.

You got this anon, it’s gonna be such a weight off your shoulders once you do the things and it isn’t as bad as you think it’s gonna be! You’re stronger than your anxiety, getterdone.

No. 584064

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i recently got a tattoo over some old self harm scars and i'm so happy!!! the tattoo artist was WONDERFUL, anons. he was so friendly and gentle (this was my first tattoo so i was unsure about what to expect).

and the tattoo itself turned out amazing. i didn't have a clear picture in my mind of what i wanted, so i let it be up to the artist. so when he showed me the sketch i was so amazed omg.

the scars aren't even really visible unless you know they are there and look at them from a certain angle. i can't wait to wear short sleeved shirts and tops (i haven't wore them for YEARS). i finally feel comfortable in my own skin.

No. 584355

Hell yeah anon, I'm happy for you!!!

No. 584804

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Bought a new laptop and wanted a laptop case for it, but I'm too much of a cheap bitch to pay like $10 for one off Amazon, so what am I doing? DIYing it with extra fabric I have at home. I don't have fun patterned fabric, so I decided to embroider something. I'm trying out sashiko embroidery for the first time and even though it's a little wonky looking in some spots and lots of other beginner mistakes, I think it looks so good!! I'm so excited for the finished product. It's very therapeutic to do.

No. 584844

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I got a job and put in my two weeks at my current job that has been treating me like garbage. I took a pay cut but the weight off my shoulders/mental health is worth it.

No. 584848

That looks gorgeous anon!!

No. 584853

This one isn't mine!! I wish though lol. Might post the finished product when I'm done!

Hell yeah anon! I did the same thing last year and my entire life has gotten so much better. I also save a lot more money now because I'm not constantly buying dumb shit to try and make my life less shit haha.

No. 584883

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I hemmed a dress for the first time!! I've never sown anything before and the thread looks like shit but it's sturdy and I did it!! This is such an invaluable skill for a shortie like me. I'm so glad and proud of myself for going for it.

No. 584887

Yaaay!! I always mean to alter my shit but I'm just plain lazy (plus not that skilled lol). I once met a girl who literally stapled up the hem of her dress after cutting it shorter to fit her better….

No. 584902

lol that's an idea if I'm in a hurry! I also considered hem tape but I didn't like how it looked in other's people clothing. Do it, anon!! I followed this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5yyHj4ZnpE

No. 585133

I posted earlier this week in the employment thread about having two interviews and this morning I got a call back and they've offered me a position! Its such a dream job for me and despite the fact it is a internship and will come to an end I am so excited!!! Hope you all have a good day today!!

No. 585367

Due to covid, getting to stay at home and summer break I finally stopped stress eating!
I wasn't overweight or anything but I was on the pudgier side. Now I have a thigh gap again!

No. 585875

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Here’s my finished first attempt at sashiko embroidery!! Next up I’ll be sewing it up into a laptop case (or sleeve I guess??) but I just wanted to post a pic of it before it’s potentially destroyed lol. I left some of the upper lefthand corner unfinished because I figured it’ll just be hemmed down anyway so no point.

No. 585878

Damn I wish the photo wouldn’t be flipped on it’s side but fuck me I guess lol

No. 585913

That's so pretty, anon! I love the contrast of thread and background. How long have you been doing embroidery?

No. 585914

It’s beautiful anon! Might try it out myself but I guarantee it won’t turn out that good

No. 585920

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I used to adore art as a kid and was always known as "the girl who draws" but as I became older I quickly lost motivation to draw because of my extreme perfectionism and low self esteem bringing me down. It's been at least five years since I completed even a simple little drawing. Anything I've tried to draw disgusts me and I have to immediately scribble it out or erase it completely. I've always wanted to get back into doing art, but I was scared and kept putting it off. But with all this time in quarantine I decided it was time to ease myself back in. It's been really hard getting over the perfectionist mentality and I keep telling myself that it's okay to make things that are ugly and bad.
Lately I've just been trying to grind some fundies and do simple gesture drawings and anatomy studies, but tonight I was bored and decided to sketch some random poses from memory, and although it's still not great, I'm amazed at how much progress I've made, and I'm actually keeping the sketches instead of erasing them immediately. I still have so much further to go in my art journey, but I can see the tangible progress I've made and I'm so happy I could cry. I won't give up this time around, I swear I'll keep progressing and improving and make the art I want to. Wishing all of you ladies the best of luck in your own creative endeavors!

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I’m proud of you anon, I love seeing people get passionate about things. A happy drawing!

No. 585933

This is actually my first embroidery project ever!! I actually really wanted to make some of the boxes on the right fabric piece gold, but my dumb brain forgot to skip the stitches lol. Since it's all a running stitch, I can't even cut them out haha. Might just go over them with gold embroidery floss.

Try it anon! I believe in you! It's all running stitches and I didn't even use an embroidery hoop (though it might have helped at some points lol).

No. 586068

Ayy anon this happened to me too. My neverending quest for perfection sabotaging my love for art completely burnt me out in my late teens and I dropped it completely sans some random doodles and sketches every now and then. After I went to uni and got a degree in something completely different, started a career and grew up I found art again as a self-indulgent hobby, not something I constantly have to overachieve in. I'm much more motivated to take my time studying fundies and other things now that it's strictly something I do for fun during my free time. It's the best.

No. 587080

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I used to waste $5-10 per week on teas from cafes, but I've decided to learn to brew my own and it's becoming an awesome hobby!

There's a super cute loose leaf tea shop in my town. I love looking at the hundreds of teas, they have every blend and flavor you could ever think of - maple black tea, rose chai, blueberry green tea, so on. Buying loose leaf tea is also super cheap, getting 1 oz (brews 10-15 cups) is about $2-3 as long as you aren't at some boujie boutique place. Way cheaper than tea bags. Once a month I choose some really good flavors and only spend ~$7.

I've been trying different ways of making it, like cold-brewing, or adding coconut cream. I want to try making jams for it as well, and buy some cute mason jars for it so I can show it off at school.

Tl;dr tea is a super healthy and cheap hobby! Would recommend, it's my little daily ritual now!

No. 587089

Someone complimented my haircut when I went jogging this morning, chatted for a bit and found out we have a lot in common. Got her ig handle to link up later on after covid, I could melt into the ground right now. I love girls so much bro I LOVE GIRLS SO MUCH.

No. 587091

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Anon this sounds so cute… My best friend and I love teas. We once saw this cool tea set up at a buffet place where they had all the jars filled with different teas (all in bags but we'd probably do loose leaf) and they were hung on some sort of rack that tilted them slightly forward.

I want to buy a fancy tea set one day (looooved the ones at Teavana but couldn't justify the price or space for it as a poor college student) and just drink tea with her on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

My ex-girlfriend loved tea too. She had a whole table covered with different types of tea and all of them were so good!! We had similar taste (both liked floral teas) whereas my best friend and I tend to buttheads about some teas haha (she hates floral teas but we both loooove fruity/citrusy teas).

No. 587092

HELL YEAH ANON. I want a nice encounter with a nice girl… ;_;

No. 587098

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Ahhhh you two are so inspiring, I wanna have a one-man tea party…. Well, my cat and me hahahah

No. 587116

Do it anon!!! The best part of doing things like one man tea parties is that you don't have to worry about accommodating someone else's preferences lol. Make some finger sandwiches or small desserts for yourself and maybe a cat friendly equivalent for your cat!! The world is your oyster anon

No. 587131

I've just signed up for my first ballet class as an adult and I couldn't be more excited! My first lesson is on Wednesday. I've always wanted to try it, but anxiety held me back

No. 587186

Oh I'm so jealous! Ballet is so relaxing I hope you have a great time anon

No. 587203

I got into this recently too! I got a whole bunch of tea herbs from a local place and now I'm just trying out different things. It's so fun and relaxing!

No. 587216

I had pretty good sex with my bf yesterday. I'm usually too anxious to be fully into it and everything tends to be kinda numb except my clit, so penetrative sex isn't usually satisfying, but yesterday I felt soooo good holy fuck. Might have helped that I read some erotica beforehand that really got me horny.

Y'all don't be afraid to engage in sexual fantasy just because you're in a relationship. It's a complete myth that only people who aren't having sex or who aren't happy with their current partners do this.

No. 587224

I recently picked up the harmonica again after 10 years of not using it, and I had forgotten how much fun it was. It's only been a few days so far but I can already play about a dozen songs. I'm having so much fun learning new songs that honestly I don't even know why I stopped in the first place.

No. 587374

I usedthe word “jettison” in one of my college assignments today! I like using “big words” cuz they make me feel less retarded lel

No. 587755

There's no greater feeling than making somebody laugh.

No. 587760

YES. Today I hung out with my cousin and I said something to her which made her laugh so hard she cried and I'm still riding that high.

No. 587879

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Recently I’ve gotten into sewing things out out of old cloth fabrics and mending/enforcing unraveled pieces of clothing I’d like to enjoy wearing for just little longer. It’s been very helpful in dealing with stress at work (as an only woman in a conservative workplace,blegg).

No. 587944

my kitten gets so excited every night before bed and crawls up onto the pillow to sleep above me, sometimes she tries to groom my hair, it’s so cute.

No. 588034

So cute! I have a cat who does the same. He usually sleeps between my bf and I. I always assumed it was for warmth. Our apartment is hot as shit right now so he has started sleeping on the far unoccupied corner with a paw reaching out in my direction.

No. 588053

/ot/ is full of cuties, change my mind
also I think a lot of farmers might be HARD EXTERIOR MIDDLE GOO and this is the place they come to get the toxicity out.
the pastures are wide and clean and the air is fresh here. and I hope you're having a good day anons.

No. 588162


I turn 21 in a few weeks. I’m still far from okay and this year has sucked in some ways, but I honest to god didn’t plan on living past 18. I’ve met an amazing guy and we’ve dated for just over a year. I finished half my uni degree and I’m on my way to becoming trilingual.

Still struggling with my ED and other nasties like anxiety/depression, but I’ve managed to hold on this long. For the moment, I’m sticking around. Hope anyone else struggling stays strong, remember you’re worth it and deserve to recover. I believe in you anons

No. 588165

I hope the best for you anon!!! You must have heard it a thousand times by now, but things really do get better. A few years ago I was struggling very much with my depression, constantly suicidal, and had major issues with food (not a full blown ED but definitely did not have a healthy relationship with food). I never would have imagined that I would be where I am today. I'm not super rich or working a fancy job in my field or anything but I'm… happy! I'm making some money and have paid off my student loans, I've made so many friends from college and work who I still talk to frequently and pour as much love and care into me as I do into them, and I feel like life is just… good for once.

I'm not here to brag, but rather I hope your future will hold similar things for you. A life where your demons don't control every second of every day, a life where you have achieved success (no matter what that may be, a success is a success) and will continue to achieve more success! I believe in you too anon, good luck out there!! The world can be cruel, but I think there are things out there that make it worth staying for.

No. 588178

This is something I needed to read. It's been four years since my ED manifested, and even longer that I've been struggling with MDD and anxiety. Im finally at a point where I never thought I'd be in terms of my depression.
I'm hoping I'll get through this someday.

Best of luck to you, anons!

No. 588312

my kitten is 3 months old & he does the exact same thing. he is such a lap cat, he spends most of the day napping on me. I love him

No. 588392

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>/ot/ is full of cuties
The cutie is you, anon

Cute bf brought me to a forest today. It was hot and humid and we got a few ticks on us, but it was a blast. We saw so many birds, ate wild blueberries, and mushrooms were beginning to sprout! Tomorrow he's coming over to celebrate my birthday with me, and ugh I can't wait. I'm gonna try to sleep but I'm so excited

No. 588404

this is so wholesome, you’re adorable

I’m thinking of going strawberry picking this weekend if the weather is nice

No. 588425

Wishing for nice weather, anon! Are you going to do something special with the strawberries?

No. 588428

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probably tarts with custard, if we get a good haul I might be adventurous and try making strawberry panna cotta!

No. 588448

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Oh my god that sounds so heavenly. I haven't had panna cotta in like five years. Hope it goes well!!

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thank you! I’m not a huge sweets person but I find the more subtle sweet stuff really nice, especially when it’s incorporated with cream or custards.

No. 588931

Alright!! It's been about two and a half months since I stopped drinking so much and got my binge eating under control. I'm going to try incorporating more physical activity, quarantine has left me mush. I'm feeling good about future me for once.

No. 588949

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A very nice older lady at the job I'm leaving treated me to lunch at the expensive restaurant across the street. It was my first time having soba and fatty tuna sushi!!!!! Tomorrow is my last day and I'm planning on writing everyone cards and leaving them on their desk tomorrow night for them to find when they eventually come in.

No. 588954

Proud of you anon!!! I don't like doing at home workouts (feels like such a chore) so I usually end up preferring to go on walks. I'm not the best physical activity compared to running or lifting weights, but I look forward to the sights and fresh air which makes it all the better of an experience for me!

No. 588961

This is super sweet - both the fatty tuna you got and your plan to leave the cards. It's nice to leave a job on a good note with everyone.

No. 589136

Today was my birthday and my friends gave me such incredible gifts, I love how they know me so well. My one friend got me a vintage shirt for my favorite rap group and my other friend 3d printed me ween earrings!! Neither of my friends are fans of either of the things they got me gifts of but really just knew how much I would love those and put the time into thinking about what I’d really like, and getting to spend the afternoon just doing something as regular as walking around the mall with them was just the perfect birthday, I love my friends!!

No. 589346


Happy birthday Anon!!!
I hope you'll have an amazing year ahead ~

No. 589359

Aw you sound so sweet! Was the tuna good? I’m jealous.

No. 589407

Thank you anons!! And yes the tuna was sooo good!! I've been fortunate enough to be treated to an expensive omakase sushi course (at another place) before but I just played along like 'yeah mhmm this is totally good' since it tasted as average as any other sushi I'd eaten. This tuna was genuinely so good though!!! Maybe it was the company I was with too hehe.

I left gave cards to my coworkers at my old job when I left too. It feels really cheesy, but I feel so lucky to have met so many wonderful people through work. A lot of my coworkers here are older women, and they always tell me encouraging things like "You're still young! You still have time to figure things out! Do whatever you like, I know you'll succeed no matter what!" and it feels so nice and reassuring since I've felt so lost about what to do with my life. I want to make them proud!! Another coworker told me I can drop by anytime haha. After Covid had settled down, I'd really like to come and drop off some baked goods because I've gotten so many delicious snacks from everyone here…

Happy birthday anon!!! That sounds like the best. Since befriending my current best friends, I've really come to enjoy giving gifts more than receiving!! I love coming across things that are just perfect for them, and it feels so nice to get really thoughtful gifts in return too!!!

No. 589410

I finished my degree in film with a first! it feels weird to not be able to celebrate with my friends and family because lockdown, and i'm having trouble finding a job for the same reason. but yay hard work paid off! 4 years ago i didn't think i was even gonna do a degree so this is sick!

No. 589678

Proud of you anon!!! Good job!! Best of luck on your job hunt, don’t feel too defeated when the eventual job hunting grind starts to wear you down, it’s not your fault- we’re all in this sinking boat together lol.

I’m working 7 straight days this week, tomorrow being my 7th day, so this sunday is my only day off. I usually clean on saturdays but when I came home and saw that no one was home, I took the opportunity to start cleaning so I didn’t have to worry about doing it tomorrow or on my only day off!! Now I can sleep in to my hearts content on sunday hehe. My cousin also helped me out and offered to mop so I could get started on cooking the rice for dinner!

No. 590478

It might seem strange to post this in the positivity thread, but anyway. I've come to accept the fact that I'm never going to be a big, famous anything and I finally feel more comfortable with myself. I used to fantasize about being some famous, celebrated photographer/artist/music video director/insert any artsy fartsy occupation here, which led to me feeling depressed because my ordinary real life is obviously isn't anything like that. I managed to let go of this, and now I feel more comfortable in my skin than ever

No. 590824

I'm the same anon! I've become comfortable in having an ordinary life, and knowing that the things I may create in the future don't need to have my face attached to them in order for me to feel successful about having made them.

I think social media really messed me up going up, thinking I could be like all those youtube stars and whatnot, but I'm much more content not being scrutinized and possibly stalked by strangers on the internet lol.

No. 591394

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I've lost 8 lbs and I'm super happy about it. I still have a long way to go but this is major progress for me. This is my goal dress so I'm trucking on.

No. 591454

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I lost my phone number yesteday since I forgot to charge it for 4 months. I was pretty sad about it, but thankfully it wasn´t that difficult to change.

I lost some information, but those were numbers of people that never call me either way and some stuff that was just making my phone slower. Now it has more space.

So I decided to take a break from work and download again Love Nikki. I won many cute clothing and a price with coins and diamons.

Right now is raining and I´m all comfy playing dress up.

Life is good.

No. 591704

I broke my wrist about a month ago and now I only have like a week and a bit til I’m out the cast which means I can get back to things I love like drumming and I’ve ordered things to make a dream cosplay of mine, once I’m out my cast I’ll finally be able to sew again!! I’m so excited!

No. 591715

I love painting so much, how amazing is it that you can just take a brush and some paint and just make whatever you like? I just painted a skeleton with a raven on his shoulder. I wish more people would dare to paint but everyone seems to think they're not good at it. How can you be good at it if you never tried dummy?
Good luck, I'm so happy for you! What cosplay will you make?

No. 591738

Thanks Anon that’s so nice of you to say! I totally agree with your point on painting, I think about this all the time whenever I’m sketching. There really are no limits to art, it’s very liberating! I would love to see your painting, obviously if you don’t want to post it here I understand!
I’m actually making a female version of scarecrow from the dark knight movies, I recently went to go and see them in the cinema (they’re playing old movies atm due to Covid) and it reignited my love for the character. The mask he wears in the movies looks really simple at first but there’s a lot of small details that I think would make it a really fun cosplay to work on.

No. 591758

Oh I never watched that movie but I googled him, and the mask looks so cool! His actor is also so beautiful what the hell. Good luck and I hope you'll be able to breathe under it. I would love to share my painting but I think it's probably better not to.

No. 591763

Haha me too, I was thinking if I went for a thinner burlap fabric for the mask then I’d be able to breathe and see a bit better. Also Cillian Murphy is probably the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen, I’m a huge fan of him he’s such a great actor!
For all I can’t see your painting I’m sure it looks incredible, it’s nice to hear that you’re loving painting! It’s so important to have a bit of escapism especially now.

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I have been waking up and doing early morning stretches for a month now. I hope I can keep the habit up once winter hits and the sun rises later in the day. Just feels good to wake up and move my body a little. I can also touch my toes first thing in the morning without struggling!!! Since I was in like… middle school, I was only able to get midway down my shin. Touching my toes used to really hut lol

No. 592264

Be my friend pls

No. 592484

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I tried my hand at baking pic related today, and they turned out so great. I am so proud of myself. Even my mom who's normally picky with food loved them. I've never baked anything more complicate than a creme brulee before so this is an accomplishment for me

No. 592491

Nice one anon! The cafe I used to work at served these with a sprinkle of cinnamon, once a week I’d treat myself to one of these and an espresso, it was such a simple pleasure

No. 592525

Never tried a custard tart but I know a local bakery sells them and this post has totally convinced me that I need to buy some tomorrow

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Wow, congrats on making these, I'm glad your mom enjoyed them as well. Was it difficult to make? Like other anon, I just remembered we have local portugese delicatessen where I can get these as well hehe

No. 592549

Congrats!! It's not the subject of your comment but creme brulee is my absolute favorite dessert and I don't even have the skill for that. I'm so jealous. Rock on baby

No. 592551

The ingredients involved are pretty standard and basic, but the process felt long and tedious especially for a beginner like me. I have to say it was worth it tho. 2/3 of the batch is already gone and we're only 3 people in my family

No. 592553

I love that I came across this post because this was literally me a month ago with the same portugese custard tarts! I remember I saw a photo of them online and instantly wanted to make them. My parents (and my mom who just like yours is critical when it comes to food) both loved it! They've asked me to make it twice since!

If anyone wants to try them but don't have a portugese bakery near them, nandos sells them and they taste delicious.

No. 592592

I just finished up making 50 cute cotton re-usable face masks to donate to my local women’s refuge. I know it’s a drop in the ocean but it’s nice to do what I can where I can to help.

No. 593056

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My cat licked my cheek and it was so cute

No. 593295

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This question probably doesn't belong here but is there anywhere I can find other wholesome shows like The Moomins? This show makes me so happy and idk why, it just gives off good vibes. Too bad the reboot is trash though. I always watch this show on an off day.

No. 593303

I love Moomin! I’m not sure of any shows that live up to the cozy level it has, but have you tried reading the comics?

No. 593306

I haven't been able to find the comics anywhere online sadly, but I found a collection of them that was super expensive on Amazon. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking of buying it anyway lol.

No. 593312

Not to be a downer in a positivity thread but the comics aren't all that cutesy compared to the anime

No. 593495

I've been really struggling with bipolar (especially the severe depression, dropping out of uni and not being able to take proper care of my own personal hygiene) for six years now and things are finally getting better.

I don't sleep all the damn time and I actually have energy to take care of myself and even enjoy grooming and taking care of my looks. I've been cooking healthy and delicious meals for a few months now, stopped binge eating (and today I made one more step towards weight loss: I went for a walk and worked up a sweat!) and cut drastically on drinking soda.

I've started working slowly and picked up writing, reading and knitting and I am also working on myself. I am also gotten back my interest in art, which I dropped when I entered high school despite having it as a hobby since childhood.

I've gotten in contact with old friends and I got married to my boyfriend of eight years three weeks ago.

My husband (it makes me so happy to just write that!) and I have a house (the ultimate show of financial stability and safety to me, I grew up poor), two precious cats and a happy relationship. My husband is my best friend and he has shown me his worth through the hellish years.

I feel like I've been woken up from a bad dream and even if the depression comes back, I know this kind of life is possible for me. I'm just so happy and grateful for everything I've got. Sorry for rambling!

No. 593496

Anon, I’m so happy for you, reading this made me smile!

No. 593501

I'm glad to hear things are going better for you anon! I'm in a similar boat myself. Been struggling with pretty bad depression/anxiety and things are finally starting to settle. My bf and I moved into a new house and I'm finally about to finish school (I absolutely loathe academia and it's been a huge source of suffering for me for the past 5 years). Most of the things that were causing me a tremendous amount of daily stress are finally behind me, or will be soon. I'm feeling better than I have in years.

No. 593513

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Hell yea girl, keep doing good for yourself

No. 593520

I'm glad!

I'm cheering you on! I hope we both will get there and be able to just enjoy the things we have.

Thank you!

No. 593549

This is so beautiful anon! I'm so happy for you (and your story gives me hope)

No. 594050

I am sure there is hope for you too, keep on fighting your fight for the life you want!

No. 594087

Fellow bipolar anon here, I’m SO pleased for you!! So incredible that you’ve gotten onto that next level of management and you’re thriving. Congratulations!

No. 594244

I just had an interview presentation today for a tech role and I felt like I aced the interview. I would be so happy to get this job since I have been unemployed for nearly a year.

No. 594728

Thank you so much! I think my change can be attributed to medication change my new (and very competent) psychiatrist adviced. This month we're going to start weaning me off of olanzapine that has gotten me so overweight (with binge eating) and I'm nervous and excited that I've gotten so far from just blindly trying this and that mix of medications and even ECT. I'm also going to start an intensive therapy period this month, I'm super pumped to start really getting into my issues and working on them. I'm not "great" but I'm thriving despite the circumstances and that's more than I've been before.

No. 594779

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I bought 3 pairs of stevie leggings from Old Navy at the recommendation of a coworker (for comfortable, but professional enough looking that I can get away with wearing at work, leggings) and they’re SO NICE. They just came in the mail and I love them! They were on sale for $18 and then there was another discount so I got them for $13 a pair. They’re nice and thick so they’ll definitely be great in the winter (used to layer heattech leggings under my thin F21 leggings lol). It looks like they’re back to full price and I’m happy that I like them so much because I definitely bought them on impulse and feel less regret now hahah

No. 594795

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Look at my delicious basic-ass focaccia, ladies. It's so crispy and fluffy and I just ate a piece as a sandwich with goofy smile on my face

God damn I love making bougie food

No. 594802

As a spaghetti anon I was just about to roll my eyes at you calling focaccia bougie but then I saw this is the positivity thread so that looks really yummy, anon!

No. 594815

lol thanks, it was! I hesitated, but no one around me eats focaccia on the regular unless they get it from the local ~homegrown~ market. A sandwich around here costs you $12

No. 594863

Life is good. I’m getting used to my new job and liking it a lot more than I thought I would, paid off my credit card and am still doing good financially, and my savings is slowly inching back towards where it was before covid started.

I feel so at peace by myself. The only thing I really want that could make things better is being able to sleep in or take a nice midday nap because tomorrow is my 7th straight day at work (but its an office job thankfully so it’s not strenuous or anything- I just need to sleep in like once or twice a week because I get so tired as the week goes on). It feels so good to be at a point in my life to just yearn for a nice nap that I know will come soon so I can wake up feeling refreshed to do things I love, compared to years ago when I was crying and depressed all the time and wanted to kill myself and wished that I could just sleep and never wake up again because being awake felt like a fucking curse. Life is slowly getting better day by day.

No. 594864

Hell yeah that’s the spirit anon!! lol

No. 594884

mmmm i want spagetti now

No. 594913

I got told I have a nice body today by a friend and a stranger unprovoked and that made me feel good about myself. I know it’s shallow but I always felt weird about my body. It made me feel doubly good because it was said by women and not a man who would probably have gross intentions for pointing it out. I also finally shopped and bought new clothes and head wraps for myself. Im sad it took a pandemic for me to realize I let myself go but better late than never lol

No. 594921

Played ace attorney with my little sister, kind of a small dumb thing but we both had fun and it made me happy. I want to bond with her more.

No. 594996

I found a little digital voice recorder in my mum's desk that's probably 10 years old and i put new batteries in it and it works perfectly and i'm really excited and happy because it's so cute and I love using slightly old technology

No. 595015

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That's awesome! I'm hanging out with my older sister (and her new bfm) and we're taking turns playing through the ff8 remaster. It's sooo nostalgic for us, we even wrote fanfiction together back then. I hope you have fun with your little sister still!

No. 595847

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I’m going to hang out with my best friend tomorrow, and I’m so excited to see her face to face since it’s been a while. Last time we talked on the phone I started a really retarded argument about a misunderstanding and I’m so glad she forgave me for being a total socially awkward sperg

No. 595850

I made really good garlic bread today, at first i thought the bread was too stale for this but it turned out perfectly.

No. 595859

Made vegetarian miso soup today n its delicious! Ive missed eating it sp much

No. 596049

Growing my own herbs is the best! I love cilantro and dill!

No. 596265

Fuck. I love the ocean. I love it so much. Every time I'm sad, I just think of the ocean and how I'll be there someday. Someday I'll be free of this hell and I can float in the ocean forever. "Sleeping with the fishes" might not sound appealing to most people, but I welcome it. The ocean is beautiful and I wish I could live there forever. It makes me sad that its so far out of my reach.

No. 596282

So happy for you, anon! Good friends are the best!


No. 596342

My landlord is going to throw out my bed bug infested bed and I'm finally going to get some sleep!! Suck it, bloodsuckers!!!!

No. 596354

since lockdown I've been playing more co-op games and my boyfriend and I started a farm together on Stardew Valley. It's not only brought back my love for that game, but we had never played something together before and he's enjoying playing with me so much too, makes me really happy.

No. 596364

Make sure to put all your clothes through a dryer! Buy from Cimexa (or other equivalent, Cimexa is just the brand) and dust it around!!! I have bedbugs now and they fucking suck but the Cimexa has definitely helped (it’s gotten better and I rarely get bit now, but my parents hoarding doesn’t help in trying to get rid of them and we can’t get an exterminator cos of covid).

No. 596365

I love you anon.

No. 596382

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I was too busy to spend time with any of my IRL friends for a whole year, which made them cut off contacts with me after I've moved out, but this week I am going to meet one of my internet friends!! I am sure 3 hours of travelling through a busy to her country is worth it.

No. 596383

i finally got my licence and thats pretty cool. school hasn't kicked me out yet and im putting some vague effort into part time job applications. better late than never?

i got a new laptop and good boots from a mostly absent father figure and ive applied for a loan to get my first car.

all great. not happy though, getting a new cat would make me happy I bet

No. 597214

Thank you for the tips, kind anon! I wish you luck in your fight against these little dickheads

No. 597258

The one that got away is texting me rn !!!!!!! He’s so perfect i feel like I’m in middle school again with how giddy my heart feels

No. 597267

Wow omg, how did this happen?

No. 597416

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Had a rough morning, no water in the kitchen, couldn’t find proper tools I needed, oven refused to reach the cooking temp I needed but I made lemon rolls and they’re DELICIOUS.

Will definitely be remaking these in the future, and hopefully the universe will stop fucking fighting with me every step of the way. Pic related. They’re ugly as hell but at least they taste damn good. Even my dad, who usually hates it when I bake and won’t eat most of the desserts I make, asked for a second piece.

No. 599419

whenever you feel retarded, remember, at least you're not michaeldragon800.

No. 600747

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Sucks that I turned 29 today (and becoming a wizard) but at least my siblings bought me cake and wine for this “special day”.

No. 600749

That's cool anon!

No. 600754

Happy Birthday Biiiitch!

No. 600768

What if I am michaeldragon800 tho

No. 600776


An instathot I used to follow held a funeral themed birthday for her 30th birthday (funeral bc laying rest to her 20s lol) and I’m excited to turn 30 and do something similar (though on a much smaller, probably more lame way lol)

No. 600782

Thank you all <3

Heh, a funeral themed bday would be interesting, but then I’ll get too sad…

No. 600787

Jfc red velvet cake + red wine is my ultimate weakness

Happy birthday bb I hope you got something nice and had some bonding time with your siblings!

No. 600863

Arigatou gozaimasu <3

No. 601056

I'm going out, buying an assortment of snacks, easy meals and nice beverages to hole up and write for a week. I can do it, I can graduate!

No. 601453

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BF's taking me to visit his chill folks for the first time this weekend. He's going to show me the forest near the house and we're going to look at bugs.

No. 601531

Finally cut my hair, like did some proper weird shit and it came out exactly how I wanted it to! Feels so much cooler now in every sense of the word.

No. 602256

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We've all just been to my grandpa's 93rd birthday today! It was just slightly weird taking into account of all covid precautions. There was much love all around.
God, I love my my family!!!
Here he is at the head of our table. We love you grandpa!

No. 602261

congratulations to your grandpa but you should probably delete this picture

No. 602264

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Talking to a cute girl for like 2 weeks, we went to dinner and we’re going out again this weekend. Right now I think it’s still the friend stage but she also jokes about things like getting us matching life jackets to swim at the beach with and she said I was cute and liked I was tall. I’m so excited to see her again.

No. 602267

You should delete this picture anon. Happy for you though. Hope your family stays healthy.

No. 602269

I'm happy for you and congrats to your grandpa and sorry to kill your vibe but is it really a good idea to post this pic on an imageboard?

No. 602273

Wtf are you gonna do with that pic?!?!?

No. 602275

Why would anyone want their family or themselves associated with this imageboard?

No. 602280

Because I brag in front of those whose opinion I care about, and that is YOU.

No. 602289

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Didn't realize I was responding to the op, you live your life how you want to dude lmao

No. 602291

I love this gif, anon, it’s adorable.

No. 602323

same, they look like loaves of bread i want to squish them

No. 602917

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I’ve been really getting into fountain pens and inks and an ink sample set I just ordered arrived!!! It’s only 2ml per color but I needed like 10 drops to fill up my converter for my pen so these samples alone are probably gonna last me months… I’m so excited to write with them!!! To write in my journal, to write holiday and birthday cards to all of my friends, ugh I love stationary so much.

No. 602926

Ooh, show us when you use them, they look lovely.

No. 602927

The Haha(?), Kikyou and Nekoyanagi shades are so pretty. Where did you order them from?

To be fair, you shouldn't want your family or yourself be associated with lolcow, it doesn't exactly have a positive reputation. And not everyone who visits here has good intentions. You really should refrain from posting pics that could possibly identify you in the future just to be safe..

No. 602942

Will do!! lol I put some in one of my empty rollerball pens that I just cleaned out but the ink refuses to flow right now haha

I ordered from Goulet Pens! They have a BOGO sale on these shark themed fountain pens and I have a free shipping code from this order… I’m tempted haha. I was looking forward to the Haha shade the most but can’t justify $24 for a full sized bottle. I’m super fickle and always want to try new colors so I might only order samples from here on out. They also have lots of other sample ink sets and individual colors too!!

No. 602968

No. 603012

Holy shit, definitely adding that to my “to buy” list!

No. 603605

anonnn there's a journal thread somewhere buried in the catalog, please post pics there when you get your ink. The Haha is absolutely gorgeous, why is it so expensive? Is it just because it has the name sailor moon on it or is ink in general that expensive?

No. 603607

samefag, but here's the journaling thread >>475318, thought I should provide you with the link lol

No. 604356

I got myself a date with a guy who’s a soft boy photographer. He’s so kind and he’s really interested in me as a person! We’ve not been talking for overly long but he shares so many interests with me. I’ve had such bad experiences with guys in the past so its really refreshing to have a guy who’s so nice!!

No. 604382

Yesterday I went an entire day without eating and I got so happy when it was 12 am, then I ate afterwards.

No. 605236

I decided recently that I wanted to play my 3ds on twitch, using my actual 3ds. I love learning about new things, including the setup involved in getting this stuff started

My only computer is a 2012 MBP, so online help for my specific needs is kinda sparse. But some creative googling and I'm pretty much up and running! The only thing left for me is getting a more reliable aux splitter, since the one I bought is recognized by my computer like… 20% of the time?

I brought it over to my friend's place to test on her more recent MBP and it has about an 80% recognition rate. Much better than mine, so I figure it must be hardware-related. That was literally for my own curiosity though, all I wanted to know is if it was hard to run on ALL Macbooks, or if mine was special due to age or something.

One exhausting debate later (because my friend wants to suggest all these things that don't make sense, and really streaming a 3ds is a special kind of beast anyway, until she told me I should just give up and emulate – why would I get this far just to give up now? I came over to test a cord!), and I went home and purchased three different types of dongles. I'm excited to get them in the mail and test them, even if my friend poopoo'd that idea (but really she was poopooing everything anyway)

Heck, if none of them work I'll just return them and keep my first one – 20% is more than zero, so

idk I like the idea of streaming, and I REALLY enjoy the feeling of getting this working when there are so many pieces involved

heck I might suck or not be interesting, but I'll be proud of having both game sound and picture lmao

No. 605320

If you have a new ds I would recommend hacking it and just stream through that instead of a cable. More about it in the link

No. 606030

Thank you for the tip anon! That's my current setup. I did some light reading on the capture card needing a hardware mod and nope'd out of that. Mine's already hacked anyway, so I just added the NTR CFW. I followed that exact guide, actually!
The cable is for sound – I can broadcast picture over the wifi, but not sound.

Most people can just plug an aux cable from the 3ds headphone jack to their dedicated mic jack on their pc and boom they're in business, but most laptops have one combo jack, and my MBP DEFINITELY only has one combo jack. If you want to use a mic, apple wants you to use a headset/mic combo with a TRRS jack, and just flat out won't recognize TRS mics and just calls them headphones. It's annoying, so in order to use an external mic I was using a 3.5mm TRRS to TRS splitter so I can plug in TRS mic and TRS headphones. Once my computer recognized the mic (20% of the time), I swapped out the mic cable with the 3ds aux cable and it was fine. This method is tedious because you need both a mic AND headset plugged in or else the MBP isn't going to recognize the mic initially.

I've been doing a lot of testing for a while lmao

I guess I'll update with what I think is my final fix! One of the dongles I bought was a USB splitter, which is acting as a TRRS audio jack (but from the usb port) and splitting it into mic and headphones again, only it has it's own soundcard in the USB head.
100% success rate!!
Plugged and unplugged several times just to be sure, but yeah! AND! I just plug in the 3ds aux cable into the mic port and it just WORKS – I don't need to have an extra headset plugged in or do any mic swaps or anything aaaa I'm so happy

No. 606053

Ever since my abusive parent kicked me out of the house and I moved to my other (loving) parent's place about a year ago my life has turned upside down.
I feel like I'm too old for this (mid twenties) but looking back I've been so emotionally and mentally stunted but now after having a loving family and good food and people caring about me and being able to have a good night's sleep just like I've always wanted has got me the happiest girl in the world and I feel like I can finally grow up and move on past the traumatizing shit. I honestly wouldn't have thought in 1000000 years this could ever happen and now it has and I'm so thankful. It was really hard getting here and I still have breakdowns but thank god for this and how things turned out.

No. 606125

I met a guy on tinder and we’ve been on 2 dates but he’s absolutely adorable and he’s so sweet and kind! There’s something so special about him, I’m going out with him again tomorrow. I can’t express how happy I am rn! I never for a second thought I would even go on a date with someone so lovely! I came into the house absolutely beaming! It’s just the small things he does, like stay up and wait on my texting him that I’m home ok and the compliments he gives me on such small things, he remembers so many small details! I really really like him! Wish me luck on my date tomorrow anons!

No. 606138

This sounds awesome! I'm sure you'll have a great time tomorrow too

No. 606348

Thanks so much anon! Hope you’re having a good day or night wherever you are in the world!

No. 606370

I saw a lightning storm tonight for the first in like… 5 or 6 years? They don't happen in my area very often. My boyfriend and I drove to a lookout point at the beach, it was a little crowded (though everyone was distancing) but we were able to snag quiet spot. It was kind of nice sharing the storm with a bunch of people. Everyone was so quiet. It wasn't raining either so we snuggled up on the beach. Today seriously ruled.

No. 606471

Happy for you anon. If you feel low or your mind returns to what you experienced before don't be afraid to tackle it by speaking to someone. Even though you're out of there physically your mind still needs patience and time. I wish you nothing but the best with this peaceful life you should have had all along.

Nice. This would be my dream way to spend an evening. I enjoyed reading this

Update us if you can!

I wouldn't have posted a picture but viewing this regardless made me happy. I'm really happy for your family and specifically for him. We recently lost a grandparent just after they hit their 99th birthday, didn't get to see her at all for it due to covid. Had to then watch her funeral service over Facebook of all places. Cherish your grandad. I'm glad you have these photos and that you value your time with your family. It's very heartwarming.

No. 606540

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I had brain surgery 3 days ago and I was actually able to sleep the whole night last night. Small victory, but I woke up really excited cause yesterday I was sobbing uncontrollably thinking that the pain was never gonna go away enough I could sleep. I hope all you anons have good and happy days!

No. 606544

You are awesome anon!

No. 606552

hope you have a comfy ass night of sleep tonight too, love u anon

No. 606628

Awesome anon! I hope you rest easy from now on

No. 606646

i hope ur brain ok anon

No. 606667

May you have lots of comfy sleeps and peaceful nights! Love you, anon!

No. 606721

Anon I’m so happy for you!! Take it easy!

No. 606731

Anon I'm so happy for you! You're very strong and how cute is that gif omg

No. 606882

Thanks anon! Will try to post some of the inks there!

I think bottled ink is usually roughly this price. I don't own too many bottles, only some of Herbin's anniversary ink bottles (they have shimmer in the ink and are soo pretty) and two plain color inks (also Herbin). My shimmer inks were almost $30 a pop I think lol. A single bottle will probably last years though, it doesn't take that much to fill up a pen's converters, and even pens with large ink capacity might still take a while to finish depending on how much you write. It's honestly not a bad deal, but maybe a bad idea to buy so many full sized bottles since it would take forever to get through one haha.

No. 607147

Tinder anon here, the date went super well! We’re seeing each other again tomorrow for dinner, he’s coming to pick me up! I’m reeeeaaally crushing on him! Tomorrow will be our fourth date btw, is that too soon to kinda talk about dating?

No. 607149

That's so great, anon!! How did you do it? Sounds like something I might try myself

No. 607185

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I've been a bit sad because I finally finished burning through my new favorite candle, Sugared Lemon Zest, from Bath & Body Works. It's a perfect balance of sweet and lemon-y, without being too heavy on either side. I thought it had been discontinued and I'd never be able to get it again until I realized Limoncello, which B&BW always has year round, has the same scent notes. I've never smelled that one before somehow but I'm going to try and go to the store sometime this week. But this brightened my day to know there's a candle that smells like this, it's such a comforting scent. Yes, I know it's pathetic to get this excited over an overpriced candle but it's important to me that my apartment smells nice!

Now if only I could find a good dupe for B&BW London Tea & Lemon… it's so nostalgic for me. Kind of crazy how different scents can bring you right back to a very specific moment.

No. 607187

I’m wildly terrified of candles (scared of house fires) but I looooove smelling them so much. My best friend and I love citrus scents so much, and every holiday/birthday I always include a candle alongside whatever other gift I’m getting her (part of it is pre-quarantine I used to go over to her house often so it was also an excuse for me to smell it more lol). Definitely going to buy that limoncello one for her this year!! TJMaxx and Marshalls always have the best candle selection too, too bad none of their inventory is constant.

No. 607192

The scent is heavenly! sometimes lemon scents are too overpowering for me and smell like cleaning products, and I'm not a fan of sweet/bakery scents, but damn this one is perfect. Btw you could always try wax melts or wall plug ins! Bath & Body Works has a ton of different wall plug in scents.

And yeah I got this random candle from TJX years ago, a super unique orange scent, that I've never been able to find a dupe of. It doesn't even have a brand as far as I can tell.

No. 607352

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Thanks mods, you've made my day and I feel like a good noodle

No. 607506

>Tinder anon here, the date went super well!
Awesome, I'm so happy for you! Fourth date seems like very good time to start talking about possibility of "serious" dating because you're already past the point of making sure you want to see each other more. Have a great dinner!

No. 607540

Thanks for the advice anon, I think I might bring it after dinner! We’re planning on going away for the day next week, I’m so excited! I’ve never had a boyfriend before! I’ll come back and update tonight!

No. 607554

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My bangs are finally the perfect length again, I plucked my eyebrows, I tried practicing with makeup a little and realized I was prettier without it, put on my favorite combat boots for a bit just to remember how cool I feel wearing them, and my abs are starting to show up. Even if just for today, I feel good about my appearance. I hope you're all feeling good too. Also look at this pretty house I found in a programming tutorial (somehow??)

No. 608052

My mom came home and brought me egg tarts! She also had a sesame ball that was hers but said that I could eat it. I’ve gained so much weight because of quarantine and I’m trying to cut back on my excessive and indulgent eating but it’s a nice treat to eat my favorite treats every once in a while. Also it just makes me feel nice when my mom sees me eyeing something and let’s me have it like I’m a 5 year old again lol (don’t worry I also share food I bring home with her)

No. 608057

Sorry last update! I hope yous are not sick of me! So me and the tinder guy are officially dating!! He’s my first boyfriend!! He brought me flowers on our date today and then took me to dinner and stuff he is a total sweetheart!! I have one of his hoodies atm and it smells like him so I’m wearing it to bed!!

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This is fuckin wholesome and adorable and I’m pumped for you, anon.

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I love my anon sisters.

No. 608070


I love this. I hope he continues to treat you right and with all the love and respect you deserve!!!!

No. 608076

You guys are so sweet!! It’s like talking to really supportive friends!! Thank you all so much!! Have a lovely night or day wherever you guys are based!

No. 608086

This is so sweet, I just love such cute, simple love stories, melts my heart. Best of luck to you two!

No. 608102

happy you're feeling good about yourself, you deserve it anon!

No. 609331

I was chatting to my friend on the phone today and she cut herself off mid sentence like "oh I almost forgot hold on I have something for you" and got out a list of all these bands and songs for me to listen to and I thought it was so sweet and cute that she would do that? Like we were just casually talking about what kind of music we liked the other day and the fact she went out of her way to find some stuff for me is sooo nice. Such a simple gesture can go a long way. And now i wanna do something similar for her but i don't know what lol

No. 609489

My sweet sweet friend just asked me if I want to be her maid of honour

No. 609499

Congrats anon! I’m sure you’ll make a great maid of honour.

No. 610040

My mom gave me a bag of southwest pretzels and they’re so good!! They’re also filling, so I don’t feel tempted to eat the whole thing

No. 610077

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read through this thread for the first time in a while and something feels different now. i'm so excited for the future. i'm so excited to meet new people and make new memories. i hope good things come to you all. thank you anons.

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I wasn't feeling great today honestly (anxiety, partner almost took his life etc.) but reading through this thread really makes my day atleast better. I hope everyone is feeling good today, we might live in hard times but sometimes we gotta look on the brightside of things. Hope you all have a wonderful day, bless you all kind strangers.

Anyway, heres a wholesome cat meme for everyone

No. 610130

i had my first date yesterday

No. 610141

Cute! I hope it went well anon.

No. 610403

That’s so cute! How did it go anon??

No. 610453

Today I saw a guy walking his two dogs in the rain. The dogs were wearing raincoats and having a lovely time!!

No. 610507

Reached my gw this morning hooray

No. 610906

Was worried I was going to end up with a B in my summer class, but I got 105 on the final and that bumped me up to an A!

No. 611502


thank you! I think I was too akward and talked way too much about weird things. But he made me feel very comfortable so we just talked for hours.

He didn’t contact me afterwards but it was a very nice experience nevertheless. Especially now during the pandemic it was great going out of my room for once.

No. 611900

Got new glasses today! They're a round shape, which I really wanted this time around but was worried they wouldn't suit my face. I kept debating between matte black or gold frames, but I went with gold. I really like how I look in them!

I went to my neighborhood optometrist that I've been seeing for my last 2 or 3 pairs (used to constantly switch optometrists until I found him) and it was nice catching up with him. He was saying stuff like "wow! You've really grown up!" and how he'll watch a lot of his patients grow up throughout the years as they continue to see him and it just made me really happy. We talked about life and the virus and how businesses are faring, and he said they're okay now, but the landlord still wants rent and they've gone through all their reserves now.

I don't have insurance so I had to pay out of pocket for the lenses and frames (but the frames they had that are usually covered by insurance were ugly anyway this time around lol) and it was a whopping $400… I can technically afford it (long overdue for new ones anyway), plus they're a small business and I want to give them my money so they can hopefully stick around, so I don't feel too bad about the price tag. I got my prescription info this time so I can order myself some glasses online in case something happens to my new pair too lol.

No. 612644

I adopted one of my foster kittens today! He has an overbite and his tongue sticks out almost all the time. He’s super needy and chatty, so he has been dubbed Bartholomew (emphasis on mew). He’s such a sweet baby with some health concerns. I couldn’t bear the idea of him being adopted to someone who wouldn’t go as far as possible to save him if he needed surgery in the future, so what better place for him to live than with me!!
And my big dog also has a tendency to let his tongue poke out a little bit, so it was kind of meant to be, imo

No. 612760

I've finally been getting work done on my projects! It feels good to make progress on a goal for once! Especially one that provides challenges and the possibility to improve my skills. Feels pretty good.

No. 612780

All the weight I gained is actually water weight because I just started my period.

No. 612783

Bitch…. Show us the cat

No. 612804

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Pls forgive me, anon. Here he issss

No. 612811

Whosa pwetty kitty with an overbitty

Good luck to him in his new loving home!

No. 612813

Thanks! He's already so happy, playing with his toys and coming up to rub his face against mine. I've been playing bird videos for him on my TV when I have to leave him alone since he's still too small to let free roam. I plan to spoil him rotten!

No. 612855

He's so sweet oh my goodness! I hope he keeps his cuddly nature. I have a super needy cat who is basically attached at my hip and he's made such a good companion the past few years.

No. 612866

I hope he'll stay cuddly too! That's so sweet you've got such a loving kitty yourself! That's the best kind of cat to have. I have two adult cats and one is such a cuddle bug while the other one will bite me and claw me if I dare pet anywhere near her tummy when she's laying on her side. (Always on her terms, the little brat)
I was always a dog person my whole life until I started working at an animal shelter and fell in love. I literally adopted my two other cats within two months of working there, that's how quick it was!

No. 614161

I got my financial aid reimbursements for this semester!

I can finally pay off my books and go shopping as well

No. 616081

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I got a job!! And I might be moving in with the boyfriend next month! Also, I just made amazingly soft and dank cinnamon rolls! 2021's my year, ya'll

No. 616090

Congrats anon!!!

No. 616267

Thank you!! I'm so over the moon!

No. 616454

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Went to the nursery today to get a few different flowers to liven up my days & did some gardening. Pic related are celosia and that is one of the varieties I got.
My bees are happy and so is my heart!

No. 616455

Those are beautiful! I don't think I even knew those existed before your post.

No. 616736

Hell yeah!! Best of luck with school anon! I hope you'll be able to stay safe too if you're going to classes in person!

>My bees are happy and so is my heart!
I want to be your friend anon…

No. 616771

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Ordered bahn mi and kimchi fries for myself and my coworker. I haven't bought from this shop in MONTHS and I missed them so much. So so so happy they got to open up their shop in the city and that I finally get to eat them again. I love this place so much, their food is so yummy.

No. 616775

Hell yeah let’s be pals!

No. 616794

I got a new (new to me) phone after putting up with a shitty piece of garbage for 2 years that was glitchy, shattered, and held together with tape. I got a cute phone case from Redbubble too!

No. 616806

This post is adorable

No. 616815

I got to the final interview for the job I applied for, I hate my current job so hopefully I get this new one.

No. 617755

Hell yeah, banh mi!!

That's wonderful! I know that feel, I recently got a new phone too after water kept getting into the screen cracks.

Praying for you, anon!! Make sure you prep for it!

No. 617919

I really love the community in /ot/ /g/ & /m/
I know there’s the fighting and degeneracy that comes with image boards, but the girls I’ve befriended from this site get me on a level that no one else seems to.
I try to be wholesome, positive & encouraging to other anons here in hopes that the sentiment is contagious, but sometimes it’s just too fun to take bait or call someone a tard. Regardless, I love you ladies

No. 617928

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Omg anon same!! Especially the last part oof

No. 617930

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Y’all are like the sisters I always wanted but never had, complete with the love as well as the bickering

No. 617988

I love this gif so much and I love you anon

No. 618963

Got my new glasses today!! I had a hard time deciding between the black or gold version of the frames I got but I’m happy I went with gold! My coworker said it’s a cute summer-y look, but I also just think gold looks super nice on me. I really wanted round shape frames this time and I’m happy I found a pair and look cute in them. My old pair has served me well the past three years but the nosepads were falling off (been gluing them back for months now lol), they constantly slide down my face, and also one lens got scratched within the first year because someone else dropped them, so I’m very happy about new glasses lol. I had to pay completely out of pocket for them this time but I’m happy to support my local optometrist because he’s such a sweetheart and I really want his business to make it through these times. The case I got this time matches my glasses too! The case is matte gold with shiny gold waves/lines all around, looks super nifty!

No. 619064

I bet you look cute as fuck in your glasses anon! Good choice with the gold round flames

No. 619449

I got red glasses recently but haven't picked them up yet. I'm really too nervous to wear them because i'm super insecure and i feel like I should have gone with black or brown, but at the same time I should just say fuck it and not care what anyone else thinks.

No. 619482

Thank you anon!!! I feel really cute in them hehe

Fuck yeah anon, red frames sound so cool!! I bet you'll look super good in them!! Saying 'fuck it' and not caring is so much easier said than done, but I hope you'll be able to and then eventually really truly stop giving a fuck about if anyone thinks you don't look good in them! We deserve self confidence and to love ourselves and our outward appearance.

No. 620498

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Ive just took a hot bath this moring. Jfc you dont know how happy i am just to take one, my pipe system is a little fucked so only one side of the house gets hot water. Its been almost a year since ive had my last hot water bath, after shit that happen this year, a long and deserving bath is all i wanted.

No. 620678

I miss baths so much… can't wait until it's winter time to take a nice hot bath!! I love warming myself up with a nice long soak.

I studied abroad for a little bit during my undergrad and did a homestay with a sweet little old lady who let me call her mom, and during the winter she would always insist on me getting in the bath, even when I told her I was hesitant because I was on my period (she also insisted that I go first). She used to buy these little fizzy things for me to use (sort of like a bath bomb but smaller and more compact and not as fancy, but still nice).

No. 620989

Looked in the mirror and thought “damn, I’m pretty cute.”

After spending most of my life thinking I was ugly as sin, always hoping that when I became an adult that I’d finally be pretty, and it’s happened yall. I think learning how to style myself was a huge factor, but damn that self love comes a long way. My ex girlfriend was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in my life and yet still told me “I can’t get over how pretty you are.” I’m not turning heads or getting scouted, but I still feel really pretty and cute most days. I finally like my face. It’s nice.

No. 621508

>october 2019 i had an abnormal pap smear
>january 2020 had a cervical biopsy done that said i have HSIL (CIN2)
>booked for the LEEP surgery but kept having to delay due to covid
>side note the LEEP can make your cervix incompetent and complicate pregnancy which scared me a lot
>had another biopsy in august to confirm i would still need to proceed with the LEEP
>results came back as LSIL
>the abnormal cells are regressing
>LEEP is no longer an immediate necessity and i will just need to be monitored every 6 months moving forward to ensure it doesn't worsen
>elated and hoping it will continue to regress

y'all, quitting cigarettes/vaping was the best decision of my life. there is a strong correlation between cigarette smoking and cervical cancer and it's hypothesized that your immune system prioritizes fighting off the carcinogens from cigarette smoke over the HPV infection, letting it fester and eventually becoming something worrisome (like CIN2 or 3).

…or perhaps this is just a cope for me to justify quitting :')

No. 621513

I went through similar, never smoked in the first place but nurses always asked about it. Said it's important not to start as it would affect the chances of it clearing up.

I'm HPV free now and cells aren't perfect but they're not a great concern either

No. 621515

>or perhaps this is just a cope for me to justify quitting
You're not coping, quitting isn't easy and you should be proud of yourself anon. It's going to benefit you even if you don't actively realize it.

No. 622017

feeling good, never taken a college class in my life and i am 29 and i am taking online classes as we speak…super nervous hope i do okay!

finally feel like i can get something done.

No. 623258

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I bought myself an Inuyasha inspired necklace from bisoulovely as a birthday present to myself a few months ago (Inuyasha was my first ever anime and I finally finished it like days before this preorder dropped lmao) and it just arrived today and I FUCKING LOVE IT. Pic related is not mine but it came in pretty much the same packaging and I got the LIGHT UP BOX!!!!!! God I’m so in love with it. When the creator announced she was switching to these boxes, I thought only certain orders over a certain dollar amount would get it so I wasn’t sure if I would get it, but I did!!!! The necklace is so cute, the packaging is next level, worth every dollar spend and every minute I waited for it.

Now I’m sad the box that my luxury watch came in doesn’t light up kek. Easily 10x the price but the lack of a little light makes it feel like it pales in comparison hahaha. Next time I want to save up and get a piece done in solid gold from her (just got gold vermeil this time). Sometimes my friends belittle me for being bougie and liking jewelry (even though I only own like… maybe two real solid gold/silver pieces worth a hefty price that were both gifted to me) but I don’t give a fuck!!!!! Look at this pretty shit!!!!! I feel like a princess just owning it!!!

No. 623261

The necklace, and your excitement about it, are both extremely cute anon

No. 623269

thank you anon, I love you ;-; <3

No. 623271

Good luck, anon! I'm 30 and want to start college soon since I never had the opportunity when I was younger. What class are you taking?

No. 623279

I've never heard of this store before, just looked it up and am now tempted to buy every item

No. 623287

That's such a pretty necklace! So happy that you're happy, anon. It's gonna go well with a lot of outfits

No. 623336

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Their stuff is soooooo nice!! I’m usually into very plain/minimalist jewelry, especially when it comes to rings, but ughh I’d love to get maybe a ring or two from them one day! Their stacked rings are especially pretty!

This is actually the necklace I got but thank you anon!!! It’s so elegant and dainty hehe. I’m so excited to wear it out but also simultaneously nervous about it too hahaha. It’s not super fancy but I feel like if I ever wear it to the office it’s enough to make my coworkers go “oh do you have a date tonight?” or something lol

No. 623345


I hope that any anons who are struggling, or even if you are not, will be able to find a moment of peace. Shit sucks ass in the world right now, but I’m so overwhelmingly grateful for what I have in my life despite it all and to be alive in this very moment. I wish I could kiss all of you on the head and give you $20.

No. 623352

Your post made me happy! I would treasure your kiss and use that $20 to buy bubble tea and a slice of fancy cake.

No. 623375


To any anon reading this:
I hope everything works out for you

No. 623378

I would like to ask, wou li d you say the quality and materials are worth the price? I'd really like to start investing in some higher quality, more expensive jewelry, mainly rings, bracelets and pendants that will last a long time, but I'm really weary of dropping a lot of money on something I can't look at in person, first. That blue Zelda ring they're selling is tempting af though

No. 623548

I only own one other very nice necklace that I know is solid gold but I'd say they're pretty comparable! Bisoulovely does offer the option to get their stuff done in solid gold/silver (I think you have to DM them for it, and it's done at a premium cost of course) and I was tempted to do it for this necklace, but I don't think I'll be wearing it so often, plus I wasn't in a financial situation to drop that much on a piece of jewelry for myself when I ordered it haha. This necklace looks really nice irl. I'm not a big fan of gemstones at all (especially not FIVE on a single piece lol) but it overall looks really classy! Really a cherry on top piece, especially with anything with a deep V cut. Not gaudy or too standout which I like too.

I've also always been eyeing stuff from Mejuri because a lot of their stuff fits my regular taste of minimalist/simple jewelry. They have a store in my city and I quite like a lot of their stuff, but I haven't bought any of it yet. They're not too expensive for what they are imo, but then again, I'm also a big jewelry noob lol.

No. 624030

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I passed one of the most important exams of my whole uni career and I never really believed I could do it. Any anons who have self-doubts like me - you can do it too!
I studied so much and it really paid off. I'm so happy right now.

No. 624047

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NOW is my TIME! I'm gonna get it together and start feeling like a productive, disciplined, self-fulfilling person again. I'm finally at a place where I'm financially secure with a relatively stress-free job so I want to make the best out of all the rest of my life. This last month or two since I graduated I've been an uninspired couch potato but I'm gonna hold myself accountable from now on!

>gonna finish my professional portfolio

>pick up my creative hobbies again
>attend a few workshops and lectures at this exclusive online bootcamp I got into to get inspired!
>gym's have re-opened so I can get ripped again
>save up as much money as I can
>start eating clean and putting effort into my meals
>start applying for jobs in my graduate field, possibly thinking of other places I'd like to move to.
>pick up some new hobbies and fun stuff to look forward to other than mindless scrolling!
>stop relying on weed as much, limiting it down to hopefully a few times a week rather than every day.

Just before the lockdown I was in a place similar to this, so I know it's not as hard as it seems to me now just cos I've been idling for so long. It feels like I have a lot to do but at least now that I'm not in school it doesnt feel like there's as much of a time limit. I'm going to try and enjoy the process rather than focusing on the end result.

No. 624048

Congrats, anon!!!!

No. 624137

FUCK YEAH ANON!!! I believe in you!!! Take baby steps and soon you'll be on your way to being the best version of yourself!

No. 624305

I just made a tasty, mess-free chocolate mugcake, hoorah for the small joys in life.

No. 624324

please share the recipe anon!!!!!

No. 624606

Posted in the vent thread a few weeks ago about my bachelor's thesis that was due in less than a week and that I had severely procrastinated on… I was really fucking sure I was going to fail but guess who fucking got a 16/20 today??? This gal!!

No. 624614

good job queen!

No. 624903

About 10 years ago when I was in high school I was into making Livejournal icons for a bit. I decided to color in some manga panels after reading a devianart tutorial to make some custom icons and they came out pretty good. I showed them to an artistically minded friend who complimented them, but I never went anywhere with it. A ton of stuff came up and I thought I was never going to touch it again.

A couple of days ago, someone posted some lineart for a coloring contest. I decided to give coloring a try again, and I feel pretty good about what I've made with my laptop touchpad. I'm not using any fancy brushes - it's mostly just the default brush alongside a lot of smudging and blurring. I bet a lot of people would shit on what I did but I think it looks great.

I never saw myself as an artistic person but it's so fun to be able to make something yourself.

No. 624906

As someone who makes my own art with a drawing tablet, the fact you achieved that while not being that artistic and with a TOUCHPAD i am impressed anon. Thats awesome no doubt, keep doing it

No. 625032

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Haha anon, thanks so much, it really put a smile on my face. :) But I'm not sure what you had in your mind. I really like how the shirt and the head came out even though I've just been using my touchpad. (The lineart is not by me)

I have to be honest, someone with more experience also colored the picture (in a different style) and I used it to reference where the shadows go. I have a long way to go but I feel like I could invest in a tablet or some coloring lessons.

No. 625076

That’s really impressive and you definitely should invest in a tablet and lessons! If that’s your work at an inexperienced level when you get some more practice in you’ll be great at it.

No. 625139

Awesome Bearnard! Was this an official contest? The lighting looks good. It was a good idea using a reference.

No. 625152

I ordered a really cute blank notebook from a woman-owned business, she uses recycled paper for her notebooks. I got it today and omg, it's so pretty, it's perfect. It's got so many pages and 3 different types of pages and it's gorgeous and sturdy and just my style. I'm so excited to fill it up anons

No. 625158

Please show!

No. 625172

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Here it issss!!!
Also a typo, 2 diff types of pages. Can't wait to paint on the cover to customize it hehe

No. 625178

So neat! Would love to see it customized later too

No. 625182

My boyfriend and I are moving to a new city next month. I have been living in the same dingy, dark apartment for so long and I am finally free!!!
The house is small but it meets me requirements of lots of windows, a nice kitchen and a decent shower.

No. 625293

Hell yeah!!!! I hope you'll enjoy the new city and house!! Have fun decorating!!!

No. 625960


just saw this anon thanks ! <3 i hope you can start soon

i am taking classes to get my medical coding certificate and then possibly transferring to healthcare managment in the future !

No. 627791

Being able to look at art I've made in the past 1-2 years and say "this is good artwork, I am proud of myself for drawing this, and I'm happy with the way it is" is such a lovely feeling

No. 628122

I can hear my neighbours in the next unit, a man and a woman, singing together and they have lovely voices

No. 628135

I hope I can feel this feel

No. 628161

This is such a good feeling! I'm happy for you, took me forever to get to that point in life.

In general, recently I've noticed I've managed to become far more positive about art. In the past I used to get really intimidated and upset looking at people better than me, it would always block me from creating anything myself as I knew it will never be this good. Latest months I've noticed a complete shift in that mentality, every time I see something good it immediately inspires me to create something of my own; it's such a healthy mindset, my past self would be so proud!

No. 628944

A few months ago I complained in /ot/ about regretting cutting my hair short and yada yada, but now it has grown past that awkward length and it looks really nice. I'm so glad I decided to cut all that damage off. That in combination with the CG method has literally transformed my hair, I have now presentable hair for the first time in my life! I no longer have to hide it in buns, I'm so happy!

No. 628985

I love my hair so much! It’s beautiful, it has a nice body, the color suits my skin tone and I even got some natural highlights. It looks great long or short and I love straightening it on my own.

No. 629073

My state just boosted unemployment benefits so I’ll be getting some back pay and with what I have in savings, I’ll be able to go visit my friends across the country for my birthday in October. I’m pretty excited. Also finally got a response from a potential employer (I work in a competitive/saturated) field so I have to submit some samples of my work and if hiring manager likes I’ll be invited in for an interview!

No. 629461

I'm recovering well from my ED! I'm happily eating as much as I want every day, doing so much better physically and mentally!

I also finally have enough self-esteem to own my attractiveness. I used to hate myself into losing weight, but I was always pretty damn cute. 20lb later I still have my cute face, an hourglass figure with a juicy ass and thighs and I'm never taking it for granted again!!!

No. 629462

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y'all i'm just really good at programming, there's no two ways about it. it feels so nice to be actually proficient in a marketable skill, and i can just type as fast as i think. whether it's low level mathy programming or spinning up a pretty ui, i can do it–and when there's something i can't do, it doesn't take long to learn because of my extensive background!

i've never complimented myself on this before but after years of education, i'm allowing myself this feeling

No. 629470

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Good job anon it's great to acknowledge your skills.

I moved into a new place (temporarily) and I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to decorate my room because it looks really old and everything's white but the landlords are pretty nice and I've repainted some things, replaced the old dingy chandelier, put up a pinboard with my favorite stuff, we bought new shelves and put up decorations on the wall and even got potpourri and it feels so nice. I love being here, I love just laying on the bed and looking at the things around me and remembering how we got them or how I customized them. I'm sharing a room with my old roommate but my new roommates are really nice too. They say we fit right in. It feels like living in the neet apartment in princess Jellyfish. Feels good man

No. 629543

Anon I'm so incredibly happy and proud of you.

I never had a full blown ED but I struggled a lot with my body image and food a couple years ago, some of that time while I was studying abroad in Japan! I think back on it now and I regret it deeply, feel bad missing out on a lot of the food culture there for muh thigh gap lol.

I'm sure you're a cute and beautiful person. I hope you'll have many more days appreciating yourself and your body and good food!

No. 629717

Congrats anon!

No. 629964

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Under a year ago I felt motivation for the first time and strived to live better as a whole; workout, cook, make friends no matter the circumstances, achieve personal goals I was slacking on…

Now I feel like it's becoming second nature for me. I cook, I workout at least once a week, I do yoga if my body feels even a little bit tight/sore, I've been practicing my hobbies on a weekly basis, I've gotten a lot better at not ignoring stressful yet important tasks, I've been going out of my way and putting myself out there to make friends despite my dead campus…

Fuck, I always wanted to be here deep down, but I always coped saying all I needed was to get good grades and be on the internet.
I know when the pace picks up I won't be as "regular" on everything but y'know, I don't think I'll give up entirely on socializing, working out, hobbies etc just because life got harder.

I'm proud that I got here even if it wasn't the same process as everyone else. I was in a bubble for years but now I'm out in the real word and making the most out of it.

Pic unrelated

No. 630213

So happy for you anon!! I'm not 100% where I want to be and my progress there is incredibly slow, but as I live each passing day as a functional adult trying my best, I know I'll get there one day. I hope your future brings you lots of friends who you can hang out with, cook with, and go to yoga class with! Continue living your best life anon!

No. 630220

Every other week for the past few months now, my friends and I get on Discord and watch a movie together. Some weeks I'm not interested in the movie at all, but I still try my best to pop in, even if it's just for an hour or so, because I love the company of my friends. I miss seeing all of them in person so much, and this is the closest we can be right now given the circumstances, but I'm glad I'm able to take a break from this isolating and fear drenched reality to be with my friends for a little bit, even if it's just through a screen. I hope we can actually spend time together in person soon.

No. 630228

Uni started back up again, and i am practicing such good study habits for the first time in my life i'm so proud of myself.

No. 630259

I hope you'll pass all your assignments and exams with flying colors!! Good luck anon!!

No. 630277

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I saved a bee from the stairwell today. I gave it ginger ale and it drank a lot and then slept in my palm for a very long time and peed on me once. It was very dusty and cleaned itself, too. Usually, I low-key freak out when they just freeze and start shaking but today I finally learnt / figured that they're sleeping because of exhaustion. That didn't take me forever to learn at all … This one flew off when I finally moved it (very upset and unwilling lol) to get ready to bring it to a garden. Hopefully, the little guy find a place to spend it's last autumn days nicely. I feel slightly less useless now.

No. 630286

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here it is sleeping post-pee and pre-clean

No. 630291


No. 630302

This is so sweet! Bless you anon

No. 630303

I love you anon

No. 630349

Anon you sound so fucking cute… I love you

No. 630365

You are a sweetheart! That bee is also adorable.

No. 630638

It's not even Christmas so idk why this popped into my head but growing up I really loved the Christmas Eve tradition I had with my brothers. They shared a big room in the basement and every year we would make a fort, play video games, eat so much junk and then fall asleep sprawled out on the floor in our sleeping bags with Christmas music playing on the radio. We're close in age in with me being the oldest and we did this until I was like 15 lol (probably would have done it longer but I moved away.) I looked forward to it so much ever year.

No. 630643

Wacha working on anon? How did you learn?

No. 630656

I just found out about mid-size fashion hauls etc and I am so happy. Cliche but all my life everything has been centered around being skinny or (at the moment) around being plus size and/or super curvy. I had no idea that a community like this existed and I'm excited to see how it will help me be confident in my own skin.

No. 630660

It’s not my birthday or anything, but are there other anons who have a twin or share their bday with a sibling and LOVE their birthdays? I share mine with my older sister. I thought it would go away when I got older but nope even this spring’s lame covid birthday was still fun because I still got to share it with my sister!

No. 630668

Happy unbirthday anon!

No. 630961

Believe it or not lolcow helped me so much with my depression and body image issues. I have never had a good relationship with my sister but you all seem like sisters to me. Because of threads on /ot/ I have felt less alienated and ready to achieve something and do things for myself, not for others. I love you guys. (I also started up stretching again after not doing so for a long time because of depression, took a long walk today, it was such a nice autumn day and I finally feel a little more happy).

No. 631187

Yesterday when I came out of the subway station, someone was handing out business cards. I always take whatever flyer or card people are handing out just to be nice, walk a few blocks away, then trash it. I looked down at the business card and saw it was for a voucher for a free cup of tea or coffee at a cafe! My dumbass didn’t even notice it was for the cafe right outside the subway (made sense why the guy was there handing it out now lol). My coworker mentioned the shop to me before and it looks like they just opened back up yesterday. I went in to get some sweets (a chocolate cake for my dad, a chocolate pastry for my cousin who buys me sweets whenever he goes out to nice bakeries, and a matcha cream puff for myself) on top of getting my free tea. Part of me wished to save it because it seemed like the guy was gonna let me use it for hot chocolate (but they didn’t have any chocolate today) but I’ll probably be back there since it’s in such a convenient location and I’d like to try their breads and breakfast foods!! I’m waiting for my dad to get home to share my cream puff with him while he eats the chocolate cake too, I’m excited to try it!!

Seems like my mindless taking of flyers paid off hehe.

No. 631311

I proposed to my boyfriend tonight and he said yes!
We laughed at it being unconventional since normally he "should" do the proposing, but I fell in love with this fucker 3 years ago and I'm excited to have him in my life forever.

No. 631327

that’s so cute!

No. 631330

Damn, I want cream puffs now.

Congratulations, anon!!

No. 631357

You proposed to your bf?lmfao

No. 631359

Congrats anon!
Get the fuck out of here bitch

No. 631362

Well the fact that she proposed to her bf had be howling for 10 minutes. So that did bring positivity in my heart. Ty

No. 631366

ok anon

No. 631382

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Its still rough and i still live at home with nothing going for me but, I've been improving. honestly anons therapy is key if you have mental illness. It's still a long way to go with many issues but my depression has lessened, I went from being in bed 24/7 to only being in my room to sleep.
The effects of covid are generally terrible for the world, but it took away my shame for being a shut-in (which occurred for reasons out of my control- God I used to be unable to admit that!). Overcoming my doubts that I'm just lazy, the lack of guilt actually got me out of bed doing things like being with family and going outdoors!!
God its still bumpy and shaky but I try to remember what my therapist said, "Recovery isn't a straight line." I think im gonna be ok guys and I believe you can too

No. 631385

>Proposing to a man who knew he should have been the one to
Oh no sis what are you doing

No. 631518

Congrats anon!!! I’m so happy for you!! Ignore the sourpusses in here lol. I hope you guys get to have an awesome wedding and many, many years full of love and adoration for each other!

No. 631521

I believe in you anon!!!! I hope the future brings many good things into your life!!!

It’s always a bit surreal to think back on myself just a few years ago when I was super depressed and highly suicidal. Now I’m just living my best normie life and am extremely grateful to be alive. I never thought I would make it here, but knowing I can achieve this gives me hope in the future that if I ever falter, that I can make it back here again. I hope one day you’ll be able to find a moment where you’re just out and about and realize that the demons in your life have quieted, and the world seems a bit brighter.

No. 631620


Thank you all so much! He's the man of my dreams, I'm so excited!

by "should" I meant, because he just assumed he would propose to me.
We've discussed it in length before, and he was actually about to propose to me here in a few months but I beat him to the punch haha, either way not to worry anon.

I believe in you anon! Progress isn't linear, you'll sometimes takes two steps forward and one step back but I'm proud of you for seeking help. I wish you all the best in this life.

No. 632929

A famous author in my country had this project that needed three illustrators and I was one of them. It went smoothly and he praised the work I submitted all throughout. After the project concluded he asked me if I would like to work on his next book as the sole illustrator!!! I'm so so happy mostly because I thought the pandemic would totally kill my industry, but I feel like I've been getting more work than ever.

No. 632931

aahh that's great anon!

No. 633302

i don't even think twice before talking to strangers now. i'm not totally a social chameleon yet but i feel comfortable in new environments quicker than i used to, which makes communication easier than ever.

i spent an hour+ talking to a foreign language teacher the other day, and when a native (not a teacher) came into the class at the end to talk to us, i tried talking to her and engaging with what she was saying. normally i would've just nodded and laughed awkwardly. i mean, i think she barely understood what i was saying and it makes me cringe a liiiiittle bit but hey, i tried! i went for it multiple times despite struggling and not knowing that person!

this is the most striking example but there's been tons of other instances recently. anons, it does get better.

No. 633304

oh and i even talked to one of the students waiting for class to start. i used to never even make small talk with people i knew (like classmates) or even talking to them, really… i felt like no one wanted to talk to me, especially not more than twice.

No. 633331

I'm proud of you and I wish it was me! I was once approached out of the blue by a girl while waiting in the cinema for my colleagues, she ended up being a good friend of mine for a while until we moved to different countries, I was always impressed with how effortless it was for her to just come up and start talking. I wouldn't have that friendship if it didnt happen! It's a seriously great skill / level of confidence to have.

No. 633341

Asked in the stupid questions thread if I should sew myself a pirate shirt (inspiration courtesy of Bernadette Banner's newest video) and I picked up the fabric and started sewing the other day! I used to cosplay so I'm familiar with sewing, but I was never by any means really that good at it. It's been so long since I've sewn, and I don't think I've ever really ever had a calm time doing it (con crunch, worrying about inaccuracies, etc) but I've been having a great time sewing so far!

I have a machine but I decided to handsew this- I just felt like I didn't really want to finish quickly, like I really wanted to bask in the long, arduous process of handsewing and enjoying that time and effort spent. It's been really fun so far! Slow, but fun. I've already made a sort of big mistake, but I'm not stressed about it for once. I have enough leftover fabric if need be, but I think I can make it work without cutting up that fabric! Since it's just for myself, I'm not worried about making it a little "inaccurate" and as long as my handsewing makes it through multiple wears and washes that's all I care about. It feels good (to sort) of return to a hobby that I loved so much.

Anon that's amazing!!!!

Hell yeah!!! I'm sure the native student appreciated the effort!!! I'm so jealous anon lol

No. 634149

I went through a really rough time at the start of this year with my friend group at the time imploding, costing me my social life, and then lockdown hit. I spent the first 2 months on my own, without talking to anybody except anons here and to skype my parents every week. Needless to say I was fucking miserable. All I really did was sit around watching shows and sleeping.

But then it's like I had an epiphany and decided to try some of the many hobbies I've wanted to try but never had time for. Since May I've done:
- started bullet journaling, it's become one of my favourite creative outlets
- do morning yoga and started running several times a week
- started practicing mindfulness almost daily
- learnt how to cook some of my favourite recipes (want to move onto baking soon!)
- started studying french, can now comfortably hold a very basic conversation
- started getting back into drawing (gave it up when I was around 16 because dumb teen shit)
- actually began reading from my very long to-read list, I'm 6 books down now and it's becoming my favourite thing to do in the evening (rather than watch random shows)
- started following some simple tailoring tutorials and successfully altered the hemline for several of my dated skirts!

It feels so good to realise I've gotten to a place of happiness despite the start of 2020, and honestly it feels good to realise that I am better off without that old toxic friend group - I can now focus on developing myself as a person and I'm here for it. I will leave 2020 closer to the person I want to become!

No. 634156

hell yeah anon!!! same, i spent a month and a half alone most of the time because i became single and i really put that time to use to pick up old and new hobbies, on top of my lockdown resolutions (yoga! cooking!) i actually stuck to.
sometimes life throws periods of loneliness at you but it's important to take those moments and re-center yourself and your wishes for a relationship/friendship.
so many things are fun to do alone!

No. 634157

I’m so proud of you and happy for you anon! I started reading for pleasure again this year too. I used to read constantly but I stopped in my late teens, wow I had forgot how nice it is.

No. 634159

This is most likely my fave post ever, ily anon hit us up with the book recs in the book thread

No. 634177

Would you share your reading list?

No. 634221

Holy shit my cousin just gave me some brand new airpods for free. Fuck yeah, now I gotta do my best not to lose em lol

No. 634233

Been living alone in a house in a rural area for two years now and I've gotten so good at dealing with spiders. The first few times I came across these big countryside beasts I remember my heart beating out of my chest while trying to gather up the guts to do something.

There is no shortage of them at this time of year and I'm just dealing with it like a champ.

No. 634271

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i've been in such a depressive rut since march. i alienated all my friends, gained 20lbs and lost all interest in my hobbies. however this past month i've been feeling so much better! i've lost weight, started making art & playing bass again and i've reconnected with old friends. i'm learning to code too and i'm actually good at it??

sorry 4 ramble but life is getting so much better for me and i'm feeling happier every day!! it's probably linked to improving my diet and not smoking weed every day lol

No. 634876

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University has been pretty shit studying at home with my parents, but I'm prepping to move back into my own place pretty soon and the old lady next door is moving out at the end of the month! I'm going to furnish, have utensils, cookware, bedspreads, etc in my entire apartment for under 400 bucks. The furniture is nice solid antiques so I don't have to rely on plywood ikea tier bs that will break with the move. This is my second time starting over from scratch completely and the stuff I'm getting is way better than the shit I had to scrounge for from goodwill and places like that, this lady is a neat freak so everything is almost brand new. I'm so hype to get away from them and go back out on my own with way better stuff

No. 634903

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I like Potbelly Sandwich Shop! I like the Skinny Mushroom Melt with added hot peppers and artichokes! When I can afford it, I also like the tomato soup and the oyster crackers. They do not contain oysters, they are these puffy little crisp crackers. Good stuff. I like the chocolate brownie cookie the best! I do NOT drink the milk shakes there, because when I drink cold milky things it upsets my stomach and I vomit like crazy. I had a Mushroom Melt for supper and it was good!

No. 634907

Same, anon. Potbelly is good eats. I personally like the Italian sandwich a a dream bar for dessert. Its one of my go-to's when I dont feel like cooking

No. 634928

Nice! Do you add on the peppers? At first I was weirded out that their peppers are lots of vegetables, and not just literally peppers.

No. 634940

That’s wonderful anon, I’m so jealous!!

No. 634961

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I'm currently on a weight loss journey and at the beginning of the year I was size 20.

For the first time today I went into a clothing store and bought a size 16 dress that I really like and it makes so happy.

(Plz don't judge my tastes in fashion)

No. 634971

That's a Princess Highway dress right? I can't judge, I have a fucking wardrobe full of their stuff kek I enjoy how twee it is.

Anyway congrats on the weight loss, fitting into clothes differently and going down sizes feels better than seeing the number on the scale change imo.

No. 636876

I got a job! Been looking for a graduate position since June 2019, and I got something, ahh!

Now I can begin to plan a trip to Japan once covid blows over. It's like my life can start! I've opened the door to achieving my goals!

No. 636878

Congrats on the weight loss! That dress is adorable and I’m sure looks so cute and flattering on you, go queen ♥

No. 636882

Dress in whatever you like no matter how twee and feel amazing for making sure you’ll live better and longer.

No. 636982

Based. I’ve been going hard on the princess highway autumn shit that seems to be constantly on sale right now, which is just as well because it’s overpriced normally

No. 637250

GIRL congrats! I'm in a similar boat. I went to Japan way back in high school (late 20s now) and I've been wanting to go back ever since. Finally in a financially sound place to do so, then COVID hit. Can't wait to make plans once things start opening back up. I hope you enjoy your new job and have a great time whenever you visit Japan.

No. 637265

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A year ago today I was just a month out from being let go from my job I hated. At the time I felt so incompetent and took it very personally.

Today I just wrapped up a presentation with overwhelmingly positive review, surrounded by a team of awesome ladies who I really look up to and appreciate. I went from having a boss who wouldn’t even answer my calls to a boss who calls me on Sunday nights asking how my weekend went. I feel helpful, competent, and most importantly challenged. I never thought I’d be here a year ago, and now the only thing I feel for my former employer and peers is gratitude.

No. 637431

After so many years of struggling with being alone, being a codependent mess and latching on to the worst people, I have finally gotten comfortable with being by myself, enjoying my own company and not having to rely in others. I'm proud of that even if it seems lame and childish.

No. 637440

ya i'll post something. I just became aware of this site the other day. i