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2023.05.31 03:21 _GrownUpKid_ Unsure if I'm codependent

Hi all, I've recently been looking inward towards myself after a failed relationship last year with a person who I really thought was going to be my person. I've come to realize that I'm not a person who puts myself first in a lot of situations and I am always worried about what others may think of me. I also have social anxiety that I've finally opened up to friends an family about who have all been very supportive in that regard, which was exacerbated during the pandemic. I'm not sure if these two things might go hand in hand. My specific form of social anxiety is usually what I'd term the spotlight effect. That feeling that more people are paying attention to you than is probably true and possibly even judging you even if you have no proof this is true; this judgement is usually negative for me. I would have thoughts that my friends were inviting me out due to pity rather than legitimately doing so because they enjoy my company.
For reference, I'm in my early forties and my parents divorced when I was relatively young, early enough for me that I don't even remember them being together. As I grew up, my mother would not always be present as she was working two jobs a lot of the time to support my brother and myself. As a result, there were times when she wasn't really there a lot of the time. I was basically a latchkey kid around the age of seven and was always seen as the more responsible sibling despite my brother being two and a half years older. I grew up shouldering a lot of the household responsibility and was entrusted with things such as getting dinner ready for everyone while my mother worked two jobs. That's not to say I resent my mother for doing this, she was doing what needed to be done to provide for her children, which is completely understandable to me. My mother is also an amazing person in general, but I feel like this could be why I seek validation from actions at times. My father has always been supportive as well, but my brother and I would only get to see him on school vacations and summer vacations.
I've noticed a pattern as I've looked back on my life where I've always had trouble saying no to others and seem to have based my identity on what others thought of me. As an example of this, there have been times in the past where a friend has asked me to go on vacation with them and I said yes, even though I really didn't feel like going. That's not to say I didn't enjoy those vacations, but why would I say yes to something I don't feel like doing in the first place? I've also tried to behave in ways that I would deem normal to others rather than doing what would be best for me. I burned out hard from a job where I was legitimately overworked and underpaid, but as I look back, I realize some of that burnout was due to my inability to say no and set healthy boundaries for myself. I finally left that job a few years ago and work somewhere that I am much happier and the work life balance is much better. I've definitely gotten better about saying no in a professional setting, but I didn't realize that I might have to do it in personal settings as well.
After the breakup with this person last year, I obsessed unhealthily about how I could have fixed or solved it or put the relationship back together. I now realize that I was also probably clingy at times in the relationship and when she would speak to me about problems, I would try to offer solutions. I realize now in talking to people and reading some stuff on this website, that sometimes people don't want to be offered solutions, they truly just want to vent. When the person didn't text back, I would immediately jump to thoughts such as "are they mad at me" or "did I do something wrong." The relationship ended at approximately eight months. There were other issues as well, which looking back I can see. This person was not great in terms of communication and pretty much did anything to avoid conflict. She was open at the beginning and told me the issue around being non-confrontational, but either I didn't listen well enough or I thought they were things that could be overcome. I was thinking of solutions around fixing them, without realizing that I could also be part of the problem. Eventually, I got there but it took a long time to look into the mirror and focus inward. I also finally realized that the relationship may have felt easy the entire time because they avoided all conflict, so we never had the confrontation that was needed. Also, I didn't push to have that confrontation due to not wanting to upset them, but to my credit, I did at least ask a few times what was wrong, all of those attempts were met with deflection.
I haven't really had a lot of relationships in spite of my age, mostly as I am somewhat introverted and struggling with social anxiety anyway. The only other major relationship I had was for five years and it was with an individual who had BPD. In looking back, I realize that I may have been somewhat of an enabler in that relationship and that person likely used gaslighting at times to get me to do things that they wanted. This would work as I am not great at saying no already. I feel as though they may have even manipulated me at points using fear so that I would give in to their requests rather than dealing with having a confrontation. In truth, I feel like maybe we enabled each other.
I've finally had some epiphanies after this that I'll share below in case it helps others, but maybe some of you already know these things considering where I'm posting. I feel like I definitely lean towards being codependent, but I'm not sure if I'm fully all the way there.
Epiphany 1: Communication is the absolute key to dealing with other humans. Most problems that you've had with other humans comes down to communication in some way. Whether that is a lack of communication, miscommunication, misinterpretation of communication, or dishonest communication. Dishonest communication doesn't mean outright lying, it can be someone communicating disingenuously out of fear to how you may react.
Epiphany 2: This one came about after reading a helpful post about dealing with social anxiety. If you're starting to think that everyone is focusing on you, focus on someone around you and imagine their thoughts. That person isn't thinking about you, they are thinking about work tomorrow, they are thinking about what they will have for dinner, or they are thinking about their kids. This one has been a game changer for me and been really helpful to get myself out of my own head at times. I have to realize that nobody cares and that's a good thing!
Epiphany 3: Don't hold yourself accountable for problems of which you are ignorant or unaware. You can't fix problems that you don't know about. This one was more due to my last partner not being great in terms of communication.
Epiphany 4: Set healthy boundaries for yourself. Respect the boundaries of others even if it can be painful to do so.
Epiphany 5: Love yourself before you love others. Don't seek validation from others. Accept yourself as you are, even if you know there's work needed to become better.
Epiphany 6: You can't control others. It is not your responsibility to aid them or solve all of their problems. Their burdens are not your burdens. You can only change yourself and not others. You'll never truly know what another person thinks or wants. Don't assume what they need without them telling you.
Epiphany 7: If you're the captain of the ship and the ship is heading towards an iceberg, it's not your responsibility to aid all of the passengers and crew into the lifeboats. It's your responsibility to try to steer the ship away from the iceberg. If you try to help others before yourself, there's no one steering the ship.
Epiphany 8: Don't let the voice inside your head be a bully, you wouldn't accept that from someone else, so why would you accept it from yourself?
After getting all of that off of my chest to those who know codependency best, would you be inclined to say that I am codependent or that I simply have tendencies that lean that way?
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2023.05.31 03:21 oran12390 Sedating psych meds with a newborn?

I've been on a sedating antidepressant for a few years that I take about 30 minutes before bed. It knocks me out pretty hard. If I wake up/wake in the middle of the night I am very groggy and it takes a good 10 minutes to really be alert. My wife and I are expecting our first in a few months. My concern is being a little out of it with things like swaddling correctly or not hearing cries as well as needing to help out in the middle of the night when I'm half asleep.
I mentioned it to my doctor who didn't really seem in favor of switching things up. We discussed a possible plan to titrate my dose down to a less sedating level and see how I do, and perhaps augment with something else if needed.
Anyone else have experience with this? How did you and your partner navigate it?
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2023.05.31 03:21 CaptainChristopher02 My Floridian Arxur Daughter (Part 16)

My Floridian Arxur Daughter (Part 16)

Art by u/HaajaHenrik
Memory Transcription Subject: Dennis Ramos Rodriguez, Floridan Factory Meat Distributor
Date [Standardized Human Time]: November 25, 2136
I woke up to my wonderful wife by my side. She was still asleep. I gave her back rubs, earning a delightful coo from her.
“Psst, my love. Pancakes?”
Elena was still tired from last night. She spoke in a tired voice. “Mhmm, in bed please. I don’t think I can walk for now.”
I gave myself a pat on the back. “Your husbands still got it right?” I said smugly, earning a smile and blush from Elena.
I gave my wife a couple good kisses before heading downstairs. On my way to the kitchen, I noticed everyone else was up and already had breakfast.
Did I sleep in that much? We got home at 9:00pm… me and Elena started at 10:30pm… finished around 1:30… nope it’s only 9:30.
Everyone at the table looked like they didn’t get any sleep. Except for Chalta, who had a picture book next to her about aquatic animals, but why was she wearing headphones around her neck.
“Hey gang, how did everyone sleep?”
“Great daddy! Big brother gave me his special headphones, their so comfy and helped make everything quiet!”
“That’s great. Why did he give them to you though?”
Every adult looked at me like I said the worst dad joke in my life. Carlos put the headphones over Chalta’s ears while she continued eating.
My son looked right at me. “We heard it dad, all of it.”
Wait he doesn’t mean… oh sh-
Salisek interrupted my train of thought. “Where you even trying to be quiet?! We started hearing moans and had to cover Chalta’s ears! Also, three hours?! How?!”
“W-why didn’t you just go back to sleep?”
“Go back to sleep? With the last thought that my boyfriends’ parents were doing it in the other room?” Salisek looked at her parents. “You’re no better either! My ears work fine, and I know you two were having your own moment!”
That’s why the Venlil couple looked tired?
Carlos pointed at the princess. “Seriously! Did none of you think about Chalta! She’s like six! I wanna protect her innocence as much as possible, but it’s pretty hard when we have a grown women screaming in the next room ‘Oh yes, mi amor! Show me the nature of predators’! Like, what the hell is that even supposed to mean!”
My face was red with embarrassment. I could have sworn she whispered it! Tarvik and Talice also looked embarrassed.
Salisek continued from where Carlos left off. “That’s nothing compared to my dad who bleats like crazy! Yes, I know you do that, you were terrible at hiding it when I was growing up! I know you weren’t just giving mom a message! Then MOM was moaning ‘my dearest, show me the savagery humans have taught you’! That alone is not only wrong, just wrong, it’s also like… what does that even mean?!”
Talice spit out her orange juice! “Y-you heard that!”
“Seriously dad, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL SEPH!” my son said calmly. Wait, isn’t that a Venlil swear? “I gotta wait till marriage, but you couldn’t wait util we were all out of the house! GAWD DAYUM!”
We all looked over at Chalta who was still calmly eating her food. Smiling at the delicious bacon and eggs while looking at the pictures of fish. Those noise cancelling headphones where a really good investment.
“I’m… gonna make pancakes. Sorry.”
Everyone returned to their respective breakfast. As I walked past Tarvik I gave him a high five. Which earned a distasteful look from my son. I finished the pancakes and reached for the orange juice… I decided to go for the Gatorade instead.
My son noticed, “Why are you getting an energy drink?”
“Well since everyone knows I thought I might as well get ready for round too while you and Salisek take Chalta to the park or something. She hasn’t seen her Arxur playmate in a while.”
“Don’t you da- Arxur playmate?”
“Call Samuel, your old friend. I met him, he’s living with Arxur and her sister. The sister is close to Chalta’s age, and they became friends. Call them and set up a play date.”
“Yup. Now if you excuse me, I’m going back upstairs to make intense love with your mother.”
Tarvik and Talice looked at each other prompting a horrified look from the young couple.
“What? We might as well get it out of our systems?” Tarvik said, pulling his wife up and carrying her to the guest room.
Memory Transcript Subject: Carlos Jose Rodriguez, Mechanical Engineer, Florida Man
Date [Standardized Human Time]: November 25, 2136
I cannot believe that I had to grab my girl and sister because the “adults” got an itch from the Devils Tango! I decided to shake it off and enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with my sister. I decided to call Samuel another day. I’ll take Chalta to her old friend, but I wanted ‘us’ time.
I drove my car, my baby, of my own design and make. Mom said she’d keep it in good shape and boy did she! Electric and smooth, self-driving but I love having control. It also looked futuristic, as in glowing LED’s and a spoiler that moves on its own to adjust for aerodynamics.
The girls were sitting comfortably in the back. Salisek was reading to Chalta about blue whales.
“Wow! They’re so big!” said our wonderful princess.
“Yes, they are, apparently they weigh at most 330,000 pounds. Do you know how heavy that is?” said my adorable Venbig.
“No, is it a lot?”
“Your brother weighs about 200 pounds. It would take…” Salisek used the Calculator on her holopad. “1,650 of him to be the same as one of them!”
“That’s a lot of big brothers. What do they eat?”
“They eat very tiny fish called ‘krill’. They swim in very big groups. When a whale finds them, they open their mouths really big and filter the water out.”
It impressed me that Salisek was at the point where reading about predators didn’t bother her. I was proud at how far her family had come. They were once a timid bunch, now they’re riding death rides and cuddling with predators. It’s a good day to be a Floridian!
After some more driving we finally got to the area I wanted to spend the day. The Florida Mall had gone under some renovations in the past decades. The center of the mall had a small play area, perfect for kids. It also had some interesting places I wanted to check out with my, hopefully, future wife and little sister.
Chalta walked with us through the front doors, and she was in awe. She looked around at all the sights and smells the mall had to offer before tugging at my shirt. “Big brother, this place is so big! What is it?”
“It’s a mall Chalta. It’s a big store with a bunch of smaller stores in it. With some other places to play and eat. We have so much to explore!”
Salisek wrapped her tail around my waist. “So, where do we go first?”
“What are you in the mood for? Clothes, games, food, toys, cosmetics, technology, the list goes on.”
Chalta let out an audible gasp. “I KNOW! Let’s go look at dresses!”
“Like all dresses… or princess dresses. The Disney store has-”
Chalta’s scream turned about a dozen heads in the mall. Salisek walked over to give Chalta uppies. “Well Carlos, I guess we’re going to the Disney store.”
I looked on my phone for the Florida Mall app so I could perfectly Navigate the store. The Disney store was more in the center since it was popular with tourists and would bring people further into the store. This wasn’t a big deal as it allowed the girls to take in more of the sights. Despite being only stores, the designs and aesthetics were there to wow and impress.
“We have nothing like this on Venlil prime. Most of the stores we have are outside, but because these are all indoors it gives them more options for comfort and decorations since they don’t have to worry about weather and can put a plug anywhere.”
“I love the pretty lights! The ladies in the windows are pretty. I wish I was as pretty like them.”
I stopped in my tracks and scooped up my sister from Salisek’s arms. I held her close and looked her dead in the eyes.
“What did you just say? You are the prettiest of the pretty! You know that right?” Chalta looked unconfident in her appearance. Time to be a big brother. “I want you to repeat after me, I am the prettiest of the pretty. Say it!”
“I am the prettiest of the pretty?”
“I am the prettiest of the pretty.”
“Louder, give it all you got!”
Some random group of young women where walking past us and heard our conversation and decided to join in. “Yes, you are gator girl!” “The prettiest of the pretty!” “You are so cute!” “I wish I had your claws!” “*squeal*AWW, BABY!”
At moments like these I realized, I am such an awesome brother. Salisek seemed to think so. The way she moved her tail and ears indicated attraction. Can’t say I blame her; responsibility is one of the hottest traits a man can possess.
Chalta giggled in my arms and gave me a forehead kiss. “I love you, big brother.”
“I would die for you.”
After some more walking we finally arrived at the Disney store. I let Chalta down and she raced to the Princess section. There were a variety of styles of new and old characters. Snow White, Belle, Merida, Ariel, Mulan, Tiana… but we all knew what she wanted.
“Cinderella! Big brother look it’s Cinderella!”
“I can see.” I looked around for one of the employees. An older Hispanic women caught my attention, and I flagged her down. She seemed to know the drill and wasn’t even surprised that Chalta was an Arxur. I didn’t know why until she spoke.
“Hello niña, what can I help you with?”
“I wanna Cinderella dress!”
The women whose name was Camila, indicated by her name tag, looked Chalta up and down. I had a feeling she was getting her measurements. Grandma would do the same thing when fixing our clothes. Some women just had a knack for knowing your size after getting a good look at you.
“Give me a moment.” She went to the back and pulled out an extra small in… Arxur?! “I always keep spares just in case. This should fit your body type nicely. Would you like to try it out?”
Chalta looked at the dress, mouth agape and eyes wide. “Yes. A thousand times yes.”
She ran into the changing room and Salisek followed to help her with any zippers and fittings. I took the time to ask Camila some much needed questions.
“Camila… how often do Arxur shop for princess dresses?”
“A lot of Arxur. Most of the refugees from Wriss love getting pretty. They just don’t show it in public.”
While I was trying to process the information, I noticed a tall figure approaching us. It was an Arxur, a very big female Arxur. The gator women paid no attention to us as she confronted Camila.
“Hello Camila, I’m here to pick up my order. Under the name, Vraka.”
“Of course, you said it’s for work, right?”
“Yup, boss said I could get it here. They really want to make young Arxur feel more comfortable at Disney.” Vraka turned her gaze towards me and took on a defensive tone. “What? Got a problem with an Arxur making little Arxur girls dreams come true?”
“N-no ma’am. In fact, I think it’s rather beautiful.”
Vraka smirked and pulled a picture from her wallet that was in the greenish blue dress I just realized she was wearing. Arxur usually don’t wear clothes, but since coming to Earth they’ve started adhering to a lot of our customs. Whether it was for integration purposes, or they just liked it was anyone’s guess.
“Sorry sir, but I already have a human in my life.” The human in question must be the man in the picture next to her and the smaller Arxur. Wait a minute, is that Samuel?
“Does this human know a man by the name of Dennis… and an Arxur named Chalta.”
Vraka’s eyes shot wide open and pulled the photo back. “How do you know that?”
“Big brother! How do I look in my dress!”
I turned around to see… oh my god. The most beautiful princess in all the land had somehow waltzed into the real world with grace unlike any other.
Salisek followed behind and both the girls were frozen at the sight of the huge Arxur.
“C-Carlos… who is this?”
I quickly answered to calm her down. “Chalta, you had an Arxur friend on the ship, right? What was her name?”
“A-Akara.” Chalta stuttered.
Vraka’s eyes lit up and a smile cracked beneath those huge teeth. “Akara! I got someone you might like to see!” A small Arxur appeared from the direction of the toy section. Not as small as Chalta, but definitely a child.
The two girls ran toward each other and embraced in a beautiful display of affection. It’s good we came today, otherwise we might have missed them.
I gently grabbed Salisek’s hand, she seemed to be feeling better. Seeing that the small Arxur was clearly friendly and familiar with Chalta, it only seemed natural that it would help calm her senses. Still, I could tell she was overwhelmed with fear, mainly from Vraka. A smaller Arxur was one thing, but Vraka was anything but small.
“Vraka this is my girlfriend Salisek. I’m Carlos, Dennis’s son. I used to know Samuel from our old jobs. The little princess you see is Chalta, I’m sure Akara has told you something.”
“Yes, she has, thank you. I don’t think you have any comprehension of just how happy Akara is. Finding friends and adjusting to Earth’s customs was hard enough for a young Arxur. Everything we’ve seen seems like a paradox from what were used to. Even you, Salisek. It’s nice to know some Venlil aren’t measly cowards.”
Salisek swallowed. “I-it’s n-nice to know n-not all Arxur are vicious k-killers, b-but Ch-Chalta already p-proved that t-to m-me.”
Vraka gave a hardy chuckle. Arxur voices are surprisingly deep, it’s hard to imagine that might be Chalta one day. “You do have some moxxy, I’ll give you that. Not even some humans would call us killers to our faces without trying to get on our bad side. Yet here you are fighting fear, and not letting it control you from some decent banter. I’m impressed.”
The girls continued playing and I noticed that Akara had a purple dress. I assumed that dresses where popular with Arxur women since they didn’t have to worry about their tails being constrained and it would help humans better identify their sex.
“Vraka, is Samuel here today?”
“No, but I’ll tell him about you. He’s at work right now. Funny thing, when he came back, he talked about some fond memories of you and your family. I assume you too go way back?”
“Yeah, but I changed jobs and after keeping in tough for a while he just… stopped. I was always worried and tried to contact him, but nothing happened. I just assumed he moved on and that was that.”
“Really, just like that?” Vraka’s voice indicated sympathy. That seemed to take Salisek off guard slightly. I guess she assumed that most Arxur couldn’t feel much empathy. Chalta seemed to be an exception due to her age.
“Yeah, could you talk to him about it for me? I don’t know if he’ll open up to you and it might be wrong, but I just want to know if he’s okay.”
“I’ll get your contact information, and I think Samuel already has your fathers, but as of now you don’t need to worry. Samuel is doing fine.”
“Thanks. Say, how did you and Samuel meet?”
“We met while I was stationed on Earth with Chief Hunter Isif to help with survivors.”
“Really, why did you decide to stay?”
Vraka’s face seemed to turn red almost instantly. Did I say something wrong? Wait, what did dad say about them.
“…Um. W-well you see. I-It’s actually a reaaaaaaly funny story.” Dear God, they totally did it. “Um, HEY LOOK AT THE KIDS!”
Not wanting to make the situation more awkward I diverted my attention to Chalta and Akara. The little Arxurs continued playing and I could only laugh at seeing something so precious. Salisek’s tail motion showed she agreed. Even Vraka’s cheeks blushed a little seeing her sister so happy.
Akara grabbed a red lightsaber from her dress pocket while Chalta grabbed a nearby magic wand bubble dispenser. While they were “battling” I looked at the price of the dress. A decent price but I was worried Chalta would wear it so often she would break it.
Like us and our Spider-Man costume.
Vraka seemed to sense my concern. “Don’t worry about it, I get discounts. We got a buy one, get one free sale right now.”
Freakin’ score!
I went and purchased two dresses of the same size. I also managed to find an extra secret surprise for Chalta when we get to Disney World this weekend.
Salisek was still anxious around Vraka but attempted to make small talk anyways. “S-so Vraka, h-how’s Earth? Do you l-like it more than W-Wriss?”
“Oh, much better. I’m always fed, and humans are also surprisingly warm to be around. If the socialization gets to be too much I can just politely leave and they’re okay with it. Their lives and cultures are all so interesting; I’ve been spending a lot of time studying them.”
“Oh, t-that’s very nice to know… um, I k-know I shouldn’t ask but h-have you ever… p-participated in a r-raid?”
Woah! Okay, even Vraka was shocked about that question!
“W-why would you ask if I participated in a raid?!”
Vraka and I were stunned. Somehow the girls ignored the yelling, but Camila was watching from a distance. She was definitely listening to our conversation like a soap opera.
Vraka took a moment to think and took a deep breath.
“I was part of Chief Hunter Isif’s fleet. I haven’t been on many raids, but I’ve still participated in some. Many of them on Venlil Prime.”
Salisek started to tremble. I gave her soothing scratches behind her ear to calm her down. I gestured that she could stop if it was too much, but she insisted. I couldn’t imagine why she’d do that, but she made her choice, so Vraka continued.
“When Earth was attacked, I was one of the many Arxur sent to help in the aftermath. That’s where I met Samuel. I eventually left the fleet, not because we were still eating… you know, but because I didn’t want to leave Earth. After me and Samuel had gotten… acquainted, I had gotten a taste of the love humans offered. I realized for the first time in my life that I was missing something, genuine love. Not obligatory or fake love many of us would emulate for benefits, but real love.”
Vraka’s voice started to tremble ever so slightly. She didn’t look like she was about to cry, but she sounded like she was fighting a tear. “Little by little everything that I believed about strength and usefulness, about sentience and betterment, was broken down into nothingness. Salisek, know I have been to Venlil prime. I have killed and eaten many Venlil. At the time, I enjoyed it. Now I hate myself for that. I realized what I’ve done. Since I’ve worked at those ‘theme parks’ the humans have, I’ve had to work with other prey species. I call them friends now.”
Salisek’s tail wrapped around my waist. I could feel her calming slightly as Vraka started showing more signs of emotion. “Nothing I do can erase my past, but I am trying to do better. Still, I understand if you hate me. I won’t judge, but please don’t blame Akara. She’s never been outside of home. Any sapient thing she’s eaten, it’s because that’s all we-”
“I know.” Salisek had finally worked up the courage to talk to the Arxur without stuttering. “I don’t know everything about the Arxur, but I’ve been talking with Carlos and Dennis. I know you didn’t have much of a choice.”
Tears formed in Vraka’s eyes, and she spoke humbly. “I… I’m sorry. For everything we’ve done, I’m sorry.”
Salisek let go of my waist, and with minor hesitation, embraced Vraka. Vraka looked like she wanted to return the favor, but she looked as though she was debating her worthiness of it.
“I can’t forgive every Arxur, and I don’t know if the thought of what you’ve done will ever leave my mind, but I know Arxur can show love. They can show regret, sadness, fear, and empathy. I don’t even know if I should, but I want Chalta to grow up in a world where she doesn’t need to hate who she is. If I want that, then maybe I need to break some barriers and accept some people can change.”
A small, singular tear found its way down Vraka’s cheek and onto Salisek’s fur. “W-what?”
“I… forgive you.”
Vraka finally accepted the hug and pulled Salisek in for a strong embrace. “Th-thank you. You have no idea how long I’ve been battling my own demons ever since I came to Florida. Thank you.”
Watching them embrace warmed my heart. I would have joined but I felt a little princess tug at my shirt.
“Big brother, why are the sisters hugging?”
“Because they love each other my little princess.”
Memory Transcription Subject: Vraka, Arxur Defector, Disney Cast Member
Date [Standardized Human Time]: November 25, 2136
While Carlos was playing with Vraka and Chalta I sat on a bench with Salisek. We agreed that the human had enough energy to spare for two active kids. I’ll admit that while I felt guilty hugging a, rather large, Venlil, her touch was much appreciated. We chatted a bit about our lives.
“Vraka, where do you work? I know you said at Disney, but doing what?”
I let out a heavy sign. “Tell no one.”
“Lips are sealed.”
“I work as… a princess. Disney likes representation so giving Arxur girls their own princess before their own proper movie made sense.” And it worked too, the kids love it. Human, Arxur, hell even a Yotul.
“Sorry what?”
“A princess! The outfit was for Snow White, or a guess Snow Grey now.”
Salisek looked like she was trying hard not to laugh. *pftt*“I’m sorry, ha. But that’s adorable!”
“Adorable huh! Well guess what, I bought a second dress because my human like a little role play!”
“…I beg your pardon.” Salisek’s face when to disgust and had an light orange color to it.
Heh, I’ll show her adorable!
“Oh yeah, sometimes I’ll send Akara out with his grandparents and we get busy after his big lonely Arxur princess craves some release. Think about that when you picture me in a dress! Wait… actually don’t I got way to ahead of myself. Oh, Prophet please forget!”
That was so stupid of me. God this is so embarrassing!
I covered my face with my clawed hands. After a moment I looked up at Salisek, who’s look went from disgust to… curiosity?
“Vraka, Carlos and I have an agreement. We’re doing the whole, ‘wait till marriage thing’, while I don’t mind, I am concerned that we won’t be… compatible. Is there any advice you can give me?”
Is she serious? This is what she wants to ask.
“Well… I don’t know much about Venlil anatomy, but it can’t be much different than Humans and Arxur. If you want my advice, let him lead. If he’s lost, help him find his way. Take your time and enjoy each other’s presence. But most of all, when in doubt remember this, humans are endurance predators. Do with that what you will.”
Her face was completely orange now, and she used her paws to bury her tail in her face.
“Oh Seph, I shouldn’t have asked.”
“Heh, you innocent Venlil!”
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2023.05.31 03:20 AnnoyingCactus5 Am I expecting too much of people?

Sorry for the long post, but it's something that's eating me up.
Basically, for better or worse, the happiness of others is something that fuels me and really keeps me going. I know what you're gonna say, and I'm tired of treating this as an issue or a flaw. I'm just someone how really enjoys to see the people I care about be happy, I love and try my best to make them laugh, be there for them, support them and brightening their days in general.
I might not look like it for most people, but I'm a very sentimental and emotional person, which is why it really hurts when I never receive any of it back. And let me be clear, I don't expect people to do so, but I started to notice something about all of the people around me and that is just how unaffectionate everyone is.
I went through stuff (cancer, depression, etc) and I will admit that I isolated myself a lot and I still do it to this day. This opened my eyes a little and it showed me how the people around me act and how they treat me. I'm always the one to start conversations, I'm always the one asking what they other one is up to, how their day is going, no one asks me if I'm doing okay, I'm not invited to things, they don't share things with me unless I ask, I show interest for other peoples' hobbies and passions but they never ask me about mine... and all of this goes with both acquaintances and friends that I've known for over a decade and that are very close to me. And I know that what they do is not malicious, but seeing that I'm often not in their minds, when they are always in mine hurts, a lot.
I have some trust issues, so opening up to people has always been hard for me, but when I do, I put a lot of myself into it, and being discarded so easily just kills me on the inside. And I know I can't expect people to act the way I want, but why is it that they don't appreciate that someone cares for them? They can tell that they worry, that they want to give me some space, that they care about me, but what am I gonna do with that? I've heard that so many times but why is it that now one shows this care? It's gotten so bad that even receiving a 'good morning' is enough to make me tear up a little.
Recently I've been trying to meet new people through many different platforms, I opened up emotionally to strangers, I showed them my kindness, compassion and I showed interest and support for so many, and I found that most of them don't really care and the second they got something else going on in their lives I don't see them again. I just refuse to think that there are no other people like me, but maybe I'm a fool that is just expecting too much of others.
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2023.05.31 03:20 That_person_ My partner left me, struggling alone.

Not even a week ago the person I thought would be my future left me, she didn't even do it face to face or over the phone, just a text saying she couldn't do it anymore.
All that time together and she ends it with a text and a cold shoulder.
I feel lost, unwated and feel like I'll never be good enough for anyone. I'm not really sure what the point of this post is, maybe some of you can share coping mechanisms or your break ups and how you're handling it. Maybe some simple chats would be nice, keep each other company too.
Either way, I hope you all find someone that loves you.
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2023.05.31 03:19 AnodyneRedamancy A parable, Part 1: The Friend Zone Con Job

This girl and guy are in a semi-new relationship. Things are going well. They've been learning a lot about each other. They've talked about their likes and dislikes, their interests and goals, and what they want the future to look like.
Even though things are going well, the guy makes a mistake that strains their relationship. There is now an uncomfortable distance between them that didn't exist before, and things seem to be unsure. They guy is worried that the girl will never be able to trust him.
The girl, although being hurt, says that not all hope is lost, but that things can be repaired if the guy doesn't make that mistake again and promises to improve. The girl says that they can no longer have direct contact for now, that all communication must go through a good friend of hers, a third party. The guy agrees.
After some time, things do seem to be getting better. The girl and guy, although having a third party delivering their messages, have grown closer together.
The girl writes a letter to the guy that says she has forgiven him and that soon, they won't need a third party helping them in their communications. The guy is ecstatic! He responds to the girl saying how grateful he is and how much he loves the her. The girl writes back, saying she loves the guy with her whole heart and can't wait to be together!
The third party, in delivering this message to the guy, gets cut off by a 4th man.
The 4th man brings the letter to the guy. The guy, confused, asks what happened to the third party? The 4th man says that the girl and the third party have chosen them to be another layer in all communications with the girl. When they guy asks "why?" - the 4th man quips "Because I'm their favorite. Now here's your letter".
The guy reads the girl's letter and expresses to the 4th man how happy he is that the girl loves him with all her heart and how excited he is that the relationship is back to being stronger than ever.
The 4th man now shakes his head and says "No, no, no. You see, you've been misunderstanding the girl's letters this entire time. Everything she has told you, actually applies to ME. She loves me and the two of us are in a special relationship".
The guy, recalling all the letters that were addressed to him specifically, says to the 4th man: "I don't think that's so, the girl even gave me her diary so that I could learn as much about her as possible. The letters were all addressed to me and delivered to me by the third party. What you're saying doesn't make sense".
The 4th man, now angry that he's been questioned, proceeds to tell the guy: Of course it makes sense! The girl chose me and promised me that I would be with her forever. Our bond is so strong, that we don't even have to speak. We can communicate by thought! And you... The only hope for you is to, at most, be her friend. She says that if you truly love her, you'll support her and I by listening to everything that I say. And if you don't, she'll wish you were dead".
The guy, still not thinking that this makes sense, asks "But how do I know that this is true? How do I know that she chose you? How do I know that she wants me to listen to you? She never mentioned any of this in her letters to me".
The 4th man, with a patronizing tone, replies: She wants you to stop reading her letters on your own as they do not belong to you. Nor can you properly understand them without my help. I'll tell you what though, I'll translate the letters for you and I'll tell you what they mean. This will make the girl even more pleased with me and help you to see how special her and I's relationship really is.
The guy, though saddened, agrees.
After some time, the 4th man provides his translated version of the girl's letters. Some things are the same, the girl's likes and dislikes, her interests and goals. But now the letters talk about what will please the 4th man, and what the guy has to do in order to make him happy.
The guy asks the 4th man - "if this is true, if all her letters were referring to you and I wasn't able to interpret them correctly on my own, should I move on and hope to find someone who does love me?
"No! Absolutely not!" - replies the 4th man. "Remember that she expects you to always be improving and to never make the same mistakes. If you do, she'll wish you didn't even exist".
"But I thought everything in the letters applied to you?" says the guy.
"Oh no. Don't be absurd" the 4th man chuckles. "I've never made a mistake! And my relationship and marriage with her is already guaranteed. I know this is too hard for your weak mind to understand. But don't worry! I've written up some extra guides to help you understand the letters. You should study these every chance you get. And just remember, in order for you to keep the girl happy, you must remain loyal to her AND to me".
The guy, loving the girl so much, wants to do anything to make her happy. Even IF that means that they will never be together. He's determined to do what he must to keep the girl's favor. And maybe, just maybe, they'll be able to remain...friends.
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2023.05.31 03:19 FiesoleKansai My 2.5 year old is struggling to release pee. We tried a weird trick that seems to work, but we don’t know how to progress from here.

It’s an odd situation. Our 2.5 year old was a really fast learner initially. By the end of the first day of potty training, she was self-initiating and would go sit on the little potty and then release urine. Day 2 was much of the same: she really seemed to have mastered it. On day 3, she got really constipated and that messed everything up. After we got her bowels moving again (we resorted to suppositories: emotionally painful but very effective), she seemed to regress. She would send signals that she had to pee and would sit on the potty but nothing would come out. She would sit and stand over and over and eventually have an accident.
We tried all the usual tactics: we read to her while she was on the potty; put her hands in water; put her feet in water; etc etc.
Then my wife had a brainwave. We put her little potty in the bathtub, filled the tub with an inch of water, and then put her on the potty.
That did the trick.
She released the urine. And it’s worked every time since (we have now done it three times).
Any advice on how we should take it from here? How can we move towards weaning from this crutch?
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2023.05.31 03:18 PotSniffer0811 In hindsight, it probably wasn't the best idea.

Worked at a gas station owned by a grocery store for a very long time. We had little pouches attached to the clips for our name tags. I found out one day that said pouch was just barely big enough to put one of our orange clearance tags in. It had an arrow that was supposed to point up towards the item name, but instead, it pointed up to my name.
Any time a customer would ask how much I was on clearance for I would jokingly tell them $1 million. It was a nice ice breaker and most people would also joke back. I had one regular who started calling me Clarence, and another who actually presented me with a fake 1 million dollar bill. Any time I worked with one particular co-worker and someone asked, he would shake his head and say it was too much money (rude).
Of course there's always one person that ruins everything. He happened to come into the gas station on valentines day of all days. He pulled up to the pump closest to the pay window so I got a good look into the garbage dump he mistakenly called a vehicle. There were bags and bags of trash, old yellowed pillows, empty and half empty bottles of soda crammed up to the ceiling and in every free space of the backseat, to the point where it was spilling into the front seat. I'd never seen him before but this wasn't my first time handling a mobile hoarder.
He putzed around the store a bit, made his selection and came up to my pay counter. I made the usual small talk with him ('Hi, how are ya?' 'How was your day?') but he wasn't particularly chatty so I didn't press further. I had just finished scanning his items and was about to ask if he wanted a bag when he spoke first.
"How much?" He asked. After confirming with my register I told him the price of his items. I can't remember how much it was exactly but it couldn't have been any more than $15.
He goes, "No. How much." Then points to my name tag/the clearance tag. Realizing what he meant I laughed and told him $1 million, like I did everyone else.
Completely stone faced and without skipping a beat he asks, "Would you take $250,000 cash?"
"No, sorry. $1 million is already the discounted price." I tried to awkwardly laugh it off, wanting nothing more than for this man to leave.
He continued to give me his dead eyed stare before responding. "Damn. Wish I had it then you'd be coming home with me tonight."
Bruh, what? Do you mean out to the parking lot where your rolling cesspool awaits?
"Yeeah." I kind of nodded. We finished the rest of the transaction and he sat in his car staring at me through the plate glass window for about 10 minutes before finally oozing away. I took the clearance sticker out of my nametag pouch and never looked back.
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2023.05.31 03:18 FailronHubbard Ranking system seems awful.

I have played a ton. Games seem uneven a lot, game adjusts unfairly.
It adjusts so hard where it "thinks" you need to be.
Example: (I'm old so take it easy on rank.). Plat 6. 3-4 games away from diamond 1. It swaps from gaining/losing about 7-8 a match to gaining 5, losing 13.
This feels absolutely terrible. I've scratched and clawed my way up to get here. I just want to break into diamond.
But this makes the grind feel like its not even worthwhile. Playing solo 90% of the time. Don't really have any friends that play but 1, and he doesn't get to play a ton.
Call me crazy, but even with adjustments to how much you gain/lose I don't think you should EVER lose more than you can gain. You can have a system work, and not be so punishing. I've been playing my ass off to break into diamond, and this is by far the worse I've felt about halo in a long time.
I get it for matchmaking purposes, but it just destroys the ability to advance slowly and get better. By the logic of this system if you can't carry your entire team you're being punished. I'm being punished for overall good play. I have those negative games sure, but Ive been working on that. Going positive and playing smarter all around. It just doesn't seem to matter because it seems that if I don't have a Lucid stat line its going to strip away rank at one loss equaling upwards of orbmore than 2 wins.
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2023.05.31 03:18 FarmFamilyGamingYT My opinion on the EXE bans…

I will still respect the creators choices if I ever do decide to mod, but I really think some of it was unnecessary, and a little troubling. Well for one thing, I don’t know why they wanted to ban characters like lord x, god z, mx, faker, and even starved (that one physically and mentally hurt me lol), so then fan favorites can’t even get fan made mods, which I thought was weird. But if you do really think about it, why are they trying to act like their work is copy-written, when the origins of the characters are owned by massive businesses and corporations, like SEGA, and Nintendo? Does the creator of lord x own sonic? No. Who is lord x based off of? Sonic. Does the creator of MX own Mario? No. What is MX based off of? Mario. That could be a lawsuit happening, with these “owners” claiming these creations they made, and are just creepy versions of popular video game mascots. I mean look at Sonic.EXE and xenophanes, they are literally Sonic The Hedgehog, but with bloody eyes and random purple crystals. Faker is literally an almost complete replica of the speedy hedgehog! And MX is just Mario on steroids. They could possibly get away with God Z, for being a super distorted version of mighty, but in the end, it’s still mighty, and all of these can get the creators in trouble. The reason people like smg4 can get away with it, is because he isn’t copywriting the Nintendo characters he is using. He is making money, yes, but that’s just how YouTube works. Honestly, they coulda done a bit better with this. What are your thoughts?
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2023.05.31 03:18 Flaifel7 Postponing technical interview a bad look?

I had provided my availability last week (May 25th) to book a second round technical interview with a company. They just replied back to my today that they scheduled a 1 hour coding interview after tomorrow and then another 1 hour behavioural interview the day after that. Due to the fact that I have other interviews this week, and work to finish and I could definitely use some more time to prepare, I’m thinking of asking the recruiter to move these interviews to next week.
Would that hurt my chances of getting the job? I’m planning on calling the recruiter tomorrow and getting her advice on this but I would really appreciate your experience as a hiring manager how would you react to this?
Thank you very much for your time
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2023.05.31 03:18 UnapproachableByte Mid-50s Graphic Designer Needs New Career due to Disability

I’ve been a print graphic designer for close to 25 years, most of that time working for myself from home. I’ve also had a sleep disorder for more than 20 years where I don’t get restorative sleep. (I’ve seen tons of doctors and taken just about every on-label and off-label drug prescribed, so I’m not looking for advice regarding this.) The effects this has had on my brain for over 2 decades has resulted in brain-fog, difficulty making decisions, and challenges in finding solutions to problems. This has resulted in a high level of stress when having to make, what used to be simple, design designs. So, I’ve decided that I need to find a new path, one that doesn’t require lots of decision-making and that will be less stressful for me. I’m wondering if any one has any ideas of how I could leverage my experience as a print graphic designer into something new? It’s really hard for me to think of what that could be. Due to my age, I’m not interested in undertaking any extensive training program or schooling. My career didn’t really progress the way that I had hoped it would. I never really achieved what I wanted, and being an introvert and working for myself wasn’t great. I also don’t feel like I really have any good contacts from all those years. I’m more than open to pursuing something completely different, but I don’t even know where to start. And who would be willing to hire someone at my age, with ostensibly no experience. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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2023.05.31 03:17 Saki_Spookz I love to annoy my boyfriend with bread

We all know what I mean by this hopefully LOL. But when we get ready for bed and we lay down I start to say.
“So toast is no longer bread because you toasted it so it’s toast now right?”
Then he just sighs very heavily and then I he starts a rant about how it’s just bread and blah blah blah. Okay so then I will go down the rabbit hole with him and then say.
“Okay but you don’t make fries and then say your eating a potato you say your eating fries so your argument is invalid!”
Then he rolls over and says “good night babe” because he’s done with me at that moment. But I don’t stop there oh no! I start talking about Tacos, Hotdogs, and Cannolis! Then i say
Me: “Everything that’s wrapped is a cannoli! Even a burrito!”
Him: “….I think you mean Cannery”
Me: “i- Babe- t-that’s a bird?”
Him: “or is it a Cannoli!?”
he finally gets it.
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2023.05.31 03:17 residentmaple Socializing/making friends as a transfer student (College)

Hi all, thanks for reading
Quick intro: I (20M) ended up failing out of college my freshman year after I was sexually assaulted. I was 1000s of miles away from home, without any kind of support system (besides shitty college therapy!), and I'm trying to make peace with that. For the past two years I've lived at home working and trying to get stable again. I wanted to move to Portland to finish my degree, but I decided to go to ASU in the fall. I'm from Phoenix, and I hate living here, but the upfront cost of moving and paying my way through college was too much to swing.
First: I want to party. I know that sounds very superficial, but I've spent a lot of time focusing on just working or doing online classes at my local community college. I want to have the opportunity to enjoy being in my 20s: getting plastered at parties, dating, socializing, and doing things with my friends. I want to squelch my FOMO by actually doing the stuff I'm worried I'm missing out on. I partied a bit when I first went to college, and know I really enjoy it.
Second: I need to make friends- the right friends. I have the disadvantage of not living in the dorms freshman year and meeting your circle that way, I'm not playing on any athletics teams, the main way I'm guessing I'd make friends is through meeting people in class? But that's kinda hard too. I'm a pretty social guy, I've been a chatty barista for a long time, but when I actually have to *try* and make friends my social anxiety skyrockets- the last party I went to was in a studio apartment with 30 people who all knew each other (I knew the host), I got really crossed, has no idea how to talk to anyone, called my friend the wrong name then left. I also want to be friends with people who are social themselves. I love talking to everybody, and I definitely wouldn't say I'm better than someone who is more introverted (both are fine!), and I definitely wouldn't not be friends with someone because they're introverted, but I feel like being friends with people who are more social will help me with my first point.
As for housing, I'm thinking of getting a house by campus with two lifelong close friends. I'm definitely excited for that! However, I know they aren't really the type to get blackout drunk on a Tuesday.
I know I'm overthinking this, but I'm really nervous. I haven't stepped foot in a classroom since the height of the pandemic and I just feel rusty, like I'm an imposter adult in the college world.
Any advice, help, questions, or success stories are welcomed!
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2023.05.31 03:17 turnerpike20 Muslim critics lie to you.

A case in point is when they talk about Quran 8:30 in trying to say it says, deceiver.
وَإِذْ يَمْكُرُ بِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ لِيُثْبِتُوكَ أَوْ يَقْتُلُوكَ أَوْ يُخْرِجُوكَ ۚ وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ ٱللَّهُ ۖ وَٱللَّهُ خَيْرُ ٱلْمَـٰكِرِينَ
And [remember, O Muḥammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allāh plans. And Allāh is the best of planners.

What the critics don't really want you to know is that Arabic can be a very open language to a lot of meanings for one word or you can delete something and it becomes a different word.

This word is 'the planners'
This word becomes 'deceiver' or 'cunning'
This becomes 'the pain'
And this is 'pain'

Another thing you could do is Allah.
'for him'

So Islamic critics who point to Allah being a deceiver I want to say are you really sure it says that? If you're a Christian then how are you not seeing how you insult God in the same way? The verse in question is talking about how people plan against Allah and Allah is planning or plotting against them and Allah is the best of planners.
John 12:40
40 “The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts— so that their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and have me heal them.

The Christian God does make points of deceiving people for the hopes of saving his followers which is exactly the meaning of the Quran verse. So it's like Christians who criticize this verse again you would have to use that same logic in the Bible because the Bible has the same exact mindset of God being a deceiving being.
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2023.05.31 03:16 JossueV27 Which one do I choose I’m just trying to clean reinstall windows

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2023.05.31 03:16 RowAdditional7025 Beard Turning Gray

Men of Reddit, I am thinking of growing out my beard this summer with some of the red now turning to gray. How fast did your beard turn gray from the time that you first spotted your first gray beard hairs?
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2023.05.31 03:16 SpookyBabe1833 AITB for being jealous other people are getting to have children when they don't want them when I truly want them?

The title sounds very horrible, and I hope I can explain this correctly.
I've been wanting a family for a while now, and my boyfriend and I have been wanting to try for a baby but we are not financially stable enough for a baby. Since we are responsible and we want what's best for our future child, we aren't trying for the time being. Well, everyone from my home town are having kids. And I would like to point out that everyone from my hometown is low income. All of them have said in the past they never wanted kids. One just had to bail the baby daddy out of jail 2 weeks before the baby was set to get here.
This is where I feel like I'm the butthole. I've always taken care of everyone else's children, and so I know how to treat children. Two posted about 30 pictures within the first day, including one where the babies penis was showing. And another had posted to Facebook 2 days after the baby was born about how she knows she's been letting everyone touch the baby and hold the baby but now the baby is sick, and getting rashes, and showed the babies butt on Facebook. I know I shouldn't feel upset over it because it's not my child, but I'm jealous that they are treating their children like accessories. ESPECIALLY when you're showing nude pictures of your child. The internet is not a safe place for nude pictures of a child, that is common knowledge.
So AITB for being jealous other people are getting to have children when they don't want them when I truly want them?
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2023.05.31 03:15 Mariko000 Quartet Study plan

How did you use Quartet to study N3 & in what order did you do everything (listening, reading, writing speaking exercises)?
Did you only use the textbook and workbook or did you use any other online resources? There are so many resources I feel a bit overwhelmed and I want to use everything to make sure I cover all bases but I don't think that's possible, will I be okay only using the textbook and workbook?
How long did you take for each chapter and did you pass N3 using grammar study from only this book, ie is this book enough?
I wanna hear your detailed reviews please & thank you
Are there any online resources like The ones Sethclyde made for genki1/2 they were super helpful
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2023.05.31 03:15 GTctCfTptiHO0O0 Tip on how to increase input without mental strain. I want to share with you guys how I am able to stay focused and even ENJOY watching DS videos.

Let's GO guys. Everybody here has been doing so well with their Spanish input and staying on track. I could not be happier with everybody's commitment. I thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone's progress and being apart of this community. I am finishing this month out with roughly 40 hours of input for the month, with 108 hours total. At this point, I have started to watch Extra en Español, and I am understanding 90% of it easily, where as last month that was NOT the case. Excited to start getting into the intermediate videos here soon too. I love how there are so many little milestones in this journey. Immense satisfaction and feelings of accomplishment with each noticeable improvement. (The bad days are there too, trust me I know).
How is everybody else doing with the month of May wrapping up here? How much input did you get?Any ideas on how to stay focused in June? Would love to hear any ideas or tricks you may have came up with in order to get more input in your day. Wanted to share with you guys how I am able to stay so consistent, or at least how I THINK I am able to.

Here's what works for me:

NO SCREEN TIME BEFORE STARTING DS INPUT. STOP SCROLLING ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU FIRST WAKE UP. We all know that it is bad for us. Every time I do it kills my productivity AND how much I am able to watch DS videos. I have experimented enough with this to know that this is the single biggest hurdle for my daily input and is a direct influence on whether or not I struggle mentally to get through (my goal of) 90 minutes of input a day. Every single time I consciously avoid getting on my phone when I first wake up, and forcing myself to turn on DS first, no matter what, instead of instagram, FB, or twitter, I BREEZE through the videos, ENJOY them, AND watch more. I honestly can't even believe it's as simple as just avoiding social media when you wake up, but the dopamine hits, and the subsequent cravings for more, especially if you flood your brain with it FIRST thing in the morning, is a REAL thing.
Anybody have any experience with this? Every single time I avoid social media I am able to watch way more DS content and I have been wanting to share this here for a bit now, because I can imagine that many others are doing the same thing, and without thinking, getting on social media as soon as waking up, instead of DS, making their brain HATE watching the videos, haha.
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