I waited 3 years to return to post secondary studies, pre pandemic I had worked 6 years and amassed multiple awards, bursaries and scholarship funds to pay for my desired niche trade. it was a dream that was stopped cold for COVID. When I finally got back to it in September it was closure, but within a few weeks it was also clear what had returned was severely broken and I withdrew. I had so much self doubt. I was ashamed to tell people because I had been working for this dream for roughly 10 years and to walk away seemed to be on me. The SFU football team being cancelled highlights just how much things have broken. Nobody gives a shit about my plight, but my plight is really no different than theirs. There are millions that will have great adventures this academic year, but there are just as many who will hit dead end walls and broken dreams. The SFU football team is fighting a no win situation, but their loss helps many recognize that things are broken.
Last year felt like everyone I dated was just pandemic rebounding/playing the field or seemed to be wiggy or quick to want to cohabitate out of wherever they were currently co-abitating. This year, it's better. Maybe it's because we can go to a movie theatre and have choice of many movies. sitting wherever we want. Not having a mask in the back pocket at all times, just in case it's needed. Wandering and finding restaurants, not pre phoning in and showing up to a first with a criteria and list. lol.
And controversial, but given the current over population of Canada Geese, I think we could permit a small number of these birds to be hunted for food for charity meals as part of a social program benefitting folks in need.
Age definitely gives you perspective of things that you remember. You see things more clearly as you look back on them with the knowledge and wisdom you’ve gained over the years. I was remembering this girl I worked with when I was 18, about 50 years ago. She was only 15, and she was living with a much older man, (like about 35). At the time we thought she was really cool, but now I realize that she was being taken advantage of by the guy. I had left home at 16 and I thought I knew everything there was to know and that I was just as smart and capable as any adult. How wrong I was! Young people may have the basic intelligence, but they lack the experience that provides wisdom. So they are convinced that older people have nothing to offer them and they ignore advice. Just like us older people did they will have to learn by living. One of the most important things I’ve learned is just how much I don’t know, and how much I still have to learn about life. Being open to taking advice from people who have lived longer than me is still not always easy and I have to remind myself at times to shut up and listen. I guess that’s the wisdom part.
A loved one bought a toaster on Amazon. It was $89.99. It is a cheap flimsy POS and gets very hot. The brand is Cusimax (knock off of Cuisipro). It stinks of burning cheap metal and the fumes do the following to me:
Swollen lymph glands and breasts
Burning eyes, nose, throat and lungs
Clumsiness and confusion
This is just from the stupid thing sitting on a counter! It's even worse intensity when on. I explained fire risk, health issues, etc. They won't return it. They like their cheaply made POS slavery toaster. Why? There are normal toasters with real CSA approval at the store! This toaster might have an unfortunate incident. So many reviews say it stops working after a month, so maybe I'll help it along. I also reported it to the consumer safety web form. I'm sick of this crap being bought instead of properly inspected name brand products.
I never thought I would meet the the man of my dreams. Caring, thoughtful, so wonderful and knows how to treat a lady if you know what I mean !
But I have and I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet. Don't give up ladies your true love is out there too.
Look up the Milgram Experiments AND the Stanford Prison Experiments. Real life events that reveal human nature when guliven "power" in terms of 'authority', and when asked or "forced" to commit atrocities / ethics violations.
Actually do this right now, before forgetting, looking away, being asked or 'commanded' not to, or closing this tab, or replying.
your violated tele-empath, GMW
Just thought you should know… get well
Used to be someone who ran away from problems.
In school, from home (as a teen), jobs, groups, and love. But not anymore. Been trying to fix a problem for over 5 years and won't give up this time.
I travel, so it is always a different Botox clinic. This one... not so good. They froze my forehead but not over the outer part of the eyebrow so now my face lifts manically on the edges like Jack Nicholson if I make any expression. My eyebrows and hair is getting a little Jack style too...